A stamp set such as Welcome Christmas, for example, has been sitting on my shelves, never having been introduced to ink. Well---until now, that is. I "discovered" the set while rummaging and trying to decide what I should sell and what I should keep and wondered why I had never used it. There is a challenge at Just Add Ink that virtually begged for this set to be used and so a card was born. (Oh, and if you're wondering how the battle to reduce my retired products is going, let's just say that my keep pile keeps growing while my sell pile is sadly quite small.)
The colours at Just Add Ink are evocative of an era gone by (for me, at least). Even the Lost Lagoon colour is actually more of an old-fashioned colour than a modern colour in my opinion.
Along with the Early Espresso and Very Vanilla, the Lost Lagoon looked perfect for the images from the Welcome Christmas stamp set.
For my base I used Early Espresso and then added a layer of Naturals Ivory. Then I took a piece of Very Vanilla, embossed it with the retired Pretty Print embossing folder, and then sponged over the raised print and edges using Lost Lagoon ink. I attached the embossed piece to a piece of Lost Lagoon cardstock and then attached the combined piece to the card using Dimensionals.
I had decided to use the negative framelit from the On Film framelits set as frames for my images and so cut out two from Early Espresso cardstock. Then, using Early Espresso ink, I stamped the two silhouette images from the Welcome Christmas stamp set on Very Vanilla (I did not ink up the little girl in the Christmas tree stamp since she would not fit into the frame). After fitting the Very Vanilla into the framelit frames, I attached them to my card using Dimensionals.
For my sentiment, I turned to the "Noel" framelit from the Wondrous Wreath framelits dies. I cut out one from Early Espresso cardstock and another from Gold Foil. Then I mounted the Gold Foil just offset enough so that the Early Espresso formed a shadow under it. I used Tombo glue to attach the sentiment to my card.
To finish up I punched out three small stars from Early Espresso and three more from Gold Foil. I also offset those to form a "shadow" and then attached them using Tombo Glue.
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