Holiday Greens Stamp and Die Combinations for our cards. I used the exact same set as Amy and only did my colors slightly different. We also used the Inspired: Jesus Stamp and Die Combination as well. This set, like What The Doodle: Ornament, packs a big punch for a mini set. The stamp set is $5.00 and the Die cut word is $3.00.
I had made a card with a background similar to the one Amy showed us here just the night before so I wanted to go with a different color for my background shading. One of my current favorite color combinations is Dark Chocolate with Scarlet Jewel so I used the Scarlet Jewel ever so lightly on the background, making the color more intense at the center and fading out to the edges. I spritzed it with Iridescent Gold Shimmer Spritz and set it aside to dry. While I love White On White Cards, they are more difficult to photograph so I often try to make the card base in a coordinating color as I did here with the Dark Chocolate Cardstock. I used the two smallest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Dies to make my frames for the background, cutting 4 of them. I die cut two of each of the Holiday Greens from Stamper's Select White and then stamped the pieces in Pine Feather, Olive Twist, Autumn Rose, Dark Chocolate, and a touch of Scarlet Jewel on the rose colored buds.
I cut three of the Jesus die cuts and adhered them one to the other for a thick embellishment then used Scarlet Jewel Ink with an ink blending tool making it darker and the bottom and lighter as it went up. I stamped the rest of the sentiment on Dark Chocolate Cardstock and heat set it with WOW! Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder.
I used Ranger Multi Medium Matte to attach everything to the front panel and then my ATG to attach the panel to the Dark Chocolate Card Base. I stamped all of the greenery by hand rather than in my MISTI. I hope you enjoy my take on this challenge. This definitely is a style I probably wouldn't have come up with on my own but turned out so great. Thanks for the Make it Monday Challenge, Amy! Be sure to pop over to Nichole's Blog to watch the video from Amy. Thanks for stopping by and especially for those kind and encouraging comments.