Tidings & Trimmings Merry & Bright Cards

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My LIVE Class this morning was the Part 2 of my Christmas in July series, this time featuring the Tidings & Trimmings Bundle. If you missed it, you can check out the replay linked below, then place a minimum order to earn the FREE LIVE Class Kit!  The first pair of cards from the class are a "simple stamping" style created with stamps, ink and paper. 
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Tidings & trimmings merry & bright - two cool

Tidings & Trimmings Merry & Bright Cards
I love when I can create a pretty card with minimum supplies. It's what they call "simple stamping" and today's cards show just how easy it is to create! 
Tidings & trimmings merry & bright - succulent
Background Basics—I adhered a 4" x 2" piece of Soft Succulent patterned paper from the Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper pack. Remember that this 6×6" pack is one of the DSPs on sale thru August 2! Be sure to grab a pack or two when you're ordering.
Next, I mounted a 3" x 4-1/4" piece of Evening Evergreen cardstock onto the center of the card front. I adhered a strip of the Evening Evergreen Chevron Weave Ribbon across the Evergreen cardstock at the top of the DSP and trimmed the ends.
Tidings & trimmings merry & bright - succulent 2
Merry Focal Point—The focal point begins with stamping the Tidings & Trimmings sentiment in Evening Evergreen ink onto the top center of a 2-1/2" x 3-3/4" piece of Basic White cardstock. Then, I added several of the trimmings from the stamp set around the edges of the piece:
  • I stamped the two- and three-leave images in Evening Evergreen ink.
  • I filled those leaves with the coordinated two-step images in Soft Succulent ink.
  • I stamped the berries branch in Cherry Cobbler ink.
  • I added the outline stars in Sahara Sand ink.

The stamped layer is matted onto a 2-5/8" x 3-7/8" piece of Cherry Cobbler and it's popped up with Dimensionals over the Evening Evergreen foundation layer.

Finishing Touches—I colored the star images in with Wink of Stella glimmer. I also added just a tiny touch of Wink of Stella to all of the berries. TIP: Be careful to use a light, barely-touch application, otherwise the water-based ink on the image could smear or bleed.
Tidings & trimmings merry & bright - misty
Two Cool—My second version begins with a piece of the Beauty of the Earth DSP, also on sale this month. I love the pattern, which features watercolored evergreen images. It's mounted onto a Misty Moonlight card base.  The foundation layer is in Night of Navy and I adhered a strip of the Just Jade gingham ribbon from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo pack across the front.
Tidings & trimmings merry & bright - misty 2
Merry Layer—I stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy ink, then stamped the same decorative images from the first card in the following colors:
  • I stamped the two- and three-leave images in Night of Navy ink.
  • I filled those leaves with the coordinated two-step images in Soft Succulent ink.
  • I stamped the berries branch in stamped-off Misty Moonlight ink.
  • I added the outline stars in Sahara Sand ink.
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2 thoughts on “Tidings & Trimmings Merry & Bright Cards”

  1. Angie – This is Lisa Parsons and I just ordered the Tidings and Trimming bundle and forgot to use the free 5-card class kit host code. Please help me out!!
    Thank you!!


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