Hi there! I’m up on the Honey Bee Stamps blog today with a super vivid and crisp holiday card for you today, which was begun with some inspiration that I found in an odd place! I love when something mundane can be the jumping off point for a project. I recently purchased a shirt from an online boutique, and it had the prettiest cardstock tag hanging from the tag sewn into the shirt-a hexagon that looked as though it had been dipped in rose gold foil. I thought it would be a pretty ground for a sentiment and a big, fluffy holiday bouquet, so I adapted it to some holiday colors of deep garnet red and white. Let’s get started with the details!
I started by stamping several components from the Pretty Poinsettias stamp set that I illustrated last year- I love the massive size of the poinsettias and foliage in this set! So much fun to color. I stamped the images using Honeybee’s No-Line Ink on some Copic-friendly white cardstock. I used my Copic markers to color the poinsettia and berries a deep, intense garnet red, brightened with some bottle green foliage and some cool brown pinecones. I die cut the finished images using the coordinating Honey Cuts.
Next, to create the ground for my holiday bouquet and to create the tag by which I was so inspired, I die cut a white hexagon using the Hexagon Solid Stack dies, as well as a partial hexagon from some coordinating raspberry colored glitter paper. I layered the partial hexagon over the bottom of the full white hexagon, adhering them using liquid adhesive.
On the card front, I heat embossed the new Falling Snow background stamp on a full A2 panel of white cardstock using some glittery white embossing powder. A very subtle backdrop, but I love the hint of texture that this adds to the background! I arranged the bouquet and hexagon on the card front, adhering them with some foam adhesive. For the greeting, I die cut the new Cheers Buzzword die three times from white cardstock, adhering them together to create a dimensional die cut greeting. I stamped the “sending you” and “holiday” from the Cheers stamp set using coordinating wine colored ink. I adhered the greeting strips with some thin strips of foam adhesive on the glittering hexagon die cut. So much dimension and crisp, vivid colors on this card! I always try to make sure that there are lots of textures and dimension on a card that has lots of white to help keep things from falling flat.
Well that’s all for my project today! I can hardly believe it’s almost December… it doesn’t seem possible that the Christmas season is upon us. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day!