Clean and Simple
As I mentioned in my bio, this week I am focusing on using holiday stamp sets in my vast collection that have never been inked. As I was going through my un-inked holiday sets to narrow it even further to only five sets for this week, I found Unity’s “Let Heaven and Nature Sing” set.
When I saw these three simple trees, I decided I would start out with a set of three clean and simple cards. The vision I started with is not the same as where I ended up, but isn’t that the way it happens sometimes.
The cards I ended up with are actually simpler than my original vision. I started out pulling green card bases and then finding a green ink in my collection that would match the base green pretty well. I settled on Versafine Claire in Green Oasis and stamped out the trees on white panels cut out with the smallest stitched rectangle in Unity’s Scallops & Rectangles Nesting Dies.
Next, I dug through my large stash of Unity paper packs for a Christmas set that would keep with my clean and simple theme. I settled on a small dot paper from the Holiday Traditions paper pack. I trimmed the paper out with the large stitched scallop die from the Scallops & Rectangles Nesting Dies. I also trimmed out a white panel with this die for the inside.
I stamped one of the sentiments from Let Heaven and Nature Sing on the inside white panel.
And then layered up the front. I glued the dot panel down flat and then popped up the tree panels with foam tape.
I hope this week inspires you to get started on your own holiday cards. Be sure to leave a comment each day for a chance to win one of two prizes from Unity that I have to give away this week.
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