I love making vintage looking cards, especially for the holidays. When I saw the Noel Wreath Stamp (AT-0267), I knew that I wanted to use it to make a vintage looking card. There is so much detail on this stamp that I felt that it didn’t need to be colored in.
I took a piece of Oatmeal Cookie (CS-0023) card stock and ran it through the HOHOHO Bold Embossing Folder (EF-0024 – this is a Bloom Benefit – available with a purchase of $100 or more), then I took my Hazelnut Blend (IP-0012) ink pad and gently rubbed it on top of the embossed piece. It really makes the words from the HOHOHO Bold embossing folder pop. I took a piece of the Christmas Cheer Prints (PP-0049) and with a Fusion Ink Sponge (JM-0014), I sponged the edges and lightly sponged the top of the printed paper. I adhered this piece to the embossed piece using Easy Glide (AD-0081). I added a piece of So Plaid Ribbon (AC-0317) before adhering the panel to the Hazelnut Blend (CS-0013) card base.
I stamped the Noel Wreath Image onto a piece of Butter Cream (CS-0006) cardstock using Hazelnut Blend ink (IP-0012). Using the Journey Circles (DI-0039), I cut the Butter Cream piece and then sponged the edges with Hazelnut Blend ink. This piece was popped up onto the card front using Foam Squares (AD-0085) and I added some Fashion Gold (AC-0292).
For the inside of the card, I stamped the Postage Stamp (AT-0056) in Oatmeal Cookie (IP-0011) ink randomly on a piece of Butter Cream cardstock and then stamped the Merry Christmas from the Holiday Wishes (SS-0469) stamp set in Candy Apple (IP-0017) ink. Using Easy Glide (AD-0081), I adhered it to the inside of the card.
May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.