Christmas in July with a Twist
log Hop 11: Christmas in July with a Twist...
Hello! my fellow Stampers! This month I am participating in another international blog hop with Global Stamping Friends. We are stampers from all over the world, sharing a holiday project in July BUT we are using a set that isn’t designed specifically for holidays in our projects. For my project, I chose to use Stampin’ Up! Crafty Forever stamp set with Real Red and Dapper Denim.
This card started with a piece of Dapper Denim measuring 8.5 x 5.5 scored at 4.25. the red gift box is 2.25 x 3 6/16 the very vanilla that the pens are on is 2.75 x 1 6/16 layered with back 2 x 3.25.
Embellishments are the gold ribbon approx 16" long with a second piece approximately 8 inches for the bow. Using Scrap Real Red and Very Vanilla I cut out the flower from Flourishing Phrases thinlets I layered them on a 1" black circle for the bow.
The stamp sets used were Flourishing phrases and Crafty Forever. The flourish created the wrapping paper on the box and the "gift" was the pens. I colored the pens with various inks using my blender pen (Real Red, Dapper Denim, Crushed Curry and Smoky Slate) that seem to work together. And then when EVERYTHING was colored I used Wink of Stella to bring some little sparkle.
The inside of the card is lined with a 5.25″ x 4″ piece of Very Vanilla the cardstock and the sentiment and flourishes were stamped in Real Red ink.
This card could easily be done in other colors for any number of occasions. I hope this encourages you to do your own challenge with stamps you have that are not Christmas and get putting your own twist together. When you do, leave me a comment with what you have come up with! I look forward to seeing what you do. In the meantime - skip on over to the next hop and you will see some more creative ideas! Let’s get stamping!