Good Wednesday morning.  I have a holiday card to share with you today made using the new Essentials by Ellen Modern Christmas Stamp Set and Modern Christmas Die Set by Julie Ebersole.  I always marvel at Julie’s wonderful clean and simple card designs and this new set is a perfect example of her unique style.  My style is much more traditional and but I had lots of fun making projects that took me out of my comfort zone.  The stars on my gift cards were made using Julie’s Home and Hearth die set.

KC Essentials By Ellen Modern Christmas 1 right

I started by die cutting the holly leaves first and then stamping them with Impression Obsession Hybrid Turf ink.  I secured my card base, sentiment and circular stamps in my MISTI and stamped them two times to get good crisp images. I mounted the image layer on the green with molding tape and them mounted them both on the card base with mounting tape.

KC Essentials By Ellen Modern Christmas 1 left

I gently formed the holly leaves with my fingers and attached them to the base using glossy accents.  I cut three red circles, laid them face down on my molding pad and rounded them with the large end of the stylus. I attached small pieces of molding tape to the back of the circles and attached them to the holly leaves.  I finished by applying red stickles to add a bit of sparkle.

KC Essentials by Ellen Modern Christmas gift

I created these gift cards using the whimsical tree shapes and bow.  I was going to use the bow die to create a dimensional bow but thought the plain stamped bow was fun.  I added  stars to the top of the trees and finished by adding a touch of sparkle to the star with yellow stickles.

hybrid chartreuse hybrid turf hybrid cherry

I used Impression Obsession Chartreuse, Turf and Cherry Hybrid Inks for this project.  I love that IO created these inks in sets of three coordinating colors.  These color coordinated sets of three make it so easy to pick ink colors for multi stamped images.  You can see all of these ink sets on the Impression Obsession Hybrid Ink page. 

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Thank you very much for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful day.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”    Gift card size:  3.00” square

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