Today's project is the final card that I made using Close To My Heart's Pear & Partridge Card kit.
I changed this card up a little from the instructions in the kit. I'm not a big fan of covering the entire front of a card with single piece of paper. I like the layered look. So I cut the Cocoa cardstock to 5 1/4 x 4 inches to use as the base. I liked the Cranberry cardstock hanging over the edges of the Cocoa base a bit, so it is cut at 5 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches. The pattern paper is cut at 4 x 2 inches, I believe. The stamp is my favorite part of this card. I love the graphics! (Confession: I initially bought the kit for this stamp!) It's stamped in Cocoa ink and given some extra sparkle with the red gems that are included in the kit. (In fact everything you seen on this card is included in the kit except the ink, acrylic blocks used in stamping and the adhesive. It's a fantastic kit!) I stamped the sentiment again in Cranberry ink and cut out the "A Merry Little" flag and popped it up using dimensional adhesive. Before putting it all together, I inked around the edges of all the paper with a little more Cocoa ink.
Here's a close-up:
So what do you think? Leave me a comment to be entered in my give away that I'll be conducting on 12/12/12. (The winner will receive a Capture the Date stamp set and a Chocolate Exclusive Ink dye ink pad!)
If you haven't been over there yet, you definitely want to go see what my hugely talented friend Lynn is up to at From My Bungalow! Prepare to be inspired!