Friday, September 24, 2021

Catherine Pooler | Bringing Good Cheer

My obsession with the Grandma's Attic colour combo and the Nostalgic Season stamp set and coordinating dies continues with today's version of my release day card. I love this 6" x 8" layering stamp set so much that I could use it to make all my holiday cards!

I had stamped extra ornaments when I made my first card and I was originally going to make an exact replica to mail out but then I decided to switch things up just a tag. My base panel was cut from white glitter cardstock. Then I used the Scallops & Dots Dies and the Woodgrain Background to create the layers from white cardstock and vellum cardstock.

I heat embossed the sentiment and strings before adhering all the layers flat using both vellum and permanent tape runners. Since the heat embossing warped the vellum panel, the vellum tape didn't work as well as it normally did. The piercing details would've hidden 1/8" Scor-Tape which I would've and should've used, had I been better prepared. Instead, I added glue dots here and there to keep certain areas from popped up off the Woodgrain Background.

I wanted to keep this card completely flat for easy mailing so I adhered the ornaments with glue dots. I love dimension and I love using foam tape and, for this reason alone, this isn't my favourite card. I may make a version with dimension and correct the vellum adhesion for personal satisfaction. LOL

To finish, I added some sheer organza ribbon in the form of little bows at the tops of the ornaments to pretty up this card. I hope this inspires you to use the Nostalgic Season stamp set in a different way!

If you missed my other This Christmas cards featuring the Grandma's Attic colour combo, please check out the following posts:

Thanks so much for stopping by!


1 comment:

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful ornament card design and I love the background too!