Christmas Card for May 2023

This month I focus on the Ringed with Nature stamp set and coordinating dies along with new 2023-2025 In Colors and my new favorite neutral color, Pecan Pie.  Pecan Pie is a warm brown with hints of gold/yellow.  My sentiment can be found in Perched in a Tree.

I've used a few other products like Earthen Elegance Designer Series Paper (DSP), a circle punch, our Double Oval punch, and the Bough punch and a wood-grain embossing folder.

To make the embossed tree rings stand out more, I added various brown inks with a Blending Brush.  I don't clean my brush between uses, but have one brush that I use with 'browns'.  I probably had Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and even the now retired, Soft Suede, ink on it.

Can you tell that I embossed the DSP on my first card?!  I used a retired embossing folder, but we currently offer the Timber 3D embossing folder.

Leave me a comment and tell me which is your favorite Christmas card this month.

Once I had all of my supplies out, I decided to make a few more cards.

Here I stamped a frame.  Stamping twice before re-inking my stamp gives more interest to my card.  I shared on Instagram that Pecan Pie looks quite different on other colors of cardstock.  Here I used Very Vanilla.  When stamped on Crumb Cake cardstock, Pecan Pie seems to lose a little of the gold/yellow hue.

For my last card, I wanted to do more stamping.  Below is a #simplestamping card, but I didn't leave it there.  I added the circle with the house, the twigs and the wooden circle.  I'm glad I snapped a photo of my 'before' card.  It would be the perfect card to send to someone during the holidays who might be struggling with their mental health, with the loss of a loved one or with another health issue.

Leave me a comment and tell me which is your favorite Christmas card this month.

Product List

Next month, demonstrators will be able to pre-order from the Online Exclusives that will be available to everyone in July.  I am hoping for some Christmas products that I can share.  Until then, Happy Stampin'!