Friday, August 14, 2020

It's a Beautiful "CHRISTMAS" World!

I did a Facebook Live video (which is also on YouTube if you're not on Facebook) featuring the Beautiful World stamp set along with other products from the World of Good suite.  I wanted to create something different, something not yet seen on Pinterest or anyplace else.  I discovered that the World of Good DSP is the perfect color for Christmas with its greens and brass colorings.  

The base is Mossy Meadow and the mat is Pear Pizzazz.  I embossed the mat layer with the Old World Paper 3D embossing folder, part of the Best World  suite.  The top layer DSP is one of the Mossy Meadow DSP patterns.  I used a 2nd Mossy Meadow pattern paper to cut out my world, beneath the Brass foil hemisphere diecut.  The Pear Pizzazz layer is stamped in Mossy Meadow classic ink (the marker)  -- I colored just select words (I omitted the "Joy" so I could use my diecuts).  The sentiment stamp set it from Itty Bitty Christmas.  I used the end of the new Lovely Labels pick-a- punch.  You  get two choices as  to what your end will look like, with a maximum width of the label being 1".  

*If you don't have the Stampin' Write markers,  you can also use the Mossy Meadow Classic Ink pad -- Take a piece of scotch tape and cover the words that you don't want to ink up, then ink the stamp and make sure to remove the tape before stamping on your cardstock.  

You probably recognize the letters as from the Playful Alphabet dies -- again,  I  cut the letters from the new Brass Foil sheets.  

The easiest way to cut out and adhere these letters is to use Stampin' Up!'s new adhesive sheets.  I used that for both the pine bough (from the Beautiful Boughs dies) and the letters.  *Attach the adhesive sheet to the back of the cardstock scrap, then run through your diecutting machine.  I should have also used it for my  hemisphere diecut but I didn't think ahead that far!

One last set before I attached the top Designer Series Paper (DSP for short) layer was to color my Vanilla with Gold Edge ribbon with the light Mossy Meadow blend.  You can make almost any color ribbon with a light/white/vanilla ribbon color just by coloring with Stampin' Up!'s alcohol blend  markers.  

Attach the DSP layer to another Mossy Meadow mat  that is 1/4" larger than the DSP layer (3 1/4" x 4 1/4"), then attach the pine bough to the top right corner, the label over top of that, approximately the middle of the DSP, then the "world" (brass layer over the cut-out 2nd DSP circle "world", part of the World Map dies as well), the J-O-Y letters as shown in the photo, with the ribbon knotted around the bottom of these layers. Just pop up the whole layer combo with dimensionals and you're done!

To see more cards made with the Beautiful World stamp set and coordinating suite, check me out on Facebook at Jeannie Nielsen the Card Lady, or on You Tube, again, Jeannie Nielsen the Card Lady.  Be sure to like or follow me so you see weekly card ideas that I share!
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