Svitlana is here. I just love the season that started. The weather is cooler, the air is crisper, the electricity bills are lower, and holiday activities are started. Making holiday cards is one of them. Today, I want to share a festive holiday card featuring stamping white flowers and tone-on-tone background.
I started making the card by stamping the elements for my focal point using the Holiday Bow Stamp Set and the set of matching dies. I needed to create several elements of each type so I was working in a reverse manner. First, I made all die-cuts out of Classic Crest Solar White 80 lb cardstock panels and then stamped the corresponding elements onto them.
To stamp each element I placed the die-cut into its negative space in the panel, which I placed into my mini MISTI. Then, I aligned the stamp along the die-cut and mounted it to the MISTI lid. After that, I only needed to replace die-cuts of this element in the negative space and stamp onto them. I mounted the stamp in the right spot on the lid and the negative space helped to keep the die-cuts in the right spot in the MISTI base.
So, when stamping the white poinsettias, I skipped the base layer and only stamped the top one using the lightest gray dye inks – Morning Frost and Evening Gray. I also used the Morning Frost Crisp Dye Ink to stamp white berries.
Next, I create the card base out of a red cardstock and made a Candy Cane Strip Cover die-cut out of the same cardstock. After that, I adhered the cover die-cut onto the card base. This tone-on-tone background didn't add much noise and didn't overweigh other elements, but on the other hand, it added some interest.
Then, I adhered all elements onto the card forming a holiday floral cluster. I used both liquid and foam adhesive to adhere them on different layers.
Below you can find the process video where you can see how this card was made. You can watch it here or in HD on Altenew’s YouTube channel: