This is one of the punchiest cards ever! Six different Stampin' Up! punches! And, I adore the color combination . . . . Baja Breeze, Kraft and Real Red. Very jazzy.
My snowman evolved from Whisper White, punched with 1 3/4", 1 3/8" and 1" Circle Punches. I sponged the sides with a touch of Baja Breeze ink. His nose is a wee bit of Pumpkin Pie. I added Black Brads for his eyes (micro brads from www.justbrads.com) and Stampin' Up!'s Black Brads (a tad bigger) for the buttons (Vintage Collection). TIP: Only the center circle of my snowman is popped up on Stampin' Dimentionals, to give him a little girth.
A snippet of Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain becomes a dashing scarf to coordinate with this cool dude's Real Red hat (on Stampin' Dimensionals). I used a tiny piece of Basic Black for a scarf "buckle." TIP: Card stock for the hat was a scrap I previously had stamped in Real Red with Kindred Spirits but didn't end up using. With a 3/4" Square Punch, I snapped out his hat and layered a sliver for the brim.
Poetic Artistry's Mojo Monday sketch challenge filled in the details for the layout. The snowman is mounted on Kraft paper (I doodled on the border with a Stampin' Up! Basic Black Magic Marker) and adhered to Real Red with Stampin' Dimensionals.
Isn't this Baja Breeze designer paper pretty? It's from the Holiday Happenings Bundle (Hostess Level 3), is matted on Real Red and a 5 25 x 5.25 card base of Kraft card stock (scored at the top). TIP: The sweet stars really rev up the red and each hangs on with a Stampin' Dimensional.
The sentiment is from an incredibly versatile Hostess Level 1 stamp set, Best Yet. It's inked with Jet Black Stazon (very crisp) and stamped on Whisper White. I added some Baja and Real Red "dots," formed by a 1/4" Circle Punch. After sponging the sides in Baja Breeze, I adhered the white layer with dimensionals to Baja Breeze and Real Red.
TIP: A simple and very polished finish for your holiday cards is to add zip to the envelopes (Stampin' Up! Whisper White 5.5 x 5.5 envies used here). I blocked off the flap (simply sliding paper underneath and along the crease) and stamped the Real Red snowflake from Best Wishes and More.
Oh, and I decided to update my blog colors for the holidays. My banner tulip is sporting "Riding Hood Red!" Woo hoo 🙂
Stamp Set: Best Yet (Hostess Level 1, 111604), Best Wishes & More (envelope, 111602), Kindred Spirits (hat, 111662)
Paper: Holiday Happenings Bundle Designer Series (Hostess Level 3, 112473), Real Red (102482), Pumpkin Pie (105117), Whisper White (100730), Kraft (107070), Baja Breeze (111352), Medium Square Envelopes (5.5 x 5.5, 107289)
Ink: Real Red (103133), Jet Black Stazon (101406), Baja Breeze (111833), Stampin' Up! Basic Black Marker (100082)
Punch Bunch: 1 3/4" Circle (112004), 1 3/8" Circle (104401), 1" Circle (109046), 1/4" Circle (104942), Star (109045), 3/4" Square (107273)
Cool Tools: Stamping Sponges (101610)
The Perfect Touch: Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), 1/4" Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon (109034), Vintage Brads (Black, 109109), Black Micro Brads (www.justbrads.com)