I absolutely love Christmas stamp sets but some years I just can’t make enough cards in time to use all these cute stamps. This year I was pretty under-the-weather for all of December so I didn’t get a chance to really make cards at all and one of my favorite stamps sets, Newton’s Nook Designs’ Festive Fawns, went unused. That is, until January when I created post-holiday Thank You cards.
All of the cards below feature images from the Festive Fawns stamp set – sooo cute! I stamped the images onto a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and then embossed them with Hero Arts’ Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder. To color the images I used a combination of Arteza Real Brush Pens and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.
To create this lovely background, I used Lawn Fawn’s Noble Fir cardstock which I embossed with Spellbinder’s Evergreen Embossing Folder. Next, I used Hero Arts’ Unicorn ink and sponged it on to the center pine needles to make them standout. Once the ink had dried I used Pinkfresh Studio’s Evergreen and Espresso inks to go around the edges of the card – I love how this really makes the center pop and gives the card beautiful dimension.
For the sentiment I used MFT’s Big Thanks die (so sad to say this is retired) which I used to cut the background panel as well as a piece of green craft foam. After adhering the letters cut from the background to the craft foam I inlayed them into the card base. This gives such a neat tone-on-tone look!
To add even more dimension to the card I used Hero Arts’ Green and Bronze Glimmer Metallic Inks to splatter the background. This looks very settle, especially in the photos, but gives such a beautiful shine to the finished card.
Next, I used the stamp set coordinating dies to cut a piece of green craft form so the critters were the same height as the letters. After, I adhered the critters I added a few white pen details to the deer and went over the holly berries with Ranger’s Christmas Red Stickles.
For this lovely card, I wanted to use Newton’s Nook Designs’ Plaid Stencil Set for the background – this is one of my favorite stencil sets of all time! I started with a piece of gray cardstock and used Lawn Fawn’s Manatee and Soot inks to make the Plaid pattern. So easy to do and so lovely.
Like the card above I used the coordinating die to cute a piece of gray craft foam to pop the image up from the background – I love this added emphasis. Next, I used a white gel pen to add some details to the images and lastly I went over the holly berries with Ranger’s Christmas Red Stickles.
To create this pretty background, I used Lawn Fawn’s Fog cardstock and embossed it with an old, sadly retired, Sizzix embossing folder. Next, I used Pinkfresh Studio’s Sparkling Rose and Bubble Gum inks to go around the edges of the card to give them a soft pink feel – I absolutely adore how this turned out!
To create the focal panel, I cut a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock using a die from MFT’s Elegant Rectangle Stax. Next, I lightly inked the background with Pinkfresh Studio’s Sky Blue ink and then created a snowing ground using Lawn Fawn’s Pixie Dust cardstock and a die from Lawn Fawn’s Simple Stitched Hillside Borders along with the same Elegant Rectangle Stax die.
For the sentiment, I used MFT’s Twice the Thanks die (I’m heartbroken that this is retired) to cut a piece of Tonic Studios’ Gleaming Lilac cardstock as well as gray craft foam which I adhered together to help the sentiment standout. I love how this lovely sentiment pairs so prettily with the embossing folder.
Like the other cards I used a white gel pen to add some white details to the image. Next, I used Nuvo’s Atlantic Drift Glitter Accents to add some cute dimension to the gifts ribbons, Ranger’s Christmas Red Stickles for the holly berries, and Ranger’s Frosted Lace Stickles to add snow to the focal panel. Lastly, I used Hero Arts’ White Glimmer Metallic Ink to splatter the background and add a bit more shimmer and shine.
I’d love to know which card is your favorite so please leave me a comment letting me know. Thank you for stopping by!