Saturday, December 26, 2020

Taylored Expressions - Let Us Adore Him

 

Happy Saturday!!

Hope you had a very blessed Christmas yesterday.  

Today, I have my 2020 Christmas card.  The last several years my Christmas cards were blue, white, silver and cream with a Nativity or Bethlehem theme.  This year, I wanted to change it up, something red and green.  

I saw this "Let Us Adore Him" set at Taylored Expressions and I knew this was the card this year.  A tree with a nod to the manger.  The image is a 3 piece red rubber stamp.  I made it into 4 stamps, cutting the heart from the crib base.  
It was precut and shaped in such a way it was pretty easy to line up the verse within the tree foliage, even though it is not indexed or clear.

The tree was stamped using PaperTey Ink Olive Twist ink, the 'O Come let us adore Him' verse and heart is PTI Pure Poppy.  The manger crib is PTI Dark Chocolate.  Then added a gem at the top of the tree for the star.

The cardstock is also PaperTrey Ink - White for the base card and image panel.  Pure Poppy or Olive Twist for the layered border of the image panel depending on the background paper.  

I used a gate fold for the base card and added a patterned cardstock panel (2" x 5.25") on each flap.  The card is an A2 size - 4.25 x 5.5" card.  The gate fold was created scoring 2-1/8" in from each end of the 8.5" length of the 8.5" x 5.5" base card (half sheet).  

The 12 x 12 pattern cardstock is from Echo Pack - I love Christmas Collection Kit.  I used 10 of the 12 sheets for the cards to make 60 cards total.  I cut strips 2" x 5.25", which gave me 12 panels for 6 cards in each of the 10 patterns.  

I saved the 1.5" x 12" strips left over and made some extras cards, adding a some red cardstock at the middle of the gate fold to fill the gap.  A little modification to stretch the patterned cardstock.


Inside, I created a single panel verse, printed on the computer in red
and added a stamped Merry Christmas in olive ink.  Using all the stamps in the set on this 1 card.   

 
Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings to you,
Deb

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Christmas Card 2019


Today, I have the Christmas card I sent last year (2019).  It uses a clear stamp set and dies I found on Amazon.  It is the Chinese version of the retired Stampin' UP! Night in Bethlehem.

I used PaperTey Ink Cream Linen, Kraft and Dark Indigo cardstock 
and PTI Dark Indigo ink.  

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb