You know how we love our Try Day Friday series! Each Friday afternoon on our Facebook page, our concept designer Shannon Smith shares a new technique with you LIVE. Isn’t that so fun? This week Shannon is bringing us a beautiful card to get ready for Christmas! If you saw the video tutorial, we think that this project probably makes you as excited to craft for the holiday as it does us. If you’d like to watch on our YouTube channel, you can see the video right here. Make sure you leave Shannon a comment and let her know how much you enjoyed her projects and appreciate her sharing a fun project with all of us.
Now that is something special! Not only that, do you see how many fun things that are included!? You can die cut, stitch, use washi tape and more! That is a successful card, if you ask me! Now the really fun part of this card is the stitching using our Basics Piercing Template. It’s such an easy way to get the template and then you can get to the fun part – stitching!
Place your cardstock under the template, making sure it stays still. [If you have trouble keeping it still, you can use washi tape to help!] Then, using your Bloom Tool, poke the holes in the cardstock.
One of the fun tips that Shannon gave us was to use these flossers you can pick up at the store! No more struggling to get the thread into the needle. We’ll be stitching in no time!
You’ll take your Journey Thread Gold and stitch through each section of the star, leaving the center free of any thread. [Don’t worry! We’re going to decorate the center.]
The gold thread really looks nice and adds a fun texture to your card!
Remember how we talked about the center? How about we add a wood heart that we “paint” gold? That’s right! Our Forever Heart Chips look oh so cute once we’ve added some of the Journey Gold Re-Inker. We like to add a bit onto a clear block then apply with the square brush. Such a beautiful way to bring color to wood embellishments!
Feeling warm and fuzzy? Ready to tackle holiday cards and gift tags? Why not check out Shannon’s ideas here in the video?
Supplies Used: Basics Piercing Template | Journey Piercing Mat | Whip Cream Cardstock | Bloom Tool | Gold Journey Thread | Forever Heart Chips | Journey Gold Re-Inker | Square Brush | DIY Hoops | Simply Gold Washi | Fashion Gold | Good Life Printed Paper | Lemongrass Cardstock | Snowmen Days Stamp Set | Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink Pad | Summer Branch Die Set |
Now, for fun, Shannon created another beautiful card with the same Basics Piercing Template! It turned out really adorable with the same idea but looking different than the ‘Tis The Season card. If you create something fun using our Basics Piercing Template make sure you share with us on our Facebook page, tag us on Instagram or use the hashtag #funstampersjourney so we can see all of the FUN you’re up to!
Supplies Used: Barn Wall Embossing Folder | Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock | Journey Brush Silver | Peaches And Cream Thread | Playful Prints | Decor Blooms | Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink Pad | Whip Cream Cardstock