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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Find the Beauty Card Trio by Deepti Stephens

Hello there everyone!

This is Deepti Stephens and I am so happy that I am guest designing for one of my favourite stamp companies, Right at Home. Today, I have three cards to share with you all.

So let's get started! :)

Find the Beauty Card Trio by Deepti Stephens // rightathomeshop.com/blog

For my first card, I stamped floral images from the Find the Beauty stamp set and layered the colors with the variety of Catherine Pooler inks - It's a Girl, Party Dress, Rockin' Red, Mint to be, Lime Rickey and Midnight.

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I took a navy blue cardstock and white embossed the sentiment. I adhered all the floral images in the form of the wreath, a kind of semi-wreath. 

Find the Beauty Card Trio by Deepti Stephens // rightathomeshop.com/blog

And finally embellished the card with a few clear sequins.

Here's my video tutorial for this card...

Here comes the second card!

Find the Beauty Card Trio by Deepti Stephens // rightathomeshop.com/blog

On a light grey card stock, I stamped the Grid Background Stamp set in Midnight ink.

Find the Beauty Card Trio by Deepti Stephens // rightathomeshop.com/blog

I stamped the leaves on a green card stock from Find the Beauty with the Grass Skirt ink, fussy cut it and adhered over the second smaller panel.

Find the Beauty Card Trio by Deepti Stephens // rightathomeshop.com/blog

Finally. stamped the sentiment with Midnight Ink and embellished with pink sequins. Those pink sequins look like pretty flowers, right!

And for my third card...

Find the Beauty Card Trio by Deepti Stephens // rightathomeshop.com/blog

I applied strokes of blue water color on a white card base. Later, I added splatters of black ink.

Find the Beauty Card Trio by Deepti Stephens // rightathomeshop.com/blog

I stamped the sentiment and other images on a white card stock with Midnight ink, fussy cut it and popped over the main card base.

Find the Beauty Card Trio by Deepti Stephens // rightathomeshop.com/blog

I colored the envelopes with Sizzix Permanent Red Marker. The stamp set I used is from Happy Mail Year 2.

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And that's all for today. Thank you so much Nicole for giving me this wonderful opportunity. I hope you all liked my projects and got inspired.

Thanks once again for visiting! :)

Deepti

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