Hello Friends! Its Marie back on the blog with some inspiration for your holiday cardmaking! Today I am featuring the oh so adorable Cup of Cheer Stamp from the new 2023 Holiday Release.

To create this sweet and snowy winter scene, I first started by die cutting my background from Bristol Smooth Cardstock using the Winter Woods Overlay Die. I then ink blended the trees with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Ink. Taking an A2 sized panel of Bristol Smooth cardstock, I cut off the bottom using the Hill and Dale Die for my snowy hill. I then ink blended with Speckled Egg Distress Ink Oxide and lightly blended Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide around the edges. I then took an A2 Sized dusty blue colored cardstock for my background sky and darkened the edges with Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot Distress Ink. Next, I generously splattered all my background elements with some watered down white acrylic paint to give the effect of snowfall.

I wanted to embellish my tree limbs so I die cut some festive string lights using the Treehouse Holiday Add-On Die. I used a combination of Red, Green, and very light Green Glitter Cardstock for my sparkling lights.

Next, I stamped out all my images onto watercolor paper with Antique Linen Distress Ink. I used Albrecht Durer WaterColor pencils to color in my images and cut them out with their corresponding Cup of Cheer Die. I then adhered my Winter Woods Die Cut to the Inked Background panel with double sided tape adhesive. I positioned my snowy hill and attached it to the bottom of the card. I attached my festive lights using Bearly Art Precision Craft Glue. Finally, I stamped out my sentiment onto 110 lb heavy weight cardstock with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink, and cut it out using a die from an A2 nesting set, and adhered it to the bottom. I then adhered my entire card front to an A2 sized 110 lb. cardstock to give it stability when mailing. Presto! One Holiday Card down and so many more to go! I really enjoyed creating this card and I hope I’ve inspired you to tackle the big holiday crafting rush! Until next time, Happy Holidays and Happy Cardmaking!