This month's stamp set, Holiday Magic, is a set of 18 fun stamps you can use to create artwork that is sweet & simple or elegant & ornate. To be honest, I was in a bit of a time crunch this month (really nothing new), so I wanted to make something fast & simple but still beautiful. And, for me, it's always a plus if I can use mostly scraps when making cards. I came up with two card designs, both starting with a 5x7 card base made from Kraft Cardstock. Here's card #1:
For this card, I started with my paper scrap from the Typeset paper pack. To coordinate, I stamped my sleigh in Juniper on a Colonial White scrap, and stamped the sleigh runners in Cocoa directly on a Twilight mat. Then I cut out the sleigh and adhered it using 3-D Foam Adhesive Tape. I distressed the edges of the mat slightly with the Cocoa ink & adhered it to the card. I added a strip of Twilight ribbon and I was done. Easy peasy!
For card #2, I stamped the "script" tree twice directly on the Kraft base using Olive ink, then stamped the tree trunks using Cocoa ink. I stamped the other tree in Olive on a scrap of Colonial White and cut it out. I decided on placement, and stamped a trunk for it directly on the card base (again in Cocoa). I adhered the final tree using 3-D Foam Adhesive Tape. My strips at the bottom are a leftover piece from the Elemental paper pack and Tulip cardstock. My sentiment is stamped in Tulip on Colonial White. Another fast & easy card.
Used on both cards, cardstock is located here, stamping blocks are here and ink pads are located here.
I can see making several similar cards for easy mailing and a quick completion of my card list. To see the exact items I used, just click the links. It will open in a new window (all items in the same window), so you don't have to worry about losing your place in the hop; it will still be here! Now, when you're ready, let's head on over to Traci's blog and see what she has come up with this month.