Thursday, October 26, 2017

Visions of Sugarplums

Today's Stamp Simply card was inspired by the sugarplum colors of this Bo Bunny designer paper, by the idea of looking through a window at a lovely Christmas tree, and by the 12 Days of Christmas (see the ornament in the bottom right corner?).  In our family we celebrate the 12 days from Christmas until Epiphany...sometimes we do something daily and sometimes we just do something super simple like (gluten free) King Cake.  One year for the month of December we did The Advent Jesse Tree devotional, which is a wonderful study of the names of Christ and their symbolism.  That also played a part in the choice for the verse on the inside of this card.  

This frou frou bow was fun to make!  I knotted a short piece of tulle, then stretched the edges into a ruffly flower, layering two with some faux canvas ribbon, adding bits of frayed sparkly cording and pretty pink mini blossoms.

The tree is colored with Copic markers, given a bit of sparkly garland and some glittering rhinestones.

Here's the inside, with a verse from Isaiah about the names He shall be called.  I love Messiah Chorus and every time I see this verse I pretty much have to sing it.  ;)

Here are the supplies I used, all from Stamp Simply:

Bo Bunny Carousel Christmas
Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Combo/Stamp/Die Christmas Trees
Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Jesus
Spellbinders Die - Classic Ovals Large LG
Spellbinders Die - Classic Ovals Small SM
Memento Full Size Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black
Kaisercraft Mini Paper Blooms - Fairy Floss
Original Bow Easy
May Arts 5/8" Faux Canvas - Spring/Summer Sampler
May Arts 3" Tulle - 5 yard Bundle
May Arts Metallic String Ribbon - 5 yard Bundle
Rhinestones - Light Pink
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
Scrapbook Adhesives-3L 3D Self-adhesive Foam Squares - Mix

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