Have A Holly Jolly Christmas Gingham Background Card

Merry Christmas Eve, friend!

EEP! The day is finally here! Can you believe it?! I hope you’re snuggled in at home nice and warm waiting for family to arrive and for delicious food to be done cooking. Please know I’m wishing you a safe and beautiful holiday! I wanted to pop on today with a quick project to wrap up all the Christmas crafting I’ve been doing the past few weeks.

Let’s get started…

Click to view this Have a Holly Jolly Christmas Gingham Background card created using the Right at Home Gingham Background, Fa La La and Freshly Picked stamp sets. All details on www.rightathomeshop.com/blog.

You may recognize this card as I shared a sneak peek of it a few weeks ago. Sorry it took me so long to post, but I was saving it for a special day! The background was created using my Gingham Background Stamp and a thin, stripe stamp that I found in my stash. I found one on my Banner Alphabet Add-On set, but if you don’t have one you can just use a red marker and a ruler! I added the stripes through the white squares both vertically and horizontally. When you’re finished stamping you have the perfect Christmas, plaid background!

Click to view this Have a Holly Jolly Christmas Gingham Background card created using the Right at Home Gingham Background, Fa La La and Freshly Picked stamp sets. All details on www.rightathomeshop.com/blog.

I wanted a wreath as the focal point of my card so I inked up a piece of white cardstock using Forest Moss Distress Oxide ink. Then I die-cut it using my Seasonal Wreath Die Set. I cut two additional wreaths from white cardstock to layer underneath the green one for some dimension. I also die-cut a bow from the same die set out of some kraft cardstock. I layered two on top of each other so it had a bit of dimension as well.

Click to view this Have a Holly Jolly Christmas Gingham Background card created using the Right at Home Gingham Background, Fa La La and Freshly Picked stamp sets. All details on www.rightathomeshop.com/blog.

To add a bit of color to my wreath, I stamped out a few images from my Freshly Picked stamp set. I used two of the branches, one flower and one berry cluster. I love all the florals in this set and somehow always find a way to sneak them onto my card projects.

Click to view this Have a Holly Jolly Christmas Gingham Background card created using the Right at Home Gingham Background, Fa La La and Freshly Picked stamp sets. All details on www.rightathomeshop.com/blog.

I stamped my greeting from Fa La La onto the center of a white, stitched rectangle panel. I made sure to line up my wreath and floral images beforehand so I had the spacing right. Once that was stamped I could assemble the card using both liquid adhesive and foam tape.

Watch me stamp this holly jolly card in my process video below…

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I hope you’ve enjoyed all the holiday projects I’ve shared throughout the past few weeks. It’s crazy to think the holiday is already here…soon I’ll be wishing you a happy 2019! EEK!

Anyways, I thank you for spending a few minutes of your day with me.

Merry Christmas, friend!

Nicole

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Joy To You & Yours Watercolor Stamping Card Inspired by Wonder Forest

Happy almost Friday and almost Christmas!

I know you’re probably just about done with creating (& seeing) holiday projects, but I had to share this post with you today! I’ve discovered this amazing watercolor artist on YouTube named Wonder Forest and binge-watched all her recent cardmaking videos. One of them in particular caught my eye and I just knew I had to recreate it…but with stamps!

Let’s get started…

Click to view this Joy holiday card created using the Right at Home Freshly Picked and Brushstroke Alphabet stamp sets. Includes watercolor-inspired stamping using Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks. Card design inspired by  Wonder Forest.  All details on www.rightathomeshop.com/blog.

To the right you can see the particular video post that inspired today’s card project. I was mesmerized by her painting and immediately felt inspired to create. Since I knew I didn’t have the supplies she used (or the talent!), I decided to grab out all my favorite stamping supplies to try my hand at her gorgeous design.

I started by cutting down a piece of watercolor paper to the size of an A2 card front. I grabbed out one of my stitched rectangles, placed it on top and lightly traced the outer edge so I know where to concentrate my stamping.

Click to view this Joy holiday card created using the Right at Home Freshly Picked and Brushstroke Alphabet stamp sets. Includes watercolor-inspired stamping using Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks. Card design inspired by  Wonder Forest.  All details on www.rightathomeshop.com/blog.

For my images, I used three of the leaf stamps from my Freshly Picked stamp set as well as the cluster of three berries. To create the watercolored look, I inked up the leaves using Distress Oxide inks, lightly spritzed the block with water 2-3 times and stamped the image onto my paper. Depending on how many spritzes of water you add, the more crisp or abstract your image will look.

Click to view this Joy holiday card created using the Right at Home Freshly Picked and Brushstroke Alphabet stamp sets. Includes watercolor-inspired stamping using Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks. Card design inspired by  Wonder Forest.  All details on www.rightathomeshop.com/blog.

To add some color variation to the leaves, I inked up the top-half in one color and the bottom-half in another. I used Evergreen Bough, Peeled Paint and Forest Moss. I stamped dozens of leaves all around the edge of my panel until I had the fullness I wanted. Next came the berries! I stamped those in Fired Brick and used the same spritzing technique. I dried the panel with a heat gun and ran it through my die-cutting machine with the stitched rectangle.

Click to view this Joy holiday card created using the Right at Home Freshly Picked and Brushstroke Alphabet stamp sets. Includes watercolor-inspired stamping using Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks. Card design inspired by  Wonder Forest.  All details on www.rightathomeshop.com/blog.

For my sentiment, I spelled out “Joy” using both the uppercase and lowercase versions of Brushtroke Alphabet. I added the sub-sentiment of “to you & yours” from Fa La La below the main greeting. I adhered the panel to a kraft cardbase and my card was finished!

Watch me faux watercolor with stamping in my process video below…

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I’ll admit, it did pain me to not add any sort of embellishment to this card like sequins, Nuvo Drops, etc. I always love the simplicity of her cards so I tried to emulate that as much as possible.

If you’ve never watched her videos, make sure to head over to her channel here.

Let me know what you think of this inspired card in the comments below!

Joy to you, friend!

Nicole

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Freshly Picked Seasonal Wreath Card // Right at Home Stamps + Catherine Pooler Ink Blog Hop

Edit: The winner of the giveaway is Denise Bryant! Thanks for hopping along and commenting if you did so!

Hello, hello, HELLO!

I'm super excited to be posting today as I am hosting a collaboration blog hop with the Catherine Pooler Creative Team! Today, myself along with a ton of CP designers are sharing projects featuring Right at Home stamps and Catherine Pooler Designs Premium Dye Inks which are now available in the Right at Home shop!

I can not wait to see what everyone created, but before I hop along myself let me show you what I created!

Let's get started...

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I started off by stamping the smallest butterfly from my Fluttering By stamp set in different shades of blue from Catherine's ink collection. I used Black Jack for the body, Mint to Be for the base of the wings, and Aquatini over top to add some life to the butterfly. I also added a detail layer to the body of the butterfly with a crisp black ink like Midnight. 

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Next came a ton of floral and leaf stamping with images from my Freshly Picked stamp set. For all the leaves, stems, etc. I used Green Tea (my favoritest green shade ever) and Eucalyptus for those images that had a second layer. The single floral image used Sauna, the berries used both It's a Girl and Polished, the largest flower used Polished and Sauna, and the teeny tiny purple flower used Sweet Sixteen, Pixie Dust, and Flirty Fuchsia. 

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For the banner I decided to bring in some more shades of yellow so I grabbed Shea Butter for the base and tail ends (double stamped) and Sauna, again, for the shadow. Over top I stamped a greeting from my Thanks a Bunch set and curved it to match the curve of the banner. 

I wanted to create a base for all my stamped images so I pulled out the wreath die from my Seasonal Wreath Die Set and die-cut from some cardstock that I had inked with Green Tea ink. I did a direct ink pad to paper technique to really transfer the color. I also die-cut two additional wreaths from white cardstock to layer underneath so it would pop off the card. 

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I assembled all of my elements onto a piece of textured white cardstock that I die-cut with a stitched rectangle die from my Find the Beauty Die Set. I used both liquid glue and foam tape to adhere everything. Once I had finally achieved an arrangement I liked, I glued the panel onto a yellow cardbase and my card was finished!

Watch me build this sweet spring wreath card in my process video below...

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Now it's time to get hopping! Make sure to click over to each of Catherine Pooler's Creative Team member's blogs to see how they used both Right at Home stamps and CP inks to create their gorgeous projects!

For those that hop along and comment will be entered to win an item of their choice from the newest Right at Home release! Which includes a lot of the items used on my card today BTW!

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I truly hope you enjoy today's hop. We all worked so hard on bringing you a day of fun and inspiration using some amazing products. I feel so lucky to get to collaborate with such talented designers like the CP team and Catherine herself so today is definitely a pinch me moment. 

Let me know what you think of my card in the comments below!

Nicole

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P.S. If you want to see a ton of other cards I've created using CP inks, I created an entire category for them that you can view here.