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Prickley Pear Fall & Christmas cards

Prickley Pear was our amazing sponsor over at PPC & F. When I saw the Zipper card clear stamp sets Halloween/Fall and Christmas, I knew I had to have them. They can be found here: Halloween/Fall and Christmas . I loved working with these two sets!

First up are the fall cards. For the Halloween card, I used a piece of black cardstock and cut a one-inch strip out of it. I stamped the spooky eyes on a one-inch piece of white cardstock and then colored some of the eyes with Sakura fluorescent jelly roll pens. I added this to the card base and then popped the black cardstock up with some Scotch foam tape for dimension. I added some white splatters to the cardstock and adhered the sentiment (stamped with VersaFine ink in black onyx).

For the second card, I took a piece of watercolor paper and added some watercolor in Fiery Sunset and Warm and Cozy and also splattered the rest of the paper with these. I then stamped the pumpkins in VersaFine black ink. I cut the panel slightly smaller than the A2 card base so there would be a bit of a border around it. I stamped the sentiment in Autumn Blaze die ink from Altenew and colored a few of the leaves in and then adhered it to a black base. I adhered this to the top of the card base. Voila! Super simple and 2 beautiful cards!

For the first holiday card, I cut a bunch of paper strips from Simon Says Stamp Red Schoolhouse and Green Leaf cardstock and some from white cardstock (from Michaels). I adhered them randomly to the front of an A2 card base, leaving a small border on the left that I adhered a piece of Altenew metallic thread in silver to. Once I was done, I trimmed about 1" from the right of the card front so that I could stamp the sentiment on the side. I stamped the sentiment and embossed in silver. So simple these would be so easy to make a big batch of!

For the second card, I stamped the present stamp on some 1" strips of white cardstock and colored with Copic markers (list below). I had some scraps left from the red and green of the first card, so I cut them down to 1" strips and embossed them with a dotted embossing folder (it's so old I don't even know what brand it is!). I arranged on the A2 card base until I was happy and then adhered them to the card. Once done, I trimmed off any excess at the top and bottom of the card. I stamped the sentiment in VersaFine black ink and adhered that with Scotch foam tape to make it pop a little bit.

These cards were so easy to make, and I love these stamps sets. They are so versatile and there are a ton more possibilities because I only used a few from each set! Thank you again to the amazing Prickley Pear stamps for sponsoring us!


Prickley Pear Zipper clear stamp sets- Fall/Halloween and Christmas (see link above)

White 110 lb. cardstock from Michaels

Black 65. lb. cardstock from Michaels

Simon Says Stamp cardstock in Schoolhouse Red and Leaf Green

Altenew metallic thread

Altenew 24 pan watercolor set

Copics: G7, G9, Y15, Y38, B02, B09

Silver embossing powder

Dotted embossing folder

Spellbinders Platinum

VersaFine and VersaMark inks

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