TGIF friends! Well, it seems I have inadvertently skipped over all things Thanksgiving this week and jumped full speed ahead to Christmas! This is SO not me at all! I will be the first to tell you that I don't decorate for Christmas, or gasp, listen to Christmas music until at least December 1st. And, I could do without the Christmas music until December 23rd really. . . So, the fact that I'm looking ahead at my future blogposts and I am inundated with elves, wreaths and poinsettias tells me that this weekend will be spent creating more fall things!
But for today, it's still Christmas as I'm sharing the new Pine Bough classic rubber stamp from Whimsy Stamps. This 3" x 5" background stamp is from the latest November release at Whimsy Stamps. For my slimline card, I went with a very traditional take on the stamp by heat embossing it in gold and pairing it with an evergreen cardstock. At the end of this post, I'll share with you some of the beautiful cards that my fellow Whimsy Stamps Creative Team members created using this same background stamp.
*A full list of supplies is located at the end of this post.
This slimline card measures 8 1/2" x 3 1/2". Slimline cards are designed to fit into a regular #10 business mailing envelope and require no additional postage. The base of this slimline card is made from 80 lb. Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. I then lined the white cardstock with an 8 1/4" x 3 1/4" piece of evergreen cardstock. Using the Slimline Scenic Window die, I cut the frame from gold foil cardstock. I stamped the Pine Bough stamp in Versamark ink on white cardstock and heat embossed it with gold embossign powder. I cut this piece enough to fit behind the gold frame and peek through teh windows. I die cut a scalloped circle of evergreen cardstock and placed it to the right 1/3 of the card. I stamped the sentiment "Christmas Wishes" in Versamark ink on white cardstock and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. I fussy cut the words and adhered them to the card using 3M foam adhesive for added dimension. Lastly, using the Leaf Foliage 2 die set, I die cut four leaves from evergreen and lime green cardstock to tuck behind the scalloped circle.
Here is a look at what my fellow Whimsy Stamps Creative Team members created using this same stamp:
I hope you have enjoyed seeing a variety of ways to use the beautiful new Pine Bough background stamp by Whimsy Stamps. To check out the November release by Whimsy, please click here.
Have a wonderful weekend!
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