Saturday, December 12, 2015

Season of Love

Hello Sweet Friends!  Julie here to share a couple of cards using one of my favorite Christmas sets from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Season of Love.

"Jesus is the Reason for the Season" and the manger scene along with the sentiments in this set are perfect for Christmas!  

The manger scene is a solid image that can stand alone without a sentiment plus you can create Clean and Simple (CAS) cards as well as “Stepped Up” or layered cards.

I decided to create two different cards using the same color combination- Vanilla (Ivory), Gold and Black to show you the versatility of this amazing stamp set!

This first card is a quick CAS card- just stamp and heat emboss the manger image along with the “Jesus is the Reason for the Season” sentiment from the Season of Love set using Gold Embossing Powder onto two separate pieces of Black cardstock.

Create a banner from the sentiment, layer onto Vanilla cardstock, add the banner to the card front as well as the Gold Cord with the bow, adhere the entire stamped card panel onto the Vanilla card base (I added a few scraps of Gold cardstock behind the main image as well from my stash) and you are finished!

The second card is very similar with just a bit more layers- 

Using the Season of Love stamp set, emboss the manger scene using Gold Embossing Powder onto Vanilla cardstock, trim around the image and set aside.

Create the main rectangle pattern using Black and Vanilla cardstock adding bits of punched Gold Vellum paper (I used rectangle and square dies along with a square punch), adhere the Brushed Gold cardstock along the bottom with the scrap strip of Black cardstock. 

Create a card base from Black cardstock with an embossed Vanilla cardstock panel- add the layered rectangle onto the card front using dimensional foam.

Season of Love 
Stamp and emboss the “Merry Christmas!” sentiment from the Season of Love set onto Black cardstock,  punch out with a circle punch (I layered this onto a wooden circle embellishment to give it a bit more stability), add the sentiment along with the manger scene to the card front with dimensional foam and add the Pearl to the center of the star to finish off the card.

So which one do you prefer?  Both cards were pretty simple...the second card took more time with all of the layering, fussy-cutting and dry embossing but that is the style of card that I enjoy making :-)

But, this time of year, CAS cards are some of my favorites as well since there is only thirteen more days until we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior!

Off to make some more cards- hugs and I hope you have a blessed weekend, sweet friends!!

1 comment:

Judy Rozema said...