Today is Day #4 of my 12 Days of Christmas. I have for you a Stair Step Card and a Box #2 project:
Stair step cards are really fun to make and this one was no exception. I wanted to keep it simple by just focusing on the poinsettia image of the stamp set I chose for this project:
I fussy cut a lot of these buggers. First they were all embossed with the Pewter Embossing Powder and my Heat Tool. I then used a Blender Pen and my Watercolor Crayons and tinted the very center of each poinsettia with a pinkish tone. I then added Pearl Jewels to each flower:
The Very Vanilla Velvet Designer Ribbon edged with delicate stitching will give detail and interest to your holiday cards. Because I was trying to stay simple and elegant at the same time on this card, the velvet ribbon works perfectly to adorn the bottom of my card. I created a triple bow for this card.
I used a scallop for my poinsettia's backdrop by cutting a Whisper White Cardstock piece with the Scallop Square Die and my Big Shot Machine. I like how the Pear Pizzazz Ink really stands out. I sponged the ink along the edges and gently swirled some around the stamped images. I did the same for the sentiment.
Now on to my box:
Peek on page 37 of the Idea Book & Catalog as there is a photo of a box like this one with a bow on the top. I've wanted to recreate this bow for quite some time now. I created it in the same way as pictured except I pinched the ends of each loop. It was quite easy actually. Each triple loop has a cardstock piece of 3", 4" and 5" all 3/4" wide.
Thank you for visiting me again today. I have a new set for tomorrow's Day #5. Please make sure you stop in!
- Stamp Sets: Bells & Boughs
- Cardstock: Pretty In Pink, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz
- Inks: VersaMark, Pear Pizzazz
- Accessories: Very Vanilla Velvet Designer Ribbon, Pearl Jewels
- Tools: Pewter Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Square Scallop Die, Scallop Oval Punch, Clearlits Scallop Rectangle, Sponge Daubers, Big Shot Machine