This handmade vintage Christmas Card is made with the Watercolor Winter stamp set from Stampin' Up!
The images were stamped randomly to create the background, and I think it turned out looking like old-time wrapping paper. It's a 2-Step stamp set, which is always fun to work with. The poinsettias are sitting on top of a ribbon flower, made with Always Artichoke Seam Binding and a Jumbo Sticky Round. This time I didn't complete the ribbon flower, so the poinsettias could adhere to something flat.
Watercolor Winter is one of my favorites from the Holiday Catalog, and will be retiring at the end of the month. Perhaps you're thinking it's a little late for this year's projects, but you'd like it for next year. Or you're looking for something a little different than your other Christmas stamps to finish up some holiday projects. Either way be sure to order Watercolor Winter now from my Online Stampin' Up! Store.
If you've never used a 2-Step stamp set, here's how it works. As you can see, there is an outline stamp and a fill stamp for each image (except for the pine bough). You start by stamping with the fill stamp, then using the Stamp-a-ma-jig, position the outline stamp over the fill image. With an image that needs two colors (like the holly sprig), you can color the fill stamp with Markers so the leaves can be green and the berries red. For the other images, you can just use an Ink Pad on the fill stamps.
The ribbon flower is a snap to make by pleating ribbon and sticking it on a Jumbo Sticky Round, a handy new product from Stampin' Up! Sticky Rounds are the same adhesive as Sticky Strip, just a different shape. They work great for other projects as well, whether you use ribbon, paper, or even fabric.
Fortunately this product is being carried over which means you can still order it after January 2nd, and it's likely to be in next year's Annual Catalog. So you'll have plenty of time to experiment with other ways to use this fun product. Can you think of anything you'd like to try with it?
I hope you like how the Watercolor Winter stamp set, Always Artichoke Seam Binding, and Jumbo Sticky Rounds came together to create this handmade Vintage Christmas Card.