Naughty and Nice Christmas Card

I really like the Tags Til Christmas set, and adding the tags to a card is another great idea for them. Here, I stamped the tree from Season of Joy on Whisper White after coloring the stamp with Always Artichoke, Daffodil Delight, and Chocolate Chip Markers. With a fine tip glue pen and Dazzling Diamonds, I added some glitter to the swirls on the tree. That layer was then matted onto Chocolate Chip card stock and paper pierced around the edges with the paper piercer.

The card base is Real Red, layered with Whisper White and retired Holiday Lounge DSP.

As I mentioned before, the sentiment is from Tags Til Christmas. I colored in the stamp with Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler, and Always Artichoke Markers, stamping it twice. I punched one of them with the Curly Label Punch, and cut out the colored words from the other, attaching them to the Curly Label piece with stampin dimensionals.

Then, I just layered the Curly Label Punch onto a Chocolate Chip Modern Label Punch and Real Red Decorative Label Punch. Two green Circle Ice Rhinestone Brads finish off the tag.

Behind the tag, I added a piece of Chocolate Chip 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon, notching the ends with my Craft & Paper Scissors (aka My Ribbon Scissors).

Berry Christmas Card Using Shimmer Paint

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The shimmer paints have proven to be very versatile! You can use them as ink directly on the stamp, or mix them with reinker and sponge it onto the stamp, sponge the shimmer paint onto card stock, or even mix them with 70% alcohol and make shimmer mist.

This card uses Champagne Shimmer Paint in two ways. First, I mixed Real Red reinker with the Champagne Shimmer Paint in an empty button container, then sponged it onto the poinsettia stamp from Berry Christmas with a Sponge Dauber. I did the same technique for the centers, with So Saffron reinker and the Shimmer Paint.

As for the card base, it’s a 4″ x 8″ piece of Always Artichoke, folded in half to make a 4″x4″ square. Using the Champagne Shimmer Mist on a Sponge, I sponged the paint around the edges of the card.

The stamped image layer is Whisper White, matted with Real Red Textured card stock. The greeting is from Heard from the Heart. I colored in the words with my Always Artichoke marker and sponged the Real Red/Champagne mixture on “christmas” with a Sponge Dauber. That Real Red/Champagne Shimmer Paint combo is gorgeous in real life. It’s like adding glitter to your ink!

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