Hey there! When I started making Christmas cards with the Painted Harvest stamp set, the ideas just kept on rollin'!
Embossing directly on the card front stretches and distorts the paper and makes it sort of floppy, so I cut another piece of the same Old Olive 4" x 5 1/4" to emboss with the Holly Textured Impressions Folder, adhering with a dimensional in each corner. I stamped the bloom twice with just the inside layer of the Painted Harvest sunflower with Real Red, then filled in the center with Crushed Curry. I stamped the solid leaves with stamped-off Old Olive and the detailed leaves with full-strength. I stamped the "Merry Christmas!" from the limited-time Hostess set, Merry Patterns, with black ink. After cutting with a Layering Circle Framelit, I layered it on a Stitched Shapes Framelit Circle cut from Gold Foil. It really gives it a gold-rimmed tag look!
I wanted to continue the gold on the inside so I cut a 4" x 5 1/4" layer. For future cards I will be cutting my Stitched Shapes circle "tag" from the center of this layer to conserve my Gold Foil Sheets. This layer will be covered with the white stamped layer anyway!
Here's my final layer for the inside. I used a Watercolor Christmas sentiment with more stamped blooms. I love to coordinate my envelope by stamping some of the same images for a fun teaser when the card arrives!
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