LOL, I know, I know, you just never can tell what you are going to find on this blog from one day to the next. Here it is June and I kick out a Christmas card.
Well, the thing is, I sometimes get into a creative rut. When that happens, I take out my Stampin’ Up! catalog and challenge myself to create with a stamp set that I randomly open the catalog too. This time I opened to the holiday section and the one brand new stamp set I have on that page is this yummy set called Chock-Full of Cheer. So here is a little Christmas cheer in June. Check, one Christmas card made, lol.
A little about this project, I used ripped post it notes to mask to create my snow drifts. This creates a lot of depth in the scene. Take another look at the project and you probably think this was done by layering paper to create the snow drifts. Think again, the main image panel is just one sheet of Whisper White.
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Now on with today’s tutorial. . . . . . .
Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Chock-Full of Cheer (item number 126717)
Card Stock: Stampin’ Up! Whisper White, Baja Breeze and Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Stampin’ Up! Cherry Cobber, Baja Breeze and Wisteria Wonder
Accessories: Stampin’ Up! Sponges, Basic Black Marker, Cherry Cobber Marker, Tempting Turquoise Marker, Old Olive Marker, Daffodil Delight Marker, Dazzling Details, Baja Breeze Seam Binding, Real Read Ribbon, Mat Pack template, Post it Notes and Stampin Dimensionals.
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Masked the bottom inch of a 3.25″ x 7.5″ piece of Whisper White with a couple of Post it notes.
Stamped the candy canes using Cherry Cobbler ink.
Removed the post it note masks.
Ripped some post it notes and masked as you see below. Sponged Baja Breeze ink between the two torn post it notes. Note: try not to get the ink on the candy cane.
Sponged Wisteria Wonder ink at the bottom of the area. Note: try not to get the ink on the candy cane.
Removed the top mask from the left side and moved it to the right side. Repeated sponging the Baja Breeze ink and then followed up with Wisteria Wonder ink at the bottom.
Removed all of the post it notes and sponged Baja Breeze ink at the bottom of the card stock. Be sure to leave some white showing at the top of the first snow drift.
Sponged Wisteria Wonder ink at the bottom of the card stock.
Using the fine tip of a Basic Black marker drew in a line for my lights.
Used the mat pack template and markers to color in circles to create the lights along my black string. I made some in Tempting Turquoise, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive.
A closer look.
Added a 8″ x 9″ piece of Baja Breeze card stock folded in half so it measures 4″ x 9″, 8.75″ x 3.75″ piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock. Added Baja Breeze Seam Binding (double layer) to create the bow. Add a piece of Real Red ribbon to the front bottom of the main image panel. Adhered the main image panel to a 3.5″ x 7.75″ piece of Baja Breeze card stock and then pop them up using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Added Dazzling Details to finish off the card and give it some wonderful sparkle.
Here is the finished card measuring 4″ x 9″. This card fits into a 10# sized business envelope.
May you find joy in your heart no matter what time of year it is.
Until my next post. . . . . . . .
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