Peppermint Christmas

I made this card for the “Merry Making” class that I’m taking at   I wanted to do something fun and unusual for my second card and so I used non-traditional colors for this card.  I picked my color palette from a new Paper pad that I just got in the mail this week from called Peppermint Forest.  Using gray, pink and blue makes this card festive and totally unexpected for a Christmas card.
The background was made from blending three distress oxide inks onto some smooth white cardstock, cutting a star background from white cardstock and then layering the white background over the blended ink background creating a pretty peek-a-boo of pink, blue and gray.

Next, I applied the the worn lipstick distress ink directly onto some card stock to create a cardstock that would match the background.  I stamped a sentiment from the Close to My Heart Yuletide Joy stamps using Versa Mark ink and embossed it using some white embossing powder.  I then took a star cut out and blended the Broken China distress oxide ink oxide ink onto it to make it match the blue in the background.  I stamped the star from the Yuletide Joy stamp set onto the blue star and embossed it using white embossing powder.  I popped up the sentiment and the star using some foam tape.

For the card base, I used the Recollections 110 lb white cardstock.  To add some constrast between the white card base and the card panel, I decided to cover the card base with a piece of patterned paper from the Peppermint Forest Paper Pad.

I added the star background panel to the card base.  This created a very pretty frame around the card with this hexagon patterned paper.

The final touch was to add some sparkle with a clear Wink of Stella brush to the large star and also to some of the small stars in the background.
Supplies Used:

  • Close to My Heart Yuletide Joy Stamp Set (S1610)
  • Star Background Die
  • Distress Oxide Inks (Worn Lipstick, Broken China, Iced Spruce)
  • Craftworks Cards Peppermint Forest Patterned Paper Pad
  • Recollections 110 lb White Cardstock
  • White Embossing Powder
  • Versa Mark Ink
  • Wink of Stella Clear Pen