The card below is one of the ideas that has been percolating.
I decided to mix two CAS-ual Fridays Stamp sets, "Love Notes," an oldie but goodie, and "Mistletoe and Holly," a recently released Christmas set. I try to do this as much as I can so I can stretch my stamps a bit. The "Love Notes" set was originally a Valentine release but I thought it would be fabulous to use for Christmas.
First I stamped the music from "Love Notes" with gold ink onto white card stock and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.
Next I stamped the sentiment from "Mistletoe and Holly" in clear ink and heat embossed with silver embossing powder.
I then liberally splashed the front with mist spray in gold, cherry and citron mist.
When the card front was dry, I die cut the card front and layered onto a card pink card that I had adhered a gold striped piece of patterned paper.
The last step was to adhere metallic sequins in gold, pink and green over the hearts on the end of the notes. I did not really have to do this but I wanted the notes to stand out a bit more and look more festive then they did. The mist kind of made them blend in too much to the background.
I hope this inspires you to look at your stamps to mix and match them for different occasions.
Want to do a little shopping for yourself for Christmas? Use my code nora2016 over at the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Store for a 15% discount. Stamps make GREAT stocking stuffers!!
Have a FABULOUS Thursday!!
Stamps-CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "Love Notes" and "Mistletoe and Holly"
Paper-Neenah Solar White, Teresa Collins (gold striped) and PaperTrey Ink "Raspberry Fizz"
Ink-Versamark and Delicata Gold Pigment Ink
Mist-Heidi Swapp "Gold," "Wild Cherry" and "Citron"
Embossing Powder-Ranger "Gold Tinsel" and Crystal Creations "Shimmering Silver"
Other-Sequins, Ranger Multi Matte Adhesive, Scotch Dot Adhesive, Big Shot