Hi it's Julia here today with a couple of sweet stamped cards for the holidays. Stamping is a great way to create special and unique cards and what better time to make them than Christmas. It's a long standing tradition to send cards for this joyful season and I love being able to share ones that I've created myself.
My first card features the new December Days line stamp set and I've used one of the sentiments and a branch from that set. By using that one simple branch stamp over and over I've created a fun holiday wreath for my card front image.
To do that I first drew a circle onto the center of my card front by tracing a lid in pencil. Then I started stamping the greenery in three different shades of green ink and one shade of a turquoise ink. By mixing up the colors it really adds a more interesting and dimensional look.
Once my card front was done I wanted to add in some of the December Days line embellishments. I love mixing stamping and scrapbooking products together for a unique and dimensional look. To finish off my card I flicked some aqua misting ink over the card front for a fun look.
Moving on to my next festive card, the new Festive Llama stamp set really caught my eye with it's unique and trendy look. How fun! The llama makes a big and bold focal point on the card design and I've stamped and then die-cut this image. You can do so many things with this llama by using different coloring medium or paper piecing. I've used colored pencils on this card, blending them together and then adding in highlights with a white gel pen.
There are so many fun small stamps in this set that can be mixed and matched together and make amazing backgrounds! I've put together three of them and stamped them randomly in red ink onto a pink card stock layer. To make the sentiment stand out I've layered a piece of vellum over the background and then stamped the sentiment on the vellum in a permanent ink. A few gold stars are also stamped on the vellum and then heat set to keep the pigment ink from smearing.
Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope you have a fun and festive holiday this year!