Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Christmas Tidings Holiday card and Tags

Today I'm using creams and whites with a touch of black, I was craving neutrals, so I went with it!   
For my projects, I decided to use two of my favorite stamp sets, Christmas Tidings and Pine Wreath and created a card and a set of gift tags!
Now with my tags I wanted to show a project with my stamp being the main image... which of course is the wreath. I did just a touch of coloring using a distress marker on the wreath ribbon and the poinsettia leaves that I fussy cut out.  I like to cut them out and than use them for demension.
Next I added some ribbons and some kraft tags stamped with a sentiment from the set. 
To finish, I of course had to add a button or two...and a jingle bell cause I never tire of them!

Now if you let me ramble a bit... as a stamper...I find I am not a traditionalist. I am not big on coloring to add personality but lean more on stamping my images and either layering them or fussy cutting.  Although I admire others coloring projects I feel for the most part it just isn't for me.  
I love demension!  I love to fuse things together... using diecuts and embellishments, along with my stamps. I also sometimes like to double stamp and stamp directly on my pattern papers to further enhance my stamped images.  When I first started I felt a bit intimidated by those that used all stamps on a card etc. I realized that I could start small and work from there.
 So as you can see on the second project, my card, I used an ornament as my main image. 
To add detail I relied on the Christmas tidings set. I stamped the border at the bottom and also used the poinsettia image again and cut it out. I nestled it amongst the ribbon and rusty bell. I enhanced the antlers by using the black soot jellie dots which gave the card a pop of color.
 I added a rubon for my sentiment to complete my look.

Here's a look at my final card!  

 So if you are just starting out with your stamp adventure and feel overwhelmed, remember you can always use them for the details in your projects. They do not always need to be the main focal point. Start small and work from there. I think that is what is fun with using stamps...they really are so versatile and show your true style. 
As always I hope you enjoyed my projects!  hugs, cherry

Stamps: - The Rubbr Cafe'- Christmas Tidings, Pine wreath
Paper: PTI- cardstock, Graphic 45, Echo park
Ink: PTI
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe' -Scrap happy glue
Embellishments: The Rubber Cafe' black soot jellie dots, Really Reasonable ribbon, Maya Road- kraft tag
Tools:  Spellbinders- Classic, Standard circles and scallop circles
Other: Wood Reindeer ornanment, Oct Afternoon, Noel Rub-on, misc vintage buttons and jingle bells(spray paint)

1 comment:

Karen T said...

Beautiful Cherry! I love your choice using a neutral colors- Very vintage feeling!