Guest Designer – Phyl Lyons


I have a super talented customer and wanted to share her artwork with you.  She’s made some spectacular Christmas cards!  I asked Phyl to give us some tips on how she created her beautiful cards, so the comments below are hers:

The day I designed this card, I had just received my beautiful new striped grosgrain ribbon and desperately wanted to use it — so this card gave me the opportunity!  I sponged the oval on whisper white card stock then stamped the trees from Lovely as a Tree stamp set.

For this card and the next, I really got interested in creating backgrounds.  I used glossy paper, VersaMark Pad and the brayer.  I stamped the image with VersaMark onto Glossy paper, let it dry a couple of minutes (the dryer the VersaMark, the whiter your finished imaged).  Next, I inked my  brayer and rolled it over the stamped cardstock until I covered the whole piece of cardstock and the color was uniform.  Then I rubbed off any excess ink with a tissue.  After that step, I’m now ready to make the rest of my card.

For this card, I used my punch to add a "collar" on the tag.  I just love the Dasher stamp set!


Thanks so much, Phyl, for sharing your beautiful holiday projects!  Phyl used the following Stampin’ Up! products:

Item No. 115026 Lovely as a Tree stamp set   $27.95
Item No. 116816 Dasher stamp   $8.95
Item No. 115617 Chocolate Chip 1-1/4" Chocolate Chip Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
                            10 yds./$8.95
Item No. 109052 Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon   15 yds./$7.95
Item No. 108340 Rund Tab Punch   $12.95
Item No. 102599 Glossy White card stock   25/$5.95
Item No. 102283 VersaMark Pad   $7.50
Item No. 102395 Brayer   $12.50



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