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Ho Ho Ho!

I took inspiration from Catherine Pooler herself for these cards! I am particularly in love with the Vintage Bauble background stamp and it was a ‘must have’ for my stash.

I stamped, coloured and cut the images from ‘Man with the Bag’

Copics Used: R59, R29, R27, R24, C3, C1, C0

I added extra details to the hats with a gold gel pen, plus the Radiant Amplify which puffs up amazingly! I love adding it to pom poms, fluffy tails etc, and it really adds fun dimension to the stamped elements.

For the background pieces, I used Gina K Red Velvet cardstock, and a concrete grey cardstock I particularly like, found at my local stationery store – I have provided a link below if you’re interested.

The background is simply tone-on-tone heat embossing – stamp the Vintage Baubles background stamp with Versamark ink and use clear embossing powder. It darkens the original colour of the cardstock and provides a nice gentle pattern without being too overbearing. For extra sparkle, I could have used sparkly embossing powder, or Hero Arts White Satin Pearl, but I didn’t think of that at the time.

The Ho Ho Ho is a Honey Bee Stamps die, and is part of a larger set of Christmas sentiments – I really like the delicate font, plus a shadow die is included for each of the sentiments in the set. I cut the shadow once out of white, and the words were cut three times with the top layer cut from black sparkle cardstock. These were stacked together which gives a really nice dimension. The hats and beards were lifted using foam tape.

I used the largest Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Rectangle from the set to make a white panel for the coloured panel to sit upon. The stitching gives a nice finishing touch. The cool thing about the Lawn Fawn Outside In range of dies is that the stitching is embossed on both sides of the cut – giving you a stitched frame/window, and the stitched rectangular (or other shape) piece. Excellent value for money!

The entire panel was then placed on the front of the Neenah #110 card base.

This completes my bright and cheerful card today. Thank you for stopping by! Below are links to the products I have used – some are affiliate links (not all) which simply means I may get a small commission at no extra cost to you when shopping. Thank you for your support – it means I can keep creating and sharing with you.

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