The starting point of this card was leftover pieces of patterned tape from the Real Red Goodie Gear Simply Created Kit. We received this kit at convention and I decided to use the cello bags to make Halloween treat bags at my stamping get-together last week. Those Goodie Gear kits come both in Christmas and Halloween colours, but the one I had on hand was the Christmas one, so what I did was get my Witches' Brew Designer Washi Tape out to decorate the tags, and I simply put the red stripes aside, figuring I'd use them somewhere else.
So... I wanted to make a striped background on my card, so I used grid paper to line the stickers on the white cardstock. Then, I had tons of strips left, so I decided to create a plaid pattern instead, using the grid paper again to line things up. The rest of the design was based on this week's Try Stamping on Tuesday sketch (#139).
The card base and the main banner were made out of Gumball Green Core'dinations cardstock. I embossed the green strip with the one of the Delicate Designs embossing folders, then sanded the pattern to lighten the color. A sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set was gold-embossed on Real Red Core'dinations cardstock and added to the card.
The main image was stamped with the Keepsake Ornaments stamp set and die-cut with the matching Framelits. Did you know those two items were still available? Though they don't appear in the annual or seasonal catalogue, they're still available for sale.
To make the ornament stand out, I punched a circle out of the new Gold Foil paper (seasonal catalogue, p. 28). Those sheets have a fantastic sheen and as you can see, they look great embossed! (They don't crack when embossed, which is great!) I used the Stylish Stripes embossing folder, also offered in the Holidays catalogue (p. 22).
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Keepsake Ornaments, Voeux mignons (Teeny Tiny Wishes)
Cardstock: Gumball Green Core'dination, Real Red Core'dination, Brushed Gold, Whisper White, Gold Foil, Real Red
Accessories: Designer tape from Red Goodie Gear Simplu Created Kit, White stitched grosgrain ribbon,
Candy Dots, Classic jewels Pearl, Gold embossing powder, Gumball Green embossing powder,
Stylish Stripes embossing folder, Circle punch, Keepsake Ornaments Framelits,
Delicate Designs embossing folder, sanding block, Stampin' Dimensionals, White envelope