Bearing Gifts Christmas Card

I’m just tickled with the way this card turned out!  I played a color challenge where the colors to use were Barely Banana, Rich Razzleberry and Always Artichoke. I also bought some gift baskets from Manly Man Gift Baskets to go with my card. Well, I “choked” on the “Artichoke” and had to use Old Olive instead!  Here’s my card:

Don’t you just LOVE these colors together for Christmas!  I started out using a base card stock of Rich Razzleberry and stamped it with the same color ink with the Sanded background stamp.  Next came my Circle Scissors Plus, and I cut one circle from Barely Banana card stock and the other a bit smaller from the pretty pine print from Merry Moments Designer Series Paper.  The Circle Scissors Plus makes layering circles as easy as can be!  I mounted that on Dimensionals and added a Jumbo Paper Clip from the Assorted Clips packet tied with Old Olive 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon and Rich Razzleberry 1/2″ Polka Dot Ribbon.  Next came my main image, stamped from Bearing Gifts.  This is a single stamp in the Holiday Mini Catalog and sells for just $8.95.  I stamped the image in VersaMark, then sprinkled on Black Embossing Powder and used my Heat Tool to set it.  I colored the images in with a Blender Pen and my stamp pads in Rich Razzleberry, Barely Banana, Old Oive and Close to Cocoa.  The image has a “To” and “From” where I stamped “Merry Christmas”, so I just covered those words with a Post-It Note before inking my stamp.  Just remember to remove the mask before stamping on the paper!  Then the “Merry Christmas” is stamped in Close to Cocoa Classic ink to match the bear.  It comes from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.  That’s mounted on Old Olive card stock and then adhered with Dimensionals.

Here’s a close-up of the embossing and coloring.


Item No. 116531 Bearing Gifts   $8.95
Item No. 109294 Sanded background stamp   $17.95
Item No. 115370 Teeny Tiny Wishes   $36.95
Item No. 112530 Circle Scissors Plus   $29.95
Item No. 102283 VersaMark Pad   $7.50
Item No. 100005 Heat Tool   $29.95
Item No. 109133 Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder   $4.75
Item No. 115612 Rich Razzleberry 1/2″ Polka Dot Ribbon   $9.95
Item No. 109054 Old Olive 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon   $7.95
Item No. 112580 Clips Assortment   $6.95
Item No. 102845 Blender Pens   $9.95

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5 People have left comments on this post

Dec 9, 2009 - 09:12:35
Phyl Lyons said:

OK!  How do you make these colors work ??? Only you can get it right!  Very nice.  Love the Ribbon.

Dec 10, 2009 - 12:12:03

OK So I replied to the wrong post. THIS ONE. I'm loving THIS!!!! (I love clear mounts too, lol)

Dec 11, 2009 - 11:12:37
Cindy Coutts said:

Kris, I absolutely love this card and am so glad you shared it with us. It's a definite CASE for me. Have a great weekend. Many hugs and blessings.

Dec 11, 2009 - 11:12:08
Cindy Coutts said:

Love this Kris and I didn't know Ally was your daughter! I love her work as well. I had left an earlier comment that hasn't shown up and then realized the area code and I'm from Mendon NY and had to move to Kentucky a few years ago. I miss Wegmans!! I was just back over Thanksgiving and was letting Ally know that if I had some free time, which never happened, of course, I'd love to come and stamp with you! Hopefully we can make it back up for Christmas. Hugs and blessings to you both.

Dec 11, 2009 - 04:12:35
Jenny said:

So darling!  How in the WORLD did you tie that bow so perfectly?  The multiple ribbon knots/bows always throw me for a loop. (pardon the pun).