Sunday, June 14, 2015

The Happiest Holiday

The theme for this week's Merry Monday Challenge Blog is to make a Christmas card featuring one or more tags. I decided to make a "semi-camouflaged" card for this challenge.

Since I decided to use digital stamps, I began by working up my design in Photoshop. After die cutting a tag from scratch paper, using the "Stitched Duo 3" die from Pretty Pink Posh, I scanned that into my computer. I created a "canvas" sized to a portrait A2 card front, and positioned the tag image (for placement purposes only), my digital stamp (from Fred, She Said), and a greeting from Doodle Pantry's "Holiday Greetings." Once I had everything like I wanted it, I printed everything but the tag image on a piece of 110 lb. white cardstock, that I'd cut with the largest of Lawn Fawn's "Large Stitched Rectangle" dies.

I colored the images with colored pencils, using Gamsol on a paper stump to blend the colors out. Then I die cut the tag from the center of the panel, using the same Pretty Pink Posh die. I punched a hole in the top and added some twine, to help with the tag "look." After adhering the outside frame to an A2 card base, I popped the tag in place with foam tape.

I'm also entering this card in Simon Says Stamp's Monday "For the Love of Plants" challenge.


  1. Beautiful card. Love the way you did the tag to blend in with the background.

  2. So pretty! I love the stamping on the die cut, such an elegant look. Thank you so much for joining us in the For the Love of Plants challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

  3. Beautiful card!!! Love your die cutting technique. Thanks for playing at Merry Monday! hugs, :)


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