More Christmas in July

I’m still working on some Christmas in July card designs. For today’s card, I kept things very simple. Since I colored the focal image during the recently ended 30 Day Coloring Challenge, this card came together very quickly.

Mel's Card Corner | More Christmas in July

As I mentioned, I colored this image from the retired Homespun Holiday stamp set from Ellen Hutson as part of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge. I stamped it on the white cardstock using Premium Black Hybrid Ink from then colored it using Copic markers.

To use the image on my card, I die cut the cardstock panel down using a stitched rectangle die. I added one of the sentiments in the Heartfelt Christmas stamp set from using their Premium Black Hybrid Ink again.

Mel's Card Corner | More Christmas in July

For the background, I decided to use this gorgeous plaid patterned paper from a retired Photo Play paper pack (I’ll link to something similar in the supply list). I thought I would share this fun tip I picked up from Cathy Zielske for aligning layers nice and squarely on your card. Use your scoring board! If you don’t have a scoring board like this, a stamp positioning tool like a MISTI will also work. You just need something with a right angle corner to tuck your layers into. I put the card base in first (be sure the fold in oriented correctly!) then add adhesive to the back of the patterned paper and line it right up. It works perfectly every time!

Mel's Card Corner | More Christmas in July

After adhering the background paper, I adhered the focal panel centered on the card front using some foam tape. For a final bit of embellishment, I added a coat of clear Wink of Stella to the cuff of the stocking and that completed the card.

I’m entering this card in the following challenge(s):

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I hope you enjoyed the project I’ve shared. Until next time …

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  1. Bobby Hagen says:

    I love the plaid with the darling little stocking, Melissa, and thanks for the tip for adhering the panel square to your card. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas.

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