Ho ho ho!! How about a wee bit of Christmas cheer using the new Pennant Parade stamp set! I had said in my last post that I would show you how versatile this adorable set is and I had a lot of fun creating this card! Isn't the little tree stand just perfect? It's a stamp that's included in the set! Those design elves at Stampin' Up! are just waaay too clever, eh? I also used our new Petite Pennants Builder punch to make creating this card oh so easy!! The image in the middle is the full stamp punched out and the other two are the stamped triangles punched out and then mounted on unstamped punched out scalloped pennants. I do hope that makes sense! I stamped the tree stands in Chocolate Chip and then punched them out using our 1" circle punch ~ it was soooo much easier than cutting them out and I think that they need that white surrounding them to make them stand out.
When I was trying to get some inspiration for colors to use on my card I turned to our new catalog and checked out the colors that are used in our new DSP "Letters to Santa". I usually only use 3 colors at the most on any project that I create, but the paper also had Blushing Bride (pink), so I had to make a choice for my colors. I know I never would have put Marina Mist, Riding Hood Red and Old Olive together on a Christmas card, but I do think that these 3 work quite well together, if I do say so myself!!
I added a bit of bling with the rhinstones as tree toppers and the white Scallop Trim Border just peeking out from under the edges of the panels adds to the winter/Christmas feel.
After I put the card together and looked at it I wished that I had added some piercing down the sides of the panels to accentuate the edging! Oh well, I'll have to remember to try that another time!
Cardstock: Old Olive, Marina Mist, Riding Hood Red, Early Espresso, Whisper White.
Ink: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red.
Accessories: Pennant Parade stamp set, Petite Pennants Builder punch, 1" circle punch, Word Window punch, Scallop Trim Border punch, Basic Rhinestones, 5/8" White Organza ribbon.
Enjoy! Happy stamping!