Saturday, 17 November 2012

Apothecary Christmas

Hey Stampers !!

Happy Weekend !! Hope you are enjoying one of the few weekend left before the REAL hustle and bustle of the Christmas season starts !! Although, if you are planning to get some shopping done ... that hustle and bustle has been happening for a while now !! LOL I have another Christmas card to share with you today !! I recently received the Apothecary Art stamp set, its been on my Wish List for ages but I just got around to ordering it !! I wanted to use it, but also wanted it add to my Christmas card stash ... so I decided to kill 2 birds with one stone !! I love making Christmas projects using a stamp set that wouldn't be a traditional Christmas choice ... look at what I came up with !!

I really love how this turned out ! I decided to make the ring of roses into a Christmas Wreath. I stamped this image in Early Espresso (and let it dry for a bit) and then carefully used my Blender Pen to watercolor the wreath in Cherry Cobbler and Gumball Green ink. I then stamped my Merry Christmas from the More Merry Messages set using Early Espresso ink and my Stamp-a-ma-jig to make sure it got right in that banner section. It is a tiny bit crooked, but I am fine with it ! I also watercolored the edge of the banner in Early Espresso ink. After I thought I was done, I still thought the image was too blah. So I used my Crumb Cake ink and Blender Pen to fill in the rest of the image ... THEN I loved it !! Really warmed up the rest of the label shape and made the Vanilla of the banner pop !!

 I then hand cut out the image, so I wouldn't have a Vanilla border on the outside of image. Then I die cut a Gumball Green Label framelit and adhered them together. The Cherry Cobbler DSP is from the Be of Good Cheer paper pack, and I love it. A piece of Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon was attached to the DSP, and then I added a bow with a Mini Glue Dot. I find it a lot easier with the seam binding ribbon to add a bow after for some reason. LOL This all got layered onto an Early Espresso card base, a couple dimensionals for my Label focal point, a couple of pearls and voila !! LOVE this card. Especially where I used a "non Christmas" set to achieve it !!

Well, I hope you liked my project today !! Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend and Happy Stamping !!


Stamp Set: Apothecary Art (wood #125525, clear #125527), More Merry Messages (wood #126400, clear #126402)

Ink: Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad #126974, Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad #126966, Gumball Green Classic Stampin' Pad #126861, Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad #126975

Paper: Early Espresso #119686, Gumball Green #126840, Very Vanilla #101650, Be of Good Cheer DSP #126896

Accessories: Labels Collection Framelits #125598, Stamp-a-ma-jig #101049, Blender Pens #102845, 1/2" Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon #122332, Basic Pearls #119247


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Kathy !! You;re really going to have to come over the house for a stamping/wine night !! LOL

    2. Yes---I've actually thought about it---hopefully mom's surgery goes well on Monday and she gets feeling better-I'll be freed up some.

    3. Awesome !! I'll be thinking of "Nanny B" !!