Today I am sharing the card I made for this week's Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge. Lexi Daly demonstrated a stamping technique she calls "Focal Clusters." You can check out her video by clicking on the link here: https://youtu.be/_xbm5BVtODE. After experimenting with a few different ideas, I finally decided to use the window stamp from Betsy Velman's All Through the House Christmas Make It Market Kit.
First, I stamped the window three times in black ink on white cardstock. Next, I used Post-it notes to cover the space below and on both sides of the center window. I then stamped the Christmas tree in new leaf ink. The stars on the tree were stamped in pure poppy and the for the star I used Mementos Galaxy Gold ink. Then, I stamped the wreaths on the side window with new leaf and stamped the berries using pure poppy. Finally, I added a sentiment from the Tree Trimming Trio set below the windows and trimmed my cardstock down, centering it on a piece of pure poppy cardstock.
I also decided to make this little gift bag to go along with the card. I'm not sure what tasty treat it will hold yet. Perhaps I'll fill it with a few Oreo truffles!
For this bag, I simply folded a small doily in half. It's being held in place by a small clothes pin. The red cardinal is hot glued on top. I die cut the wreath and bow using the Deck the Halls dies and attached them with scor-tape. The holly gems are stickers (available at Hobby Lobby). Last, I added a strip of patterned paper and festive holly ribbon. I hope you enjoyed taking a look at my projects. Have a blessed day!