Merry Patterns Candles on a Quilt

I have so much new stuff to play with it is really difficult for me to pick what I want to create with next.  What a dilemma!  On my last order I qualified to receive the Merry Patterns stamp set for FREE.  I have been anticipating its arrival so I selected this stamp set to be featured on today’s card.

This stamp set is photopolymer (transparent rather than the normal red rubber stamps) so that it is easy to line up your images for two-step (or in the case of the candles, four-step) stamping.  Yes, you read that correctly, there are four separate stamps that when stamped together create those candles.  I love those candles – and with just a change of the ink color, you could transform them into birthday candles or candles for any other occasion.

I used scraps of the Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper to make the “quilt” mat on the left side of the card.  This is a great way to use up some of those left over scraps that you just can’t seem to toss in the trash (at least I can’t).

The pine boughs were stamped five times on Whisper White card stock and then fussy cut using my paper snips.  I assembled with glue dots, putting two together branch to branch straight across.  I then cut the branch off the other three and placed one on each side and the last one in the middle.  I added a small piece of washi tape from the Year of Cheer suite to cover up the rough edges and it kind of looks like a gold plate (right?).

For the tag, I cut it twice in Garden Green and offset at top and bottom.

Below are the Stampin’ Up! supplies that I used in the design of this card, all of which can be quickly added to your shopping cart by clicking on the thumbnails:

Why the silicon mat?  When I use the photopolymer stamps, I put it under my paper that I will be stamping on to get a better stamp impression.  You could also use a mouse pad.  (You’re welcome!)

If you should have any questions regarding any other design elements of this card, or if you would like to get together and make some Christmas cards, just ask.

You too can get the Merry Patterns stamp set for FREE.  Ask me how!

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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