I know that during parts of this year, it’s felt as though time has been standing still and the days last an eternity. But WOW. How is it already November?! I mean, yes, this is coming from the girl who’s been blogging about her holiday cards for the last couple of weeks, but still…time is flying.
The cards I’m sharing today are two that feature The Stamp Market Jumbo Joy Dies. These were also used on the pointsettia card from this post, but this time I decided to try them out with the jewel tone palette I’ve been creating with lately.
For the first design, I die cut a whole bunch of white holly leaves from the Pointsettia die set and used them to create a white-on-white background card panel. Down the middle, I adhered 6 vertical stripes, just a touch more narrow than the width of the Jumbo Joy letters.
Speaking of letters, to create those, I die cut the inner portions from white cardstock and the underlying letters from glitter cardstock. I chose this pairing because, while low in contrast on their own, I knew that there’d be plenty of contrast once the letters were placed on top of the bold stripes.
For the second design, the colour comes from the letters rather than the background. I created a panel of thinner stripes, lined up the letters of the Jumbo Joy die so that the stripes would run horizontally through the middle, then ran the piece through my die cutting machine. The underlying letters were cut from white cardstock, and after assembling those, I added a few bits of foliage from the Pointsettia stamp set.
Once the arrangement looked the way I wanted it to, I adhered all of the elements to a piece of heavyweight vellum. Strategically-placed foam tape went underneath the vellum to secure it to my card base, and I finished the card with a few white enamel dots.
That wraps up another 2 holiday cards! See you back here soon for more, and have a great week!