I had designers block while working on the card I am sharing with you today. It took me two days to get it just right. I used the same stamp set as my previous post – Ready for Christmas – but this time I went beyond just the Christmas tree … way beyond one could say.
There were so many things to be considered when designing this card. Should I put the table on the left side or on the right side? If I put it on the right side would it look silly and be in the way of the stairs? Did I want the Dachshund to be peering up at the plate of cookies for Santa or did I want her to be looking upstairs for her favorite human to come down and play with her? I stamped the pine garland and cut it out with the thinlit, but I didn’t like the flat look, so I added the pine stems as well. The options go one and on … All in all I think I made some good decisions.
Below are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of this card, all of which can quickly be added to your shopping card by clicking on the thumbnails below. (NOTE: those items with an * cannot be purchased until September 1.)
I also used my Stampin’ Write markers in the following colors to color the framed art, cookies for Santa and the Dachsund (markers are no longer sold separately – sold in color families): Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake.
If you have any other questions regarding any design elements of this card, do not hesitate to ask.
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HOLIDAY CATALOG SNEAK PEEK: Today’s Holiday Catalog sneak peek video showcases one of my favorite product bundles – Hearts Come Home. Since I needed to try and keep my order within a reasonable budget, I unfortunately was not able to include this as part of my pre-order. However, I have high hopes that I will be able to order this one very soon.
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!