Stampin’ Up! Christmas Banners Sending Smiles Christmas Card

Stampin’ Up! Christmas Banners Sending Smiles Christmas Card

Welcome to week thirteen of the Heart Of Christmas Blog Hop!

Wondering how to use up your leftover strips of designer series paper or how to incorporate more than one DSP pattern on your card front? This simple layout is very effective and it can be made with virtually any DSP.

The trick to stop the background DSP competing with the foreground elements is to use a DSP that has a smaller pattern or more solid colours.

I originally intended to use the Painted Christmas DSP for this card, however I felt that the Boughs of Holly DSP was a better match as it really allowed the sentiment and foliage pieces to shine.

The foliage is stamped and die cut using the Christmas Banners Bundle in colours selected to match the Boughs of Holly DSP: Real Red, Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, Old Olive (stamped off) and Basic White.

Stampin' Up! Boughs of Holly DSP colour combination

I love the versatility and impact of word dies. This layered “sending” sentiment is from the Sending Smiles dies and I reach for a lot. Don’t forget to use an adhesive sheet for the top word layer – it turns the word into a repositionable sticker and prevents any adhesive mess.

There is no Christmas sentiment in the Sending Smiles bundle, so I used the “Christmas” and the “wishes” sentiment from the Christmas Banners Stamp Set, stamped in Versamark ink onto scraps of Evening Evergreen cardstock and then white heat embossed.

I’ve stamped some more of this gorgeous foliage from the Christmas Banners stamp set inside the card too.

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Rosa Leyden– I can’t wait to see what Rosa has created today!

If at any time you find a broken link, you can find the complete list of all participants on Sharon’s blog.

If you live in Australia, you can find and purchase these products in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store or by clicking on the links below.

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I’ll be back on Wednesday with the AWH Colour Creations blog where we will be showcasing Garden Green.

Wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm … and keep on crafting xxx

Cath xx

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