Christmas in July with Joy Clair Stamps

Who is ready for a little Christmas in July?? Today I have a super “sweet” card for you using the Christmas Cocoa stamp set. I have used this set before and it is a larger one with so many possibilities. For this card, I used the cookie to create an entire background for a fun CAS card full of coloring. This card is definitely one you could make a few of and take the panels with you to color on the go! Be sure to watch the entire video tutorial down below!!

I did all of my die cutting first for this card because I would be stamping on a die cut. I die cut a stitched regular rectangle from white card stock and larger scalloped stitched rectangle to mat with – from kraft. Then, on the white rectangle I started stamping using Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink.  Starting with the “Holiday Cheer” stamp from the 3D Poinsettia I stamped it in the center, then masked it with a mask I made from Inkadinkado masking paper. Using the same ink, but the cookie stamp from the Christmas Cocoa stamp set, I started filling the remain space with the cookie stamp.

Finished 3

With the panel stamped out I removed the masking paper from the sentiment and after letting the ink dry, I started coloring. I used the Leisure Arts Colored Pencils. This entire panel only used 6 – yes SIX – colors!! That is what I LOVE about OMS. You can blend one color and end up with three different colors, shading and highlights, it’s soo incredibly easy! Be sure to watch the video tutorial for the full run down on all the coloring!

Finished 4

After attaching all the layers with double sided adhesive to the front of an A2 side folding card base, I worked on the inside of the card. I, again, used the Christmas Cocoa stamp set to stamp the inside of the card very quickly and then more colored pencil coloring to color the images. SUPER SIMPLE!!

Finished 6

This entire week is going to be Christmas in July at the Joy Clair Stamps Blog! Be sure to head over for a ton of inspiration all week long!! And if you are interested in any of the supplies I used on my card today, you will find them all linked down below!! Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!

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