Stamping Bella | Guest Designer Spot 1 + SALE ALERT

Hello everyone! I’m so happy and excited to join Stamping Bella as a guest during the next few weeks until January! Thanks so much to Emily for having me! We have been in touch for many months now… and I finally managed to find time to join! I’m so grateful for this collaboration and Emily is such a funny lady (it seems we have the same sense of humour LOL). And I really LOVE the SB stamps!

I’ve created two clean and simple Christmas cards that I want to share with you today. Here is what I came up with: 

For the first card, I used the super cute Santa from the Little Bits Santa’s Gifts set. As I really like traditional Christmas colors, I decided to go for a red and white combination. I create a horizontal design made of three lines with the color highlight in the center to keep the card clean. The red dotted paper adds interest and makes the Santa stand out against the background. I also used some Christmas baubles to emphasize the feeling of holiday season. These baubles are from the Little Bits Set of Elves rubber stamp set. To finish off my card, I stamped the "Warmth | Joy | Happiness" sentiment from the Holiday Sentiment set in black ink. As you can see, you don’t have to use various colors or elements on a card for maximum impact. Keeping white space helps to focus on the character itself. 

For the second card, I decided to put the sentiment in the focal point and to highlight it using "accessories". The Christmas fireplace mantel from the Little Bits Santa’s Mantle set I used on this project is meant to be for the Fireplace Backdrop. I drew some wooden "legs" to use the garland as a stand-alone element. I first stamped the beautiful sentiment from the Holiday Sentiment set in black ink onto a white top-folded card base. I colored and cut the garland with scissors (coordinating dies HERE), as well as the dog from the Little Bits Santa Kids and Pets set. The sweet sleepy dog adds so much cuteness! I cut it out with scissors but to make it easier, you can use the coordinating dies HERE. I adhered the garland and the dog with foam pads to the card base for more dimension. As for the first project, you don’t have to use a lot of elements to embellish a card. Try to think out of the box and play with all funny accessories you can find in the sets. Not only the main characters or critters are worth it.  

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See you soon with more Stamping Bella inspirations! Happy crafting!



Dotty Jo said…
Two beautiful cards! Your colouring is stunning, Jo x
Barb Ghig said…
Emily was very smart to ask you to be her Guest at Stamping Bella...your cards are absolutely gorgeous, Francine! Your Copic coloring really brings the images to life, and I love both designs! I really love how you gave Santa a gray beard, and the little pup is adorable :)
Thanks for the coupon code ~
May I ask...what is the red color combo that you used for the ornaments?
Isabelle said…
Vos deux cartes sont adorables ! Le père Noël est vraiment sympa.
Fely said…
Great coloring... will you color this santa combo on your YouTube?