For this week’s Christmas in July card, I made a card with the sentiment “Joy to the World”. I wanted to add a few Christmas elements to the sentiment, and for this, I used four stamp sets by Maymay Made It.
For the background, I cut a Distress watercolor card stock with the second largest die from the Infinity Rectangle dies by Hero Arts. Next, I coloured it with Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks. After that, I lined the alphabets from the Alpha Bold Stamp Set on my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform and stamped them using VersaFine Onyx Black Ink. I then used the Winter Scattered Flakes stencil by Memory Box and texture paste to add snow to the background. Since I wanted the snow to be glittery, I sprinkled Crystal Glitter by Stampendous on the texture paste, dusted off the excess and let it dry.
I then started working on the Christmas elements I wanted to add to the card. First, I stamped the snowman from the Winter Wonderland stamp set on a sheet from Canson Watercolour pad using VersaFine Onyx Black Ink. After that, I stamped the flower from Power Flowers Stamp Set once using Evergreen Bough Distress ink and twice using Fired Brick Distress ink. Then, I stamped the Christmas tree and the wreath from the Memory Lane Stamp Set using Evergreen Bough and Cracked Pistachio Distress Inks. I stamped the bow using VersaFine Onyx Black Ink. Then, I fussy cut all the images and coloured the snowman and flowers using Zig Markers.
Once I was done with the colouring, I stuck a few glitter flakes on the wreath and the tree using my QuickStik. I also stuck a small star sequin on the Christmas tree. Next, I started working on making the Poinsettia. First, I used an embossing tool to give texture to the three flowers I had stamped and fuzzy cut. Then, I layered these cut-outs on top of each other to form the poinsettia and put a drop of Mercury Glass Distress Stickles in its centre
The background was dry by now, so I assembled the card. I first stuck the snowman, Christmas tree, wreath and the poinsettia on the background and then stuck the panel to a white sheet that I had cut using the largest die from the Peek A Frame die set by Mama Elephant.
As a final step, I stuck this panel to a white A2 top folding card base.
Memory Lane Stamp Set by Maymay Made It
Power Flowers Stamp Set by Maymay Made It
Winter Wonderland Stamp Set by Maymay Made It
Distress Watercolor cardstock
Cutter Bee scissors by EK Success
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Blending Sponge by Nuvo
Art Glitter Glue
Multicraft Double Ended Embossing Stylus
Peek A Frame die set by Mama Elephant
Distress Inks - Mermaid Lagoon, kit #13
Salty Ocean, kit #2
Chipped Sapphire, kit #12
Evergreen Bough, kit #4
Fired Brick kit #2
and Cracked Pistachio. kit #13
Infinity Rectangle dies by Hero Arts
Winter Scattered Flakes Stencil by Memory Box
Zig clean color real brush markers
White A2 top folding card base
Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
Red glitter and star sequin
Crystal Glitter by Stampendous
Mercury Glass Distress Stickles