Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Christmas in July - Decorate Your Holidays With Happiness

Thought I would share a Christmas card with you today.  This was one that I had submitted a while back for Stamping Royalty.

The ornament is from Flourishes' Peace & Joy set.  I embossed the ornament in black on vellum and colored it on the backside of the vellum using Spectrum Noir markers.  Then I fussy cut the ornament, threaded and threaded some black string through the top.

I stamped the ornament again on the card and adhered the vellum ornament over top.

The sentiment is from a Hero Arts set.  I stamped a portion of it with regular ink and embossed the Happiness portion of it.

For the bottom portion, I used a strip of Target washi layered with a strip of cardstock embossed in black.  To get that really thick layer/sheen, I embossed it twice in black.

I'm linking up to Simon Says Stamp since it's Anything Goes week.

Hope your week is off to a good start!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  CTMH - White Daisy and Black cardstock; Recollections - Vellum
Stamps:  Flourishes - Peace and Joy; Hero Arts - Decorate Your Holidays
Ink:  Versamark; Memento - Tuxedo Black
Other:  Spectrum Noir Markers - CR8, BT7, PL4; CTMH - Black Embossing Powder; Target - Washi Tape; Tombow - Mono and  Vellum Adhesive; Black Thread


  1. Gorgeous!! LOVING that ornament!!!!

  2. Your ornament is gorgeous and that sentiment is perfect with it! Such a beautiful, elegant card!

  3. Wowza! Gorgeous! Love that ornament!

  4. I love Xmas in July!
    YOur card is beautiful with its "not so traditional colors"
    Thank You Miriam!

  5. OHHHH! SUPER beautiful! LOVE the white space with the colorful ornament! It's time for Christmas in July-- time sure does fly! You rocked this card! LOVE!

  6. Such a pretty card! I love that colorful ornament!! Fab work!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  7. This is sooo Beautiful!!! Love that sentiment too!

  8. They should have picked your card!! Its gorgeous! I love what you did with the vellum!!

  9. gorgeous! love the jewel-toned colors!

  10. love those colors! gorgeous!

  11. Oh, that ornament image is so pretty, Miriam, and I just love all the fabulous color you've added to it!

  12. This is so beautiful! Love the colors and sentiment! Your layering is fantastic!