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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Merry & Oh So Bright Bells & Baubles Card

Eep!

Christmas will be here in less than one week and I still have a few posts queued up to share! One of them is today’s card that I created using a multitude of items from my November release. You may want to get out your sunglasses because this project is very merry (and oh so bright!).

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Click to view this Merry & Oh So Bright card created using the Right at Home Bells & Baubles, Snow Flurries Background and Fa La La stamp sets. All details on www.rightathomeshop.com/blog.

You see what I mean? This card is layered to the max and uses every color under the rainbow…but that’s just how I like it! Anyways, I started this card by stamping out all of my layered ornament images from Bells & Baubles onto their coordinating die cuts. I used a variety of ink colors but tried to keep the color palette consistent for each ornament. Once I finished those, and still had my inks out, I moved onto the background panel.

Click to view this Merry & Oh So Bright card created using the Right at Home Bells & Baubles, Snow Flurries Background and Fa La La stamp sets. All details on www.rightathomeshop.com/blog.

Using my Snow Flurries Background Stamp I created a whimsical backdrop for my card design. I stamped the base snowflake layer in a light mint color and added in all the fill-in snowflakes using the same color palette as the ornaments. I added in a few neutral colors as well to round out the palette. Now that I’d stamped my little hands off, it was time for the focal panel.

Click to view this Merry & Oh So Bright card created using the Right at Home Bells & Baubles, Snow Flurries Background and Fa La La stamp sets. All details on www.rightathomeshop.com/blog.

Along the bottom of a white, stitched rectangle I used one of the greetings from Fa La La and stamped that in a crisp, black ink. Now it was time to assemble my ornaments! When I was playing with the arrangement I felt like I needed something along the top for them to “hang” from. I pulled out my Seasonal Wreath Die Set and die cut a few of the wreath from a panel inked with Peeled Paint Distress Oxide ink. I snipped the wreath apart and layered them to create a garland along the top of my panel.

Click to view this Merry & Oh So Bright card created using the Right at Home Bells & Baubles, Snow Flurries Background and Fa La La stamp sets. All details on www.rightathomeshop.com/blog.

I nestled in the tops of the ornaments between the leaves and added the ornaments right below. Any ornament that had an accessory like a bow was adhered using tape runner adhesive. Once my panel was finished I popped it onto the background panel which was adhered to an A2 size cardbase. And my merry, bright and festive holiday card was finished!

Watch me stamp and assemble these beautiful baubles in my process video below…

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I hope you enjoyed today’s card! If you’re a lover of color and layers then I think you will.

Stay tuned for a few more holiday posts coming soon!

Nicole

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