Happy Canada Day! 🍁 I thought I'd celebrate by... showing you some Christmas cards? It just so happens this is also the first Wednesday of July, and so begins a new ABC Christmas Challenge! The second half of this most unusual year brings us to the letters N and O.
First up is N for NO FUSS. To me, that must mean Clean and Simple. Here's mine:
I thought one great big sentiment would be a great way to fill the card and keep everything fuss-free. To keep things interesting, I grabbed my Kaleidacolor ink pad to get this fun gradient of colour. Once I stamped it, I realized that if you squinted, it is almost tree-shaped, so I added the branches at the bottom (the green is also part of the Kaleidacolor pad) and a star at the top. It didn't seem like much fuss to add a few smaller sequins here and there as ornaments for the tree. I love that Stampin' Up's rich razzleberry cardstock works so well with the ink pad colours.
In a nicely orchestrated contrast, next we have O is for OVER THE TOP. I wasn't exactly sure what *we* meant by that, so I tried to cover at least two meanings with my card:
I tried to be over the top in how I made my card, so I used six different distress inks in making my night sky before adding the glittery stencilled stars. After I did those, I realized I might have messed myself up for stamping, but I was able to sneak in both my Santa with sleigh and the sentiment. To be over the top, they are both double stamped and embossed - thank you MISTI for that ability! Notice that I also have Santa flying over the top of my tiny house in the forest, die cut from super sparkly white glitter paper.
Supplies: (joy, warmth and love) Neenah white & Stampin' Up textured rich razzleberry cardstock, Neat & Tangled Wishing You Love stamps, Kaleidacolor Royal Satin ink, Little Things from Lucy's Cards sequins; (joy) Neenah white, Concord & 9th pearl glitter & scrap yellow cardstock, CTMH navy patterned paper, Sunny Studio Stamps Here Comes Santa & Clearly Besotted sentiment stamp, Versafine onyx black & milled lavender, wilted violet, mermaid lagoon, blueprint sketch, faded jeans & chipped sapphire distress inks, Wow clear gloss embossing powder, Heffy Doodle Starfall stencil, Nuvo moonstone glimmer paste, CUTplorations stitched winter landscape die
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