50 Days of Christmas: Day 43: Guest Post!

Hi everyone! My lovely design team leader Amber has a great project to share with you all today.

Hey everyone, this is Amber. I wanted to do something gorgeous for the holidays without using one of Samantha’s holiday sets. So, I used one of her super diverse flourishes from the set called the Flourishee Stamp Set.


The card base is a dark brown cardstock, cut to the standard 4 and 1/4 by 5 and 1/2 inch size. The corners are rounded on a 1/2 inch setting using a corner chomper.

I cut a 2 and 1/4 inch circle from a pale brown cardstock. Then, I stamped a flourish onto it with Versa Mark ink. I sprinked on some Stamp N Stuff Embossing Powder in Red Tinsel and heat set it. This is a product by Stampendous that I found at Michael’s. I like it because it has sparkle to it, although it doesn’t photograph too well. I went around the edges of the circle with a Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Write Marker from Stampin’ Up.

I cut a 3 inch scalloped circle – mine is from Gypsy Wanderings. The paper is from a Die Cuts with a View stack. I layered the circle onto the scalloped circle, and adhered them to the card front. Then I went around the edges of the scallops with Cinnamon colored Stickles.

I used the Stampin’ Up Scallop Border Punch along another DCWV pattern. Then I trimmed the strip to be 1 and 1/2 inches wide and adhered it to my card front. I trimmed the sides to be flush with the card, including the rounded corners. I went around this piece with Stickles in Holly. Holly is a stunning color of Stickles. It is mostly green, with flecks of red and gold – truly stunning and a great addition to all sorts of holiday projects.

I went around the top of the card (everywhere above the border strip) and did stitching lines with my Chocolate Chip marker all along the edges.

As a finishing touch I used some polished hemp on the card. I wrapped it around 3 times. I attached it to the back of the card front with tape. For the front I used some Sticky Strip to adhere the center
where they all come together. I made a little bow and also attached it with Sticky Strip. I used a little bit of Scotch Quick Dry adhesive to adhere down the tails of the hemp.

This card sort of has a traditional, maybe somewhat country feel to it. I wasn’t sure if it was going to turn out, but I think it was a lot of fun. Remember that all the SP and Company stamps can be used for
a wide variety of projects, so you are only limited by your imagination. So, pick a favorite and get inky 🙂

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