Warm Christmas Wishes Stampin' Up! Card

Today I wanted to share with you a quick and easy card I created using some of the pattern strips included in the Festival of Snow Designer Paper Collection – in that DP collection one of the patterns consists of an entire sheet of different pattern strips.  I really like the fact that you can either use them individually or, use them together as I did in the card above.  Even though I actually only cut 1 strip of paper, it looks like there are three. After affixing it to my Crumb Cake card base, I then stamped my sentiment (from the More Merry Messages stamp set) in Early Espresso Classic ink and embossed it with Early Espresso Embossing powder.  

My focal point image is from Stampin’ Up!’s Scentsational Season stamp set.  I stamped the cup first in Cherry Cobbler Classic ink onto Whisper White CS and then hand cut it out.  I then stamped it again in Early Espresso Classic ink, cut out just the cocoa, and affixed it onto the Cherry Cobbler image.   If you’re wondering why I didn’t use the coordinating die it’s because I found that the cut it gave was not close enough to the stamped image -there was too much a white border, AND, it didn’t cut out the inside of the handle – so I just it cut it myself.  I stamped the steam onto the card base, and then used my Early Espresso Stampin’ Write marker to extend it onto the edge of the cut.

Okay, and now on to today’s winners of the Greetings of the Season Stamp-a-Stack Tutorial. As promised, today I’m announcing the two lucky winners of the tutorial.  I used the random number generator at www.random.org to select my winners.  The first winner:

The second winner:

And…..since there were SO many comments (thank you!), as I was scrolling through the comments I randomly picked a bonus winner:

Congratulations to all the winners!  If your name was drawn, please email me at [email protected] with the subject line “Greetings of the Season Winner”.  In the body of your email please let me know whether you would like the Class Planner version for Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators, or the Stamp Class by Email version!

I’ll see you again on my regularly scheduled Friday post!