I liked how the red, green and navy could work as an unusual Christmas color combo, so this is the theme I decided to pick for today's card. I also wanted to step out of my comfort zone and tackle a style I do not always master really well: clean & simple. To do so, I tried to play with texture and minimal embellishments, so I used texture Kiwi Kiss cardstock that I ran through the Big Shot using a polka dot Texturz plate to create a more interesting background to my ornaments. Those were stamped on Whisper White paper, hand-cut and decorated with adhesive pearls. You'll notice I used quite a few on my card. I am so glad those are available separately from the Pretties kit now. I have always enjoyed adding them to projects, but tried to do so sparingly before since we had to buy the whole Pretties kit to get more pearls, but now that the pearls are available on their own, I feel free to embellish to my little heart's content. At around six dollars a pack, they're a really affordable way to pretty up a project!
The sentiment block was created by stamping the "Merry Christmas" sentiment repeatedly with Riding Hood Red ink on matching cardstock, then overstamping the other sentiment from the same set (Christmas Greetings) in Versamark and embossing in white. Then, I punched the block with the Decorative Label punch sold in the Holidays mini (ain't it pretty?), added a few pearls and popped it up on Dimensionals on the card.
The scallop border was created with my trusty Tasteful Trims (try saying it three times fast!) die.
Here are the links to the other Design Team members's creations:
Don't forget that the Design Team call is still open! Makeesha is looking for new DT members so if you are interested in playing along with us each week, check out her blog for details and send her your best work!
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Tous mes voeux pour Noël, Tree Trimmings
Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Not Quite Navy, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
Inks: Riding Hood Red, Not Quite Navy, Versamark
Accessories: Adhesive pearls, Stampin' Dimensionals, Tasteful Trims die,
Texturz plate, Decorative Label punch, Kiwi/White satin ribbon