Thursday, October 28, 2021

Peaceful Christmas: A Paper Pumpkin Thing

To all those stopping by who are Paper Pumpkin fans allow me to say "hello" and welcome to our monthly  hop.  A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop is showcasing the October Peaceful Christmas Kit. For today's hop I've created two cards using elements from the kit, a few extra pieces of cardstock, and the Merriest Moments Bundle.

For this top fold card I used the vellum trees leftover piece for a stencil.  With a Blending Brush and Shaded Spruce ink I added a row of stenciled trees.  Before removing the stencil I then dabbed on a bit of Whisper White ink to give depth and the illusion of a few snowy branches.  To complete card's background I splattered with Wink of Stella.  To finish up I included the vellum trees, a strip of pattern paper, a stamped greeting, embellishments, and a red twine bow all from the kit.

My second card is a fun fold.  I started with a 4 1/4" x 11" Basic Gray card base.  To that I added another 4 3/4" x 5 1/2" piece of Basic Gray.  Along the long edge of the piece I scored at 1/2" to make a tab so I could glue it to the larger piece of Basic Gray to make a 4 1/4" x 16 1/2" card base. Then I made a couple diagonal scores to create a twist open fun fold.

On a scrap of Basic White Cardstock I stamped holly leaves, berries, and pine bough images from the Merriest Moments Stamp Set.  I love how they give the Noel sentiment some scale and prettiness.

Here's a look at the inside of the card.  You can see that when you open the card it twists to reveal a simple sentiment.  I left lots of space to add a nice little message.

One week from today I'll be live on Facebook for my Up!STYLE Class.  I'll be making all kinds of alternative cards and tags with this super awesome kit.   Class will be 11/4 at 10:00 a.m. mountain time at my Seeinginkspots FB Page.

Thanks for visiting my blog and our Blog Hop.  Do click on each of the links below to get lots and lots more inspiration for alternative creations for this month's Peaceful Christmas Kit.