Hello and welcome back! Today I have a fun card to share with you that is a bit of a mix of scrapbooking and cardmaking. We like to send and receive family photos during the holidays, so why not just make your photos part of your card layout? Its like sending a scrapbook page that is also a card.
I thought the stamp for Brutus Monroe's November stamp club would be perfect for this concept, since it is already centered around our love of photos and selfies. So whether you decide to pair this stamp with a photo of a selfie, or a photo of your whole family, this stamp fits!
I started by stamping out the selfie stamp on a piece of kraft cardstock using some Ground Espresso Distress Ink. I love tone-on-tone stamping, I feel it gives a nice subtlety to the overall look. Then, I took my white gel pen and just filled in a few areas on the stamp to make them stand out. I set the stamped image to the side to dry while I worked on building layers on my card base.
The card base I used is a 5x7 kraft card from Canvas Corp Brands. I added some glitter washi tape to the side, and then die cut a scalloped border on the polka dot paper and adhered that down first. Next, I took some white paper that is embossed with a woodgrain design, cut it down to size, and adhered that down as well. Now that I had my background assembled, it was time to start adding embellishments and my photo.
I took a striped chipboard frame from Heidi Swapp and added my photo to it, as well as another piece of that gold washi tape. Then, I took a mint green folder tab and added that to the left side of the photo frame.
I cut out a cardstock tag and colored it red by blending on some Distress Inks. Then, I stamped and embossed the sentiment and a few evergreen leaves in white. I arranged all these pieces on the front and then added a twine and raffia bow on top of the green folder tab.
The last part was to add the stamped image I had prepared earlier and I did this using some foam adhesive to pop it up for some dimension.
I then added several white sequins here and there for a little extra sparkle!
I'll definitely be sending this Christmas card to the grandparents this year! The fun thing about it is if your recipient has a 5x7 photo frame, they should be able to fit the whole card in and set it out on display. What relative wouldnt love that?!?
So glad you stopped by today and I hope this has inspired you and given you some ideas for November's stamp club stamp. The stamp club is a monthly subscription that you can sign up for anytime, and you get a stamp each month for only $5.00! That's a steal, if you ask me!
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