Christmas for the Inking Royalty Blog Hop
Christmas for the Inking Royalty Blog Hop. Welcome! During this year’s blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. This month’s projects celebrate Christmas, which – believe it or not – is just around the corner. Please prepare yourself for lots of beautiful projects that share the joy of this holiday. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.
Ornamental Envelopes stamp set and dies bundle is a fun and versatile set. You can use the bundle to stamp wreaths and hanging ornaments, and decorate multiple sizes of envelopes in several ways. Truth be told, I purchased the bundle because I wanted the Envelopes Dies – I love jazzing up envelopes with liners made from designer paper, and I was excited to have options. To my surprise, I have already used the stamps more than the dies, and I am eager to share both with you for today’s project.
What is prettier than gold embossed ornaments for a holiday card? The correct answer is “not much!” The embossed ornaments and the “Christmas Wishes” sentiment coordinate with the subtle gold text of the Wonder of The Season Specialty Designer Series Paper and the gold Brushed Metallic Card Stock layers. Some of the ornaments are “popped” with Stampin’ Dimensionals for extra dimension. The gold cord bow and the glitter enamel dots add some extra touches of gold, just in case there isn’t enough! I love the elegance of gold for Christmas, and I hope you like it too.
- Whisper White Thick card stock: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored and folded at 5-1/2″ for card base.
- Whisper White card stock: ~3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ layer; 3″ x 3-1/2″ scrap for stamping” Note – you could also use thick card stock.
- (Gold) Brushed Metallic card stock: 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ layer; ~3-3/4″ x 5″ layer
- (Gold Print) Wonder of the Season Specialty Designer Series Paper: 4″ x 5-1/4″
- Using Versamark Ink, stamp the ornaments and the “Christmas Wishes” on the white layer, then also stamp the ornaments on the scrap of white.
- Sprinkle gold embossing powder over the stamped images and sentiment. Shake and brush off the extra powder, then melt the powder using a heat tool until the image is raised and shiny.
- Using the 3″ x 4-1/4″ rectangle die and the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, crop the ornaments and the sentiment, then use the next size larger die to cut a layer of the gold brushed metallic card stock. Adhere the stamped layer to the brushed gold.
- Using the ornament dies and the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, cut the stamped and embossed ornaments.
- Using the medium envelope die, cut an envelope liner from the gold text designer paper.
- Wrap the gold cord around the the layers twice and tie in a bow. Trim the tails and secure the bow with a glue dot.
- Adhere the text designer paper to the brushed gold layer, then adhere the layers of ornaments. Add all layers to the card base.
- Layer the cropped ornaments on top of the main layer and adhere with dimensionals. You can use some or all of the embossed ornaments.
- Add glitter dots.
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll visit the next stop on the blog hop, Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!
Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
- Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
- Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
- Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
- Rachel Brumley at Artistic Designs by Rachel
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Joanne Brown at The Inky Dragon
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
- Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
- Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
- Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
- Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
Below are the Stampin’ Up! products I used in this project. Click on each image to learn more or to purchase in my online store.