Hi everyone and welcome back for another Timeless Tuesday Challenge! Today, I am the hostess and my challenge to you is "Christmas in July"...but with a catch! You have to make a card that is semi flat for mailing....so no lumpy bumpy envelopes or big bows on this one(FTTC230)!
I did say semi flat so there is a tad of wiggle room....mostly for me, because I don't do many completely flat cards...lol! You can see all of the details here. So here is my completed card for the challenge...
I used two stamp sets for this card. The holly is from Naturally Merry and the sentiment is from Trimmed with Love. I stamped my holly and berries on Flourishes Classic White card stock then colored them in with copics and then fussy cut a few sections out to frame my sentiment. The card is made using the Spellbinders' set Radiant Rectangles. I cut out my shapes using Flourishes' Classic Ivory card stock, edged some in Ranger's Antique Linen Distress Ink and then in my trusty Krylon 18KT Gold Leafing pen and then reassembled them on my card base. I stamped the sentiment, added my holly leaves and Voila....instant semi flat Christmas card! As a final step, I did use some Ranger Glossy Accents on my berries to give them a little shine. I also used a product that the amazingly talented Jenny Gropp told me about...Collall. It is a silicone product that acts like a glue and gives some dimension all in one. I had a brief learning curve with it (i.e. I made a mess the first time with it...lol) but once I got the hang of it, this works great! You can actually shape your fussy cut pieces and this product will hold its shape while giving a little dimension..and best of all, it dries clear. I got mine at Impressive Ideas on a recent shopping trip and I do think this will be a staple in my crafting. Here is a close up so you can see the detail of these amazing holly leaves, berries, and the beautiful sentiment.
Isn't the detail on the die cuts beautiful too? I love this die set! Well, I hope you have gotten inspired to make your own semi flat Christmas card, but don't stop here...you will find inspiration galore by checking out my team mates' creations...I am sure they will be gorgeous! Oh, and if you haven't heard....Flourishes is having a Christmas in July SALE! Yes, you read that right....ALL of their Christmas stamps are 25% off through July 31st! You can read the details here. Hope you can play along with us this week, link up your project at Flourishes and you could win a prize! Your odds go up if you use Flourishes' stamps! So come on and play and get a head start on your Christmas cards! Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink, Krylon 18 KT Gold Leafing Pen, Stampin' Up! Rich Razzleberry
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Radiant Rectangles
Other: Scor Tape, Collall, Ranger Glossy Accents
Copic Color Collections:
Plus R89, G20