Hi friends! I am excited to be taking part in the Honey Bee Stamps Make It Merry YouTube Hop today, sharing some more inspiration using some of the stunning new holiday products from the Make It Merry release. Here’s the video:
You can watch the video HERE on YouTube!
I love these super vibrant and color saturated cards with absolutely no white in sight for Christmas these days… Today’s card is an homage to plum and teal! In case you can’t watch the video, here’s how I created my card!
I began by die cutting all of the layers from the new Lovely Layers: Poinsettia from some plain white cardstock. I then used my OLO markers to add some jewel bright coloring to the die cut layers. This was super easy, because the impressed score lines on each layer tell you exactly which layer will be visible when the poinsettia flower is assembled, so you don’t have to color each petal for every single layer-just the petals that are visible on that layer! I also colored the foliage and twig for the berry sprig from Lovely Layers Winter Greenery using the OLO markers, and die cut a few glittery spruce boughs from some aqua glitter cardstock.
To ground my floral bouquet, I die cut a Stacking Art Deco Label from some Spellbinders Blue Spruce cardstock. I ran the die cut shape through my die cut machine again using the Winter Gems A2 Cover Plate die. This super unique and gorgeous die doesn’t actually cut anything; rather, it impresses a debossed pattern on the cardstock, creating a beautiful textured design. To help bring this design even further forward, I did a bit of light ink blending around the edge of the die cut with some Tidal Pool ink from Pinkfresh Studio. This helps to subtly enhance the texture without adding any extra colors to my monochromatic card! I also die cut a coordinating frame from some more Blue Spruce cardstock and popped it up on the solid die cut using foam adhesive.
I adhered my framed die cut piece to an A2 Blue Spruce card front using some strong adhesive tape, then added the colorful die cut poinsettia and foliage using lots of foam tape. For the greeting, I added a hot foiled sentiment from the Foil Script Holiday Hot Foil set, which I hot foiled onto some more Blue Spruce cardstock using some pewter satin foil from Spellbinders. (I absolutely love that foil/cardstock combination! Will definitely be using that again.) I popped that up with a double layer of foam tape, then added some baubles from the Winter Wonder Gem Stickers from Honey Bee Stamps.
Honey Bee Stamps is giving away two $50 shopping sprees to the Honey Bee Stamps store! To enter the giveaway, you MUST follow the instructions in the description on the YouTube videos. Click HERE to go to my video and get linked up to the video hop! (Please note: comments left here on my blog will not be entered into the giveaway. You must comment on the YouTube videos to be entered into the drawing.)
Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy video hopping!