Hi there! Emily Midgett with you here today sharing some Christmas in July inspiration! I know. It’s approximately 19,173* outside, and summer is nowhere near over, but I had some of my holiday stuff out and thought “why not?” Never too early to get started on holiday cards! For today’s project, I focused on the Merry Poinsettia stamp set. I kept the color scheme simple, using bright pops of cherry red and black accents. Let’s get started with all of the details!
To start, I stamped all of the blooms from Merry Poinsettia, once on an A2 panel of cardstock in a swag in the bottom corner, and then the larger bloom, some foliage, and some berries on another panel of white card stock using Copic-friendly black ink. I then colored the images in with my Copic markers, using a bright, cheerful red combination for the flowers, with some muted sage green leaves and deep cherry red for the berries.
After I’d finished coloring the images, I fussy cut them with some detail scissors (though you could use the coordinating dies… I just didn’t have them!). I layered the die cuts approximately where I wanted them, then used that as a guide for my sentiment placement, also from Merry Poinsettia. After I’d stamped my greeting, I adhered the die cuts to the card front using foam adhesive.
Next, I added some Onyx Crystals to continue the elegant black, red, and white theme and add a bit of sparkle. I then used my T-square and black fineline pen to add a black frame around the edge of the white card front. I had it a little off-center, so I trimmed a bit off of the white A2 panel and mounted it in the center of a black panel to create a bit of a mat and center things up!
Well, I hope you’ve enjoyed this little foray into some holiday crafting. I was listening to my Pentatonix holiday albums while creating this project, and it’s totally got me wishing that summer would go a-way ASAP. (As though I didn’t already wish this miserably hot weather would disappear.) Anyway, thanks for stopping by today! Have a marvelous week!