Christmas is rapidly approaching, and I am enjoying making Christmas cards. I think Christmas cards are my favorite to make! My card share is a Christmas card that features the Tim Holtz Mixed Media Christmas Dies. These dies are corner dies, and I love them.
The poinsettias on the bottom right of the card were created with one of the Tim Holtz Mixed Media Christmas Dies. I used the Inlay Technique to create that corner. But first, I embossed a piece of white card stock with the Stampin’ Up! Falling Snow Embossing Folder. Then I cut out the corner of the embossed white card stock with the Tim Holtz’s poinsettias die. I removed the pieces from the white card stock and adhered two 2.5″ pieces of a very strong adhesive to the back of the piece of card stock where the cut out is located.
Using the same die and pieces of Stampin’ Up! Real Red and Always Artichoke card stock, I cut out the poinsettias’ petals and holly leaves and berries. Trying to keep the cut out pieces within the die with both the red and green card stock, I laid them over the cut out section on the white card stock, matching them exactly. Then I used a Paper-Piercing Tool to push each piece onto the white card stock, thus creating an inlay.
The holly and berries were made with the Tim Holtz Holiday Greens dies and adhered to the top left corner of the card. The Merry Christmas sentiment in the center at an angle is from the Catherine Pooler Hip Holiday Stamp Set which is currently unavailable.
Stamps: Catherine Pooler Hip Holiday (sentiment – unavailable)
Paper: SU Real Red and Always Artichoke, Neenah Solar White
Ink: SU Real Red
Accessories: Tim Holtz Mixed Media Christmas Dies, Tim Holtz Holiday Greens Dies, SU Softly Falling EF, Be Creative® Sookwang Adhesive, and Paper-Piercing Tool
Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen
Firm Reliance on Divine Providence!
“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He restores my soul. He guides me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” Psalm 23