Saturday, October 3, 2015

365 Cards: All is Calm, All is Bright

Welcome to another JAX Starz Blog Hop! This month our challenge is to make something for the holidays! Since I have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to bust out some Christmas stamps, I made a Christmas card to share today!

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Rose Ann Marr's blog.  You can follow the full blog hop lineup below to move along from blog to blog, so you can see all of the new projects.

That cute little deer? He's a cut out from an awesome piece of Designer Series Paper! :)

A quick bow made using two pieces of Cherry Cobbler Thick Baker's Twine and this card was done in less than five minutes!

Some Stampin' Tips:

  • Black, White + a little pop of color. Sometimes that is all you need to keep a card simple and quick to make! In this instance, I stuck with black, white and grey for my background, then layered on my handcut deer and used Cherry Cobbler for the rest!
  • Simple Layers. One of my favorite tricks is to layer on top of the card base rather than stamp directly on it -- it gives the card a little extra dimension and, if you make a mistake, you don't have to toss a whole card base!
  • Fussy Cutting. That's how I got that cute little deer! It's the fancy crafting terminology for cutting out something by hand. There is actually a sheet of patterned paper filled with cute little deer just like this guy and I was dying to cut one out for a card!
Alright, that's all I have for today's hop..... the next stop is Cari Verschueren on this month's Jax Starz Blog Hop! Make sure you go check out all the fantastic ideas... I just know that everyone will have some amazing ideas to share today. Thanks for visiting and I'll see you next time! :)

Full Jax Starz Blog Hop Line-Up:

Amanda Sevall -- you are here!
Cari Verschueren
Rose Ann Marr

Stampin' Supplies Used:
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1 comment:

  1. I always layer on top of a card base when stamping because it's an absolute guarantee I'll mess up!


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