Good Tidings of Great Joy

I have a confession to make.  I am a hoarder of designer series paper.  So many of the papers that are offered by Stampin’ Up! are just so pretty that I hate to cut them up, much less stamp on them.  I have been trying to do better this year to use what I have in my projects since with the release of each new catalog there is bound to be something just a pretty for me to pick from.

Designer series paper can be used for more than just making a pretty background base for your cards or adding a strip here or there to fill in a white space.  You actually can stamp on it, which I have done with today’s card.  And here it is:

The Good Tidings stamp set that I used on today’s card is a two-step stamp set.  This means that it takes two different stamps to complete your image.  One will be your bottom stamp which usually has no detail and the other will be the top which will have detail.  So that you do not waste your DSP, I would recommend you practice two-step stamping with this set on some scrap paper until you get a feel for how the stamps layer and the best color combinations to use.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of today’s card which can quickly be added to your shopping cart by clicking on the thumbnails below:

Tips & Trips:

  • When stamping my holly leaves, I used Old Olive for the bottom stamp and Garden Green for the top stamp.  (Don’t bother stamping the stems as they will not show.)
  • When stamping the holly berries, I used Real Red for the bottom stamp and Cherry Cobbler for the top stamp.
  • The sentiment on the front is attached with dimensionals.
  • The card front is attached to the card base with dimensionals.
  • I added Wink of Stella to the holly leaves and berries after the card was fully assembled.

If you have any other questions regarding the design elements of this card, do not hesitate to ask.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.


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