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Simple, Impressive Christmas Card

Simple, Impressive Christmas Card

When blue is your favourite colour and you want a simple, impressive Christmas card, you can always rely on the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to help you out!  Stampin’ Up! always has a variety of Designer Series Paper (DSP) with patterns that coordinate with their cardstock.  Because of this, I find it so easy to have all the components match and/or compliment each other in my projects.

Simple, Impressive Christmas Card

Detailed instructions with measurements are here.

  1. Cut Balmy Blue Cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2” – Fold in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.
    1. Use Night of Navy Classic Ink to stamp greeting in the inside.
  2. Cut Tranquil Tide DSP at 5-1/4″ x 2″.
    1. Attach to the right-hand side of the card front with Snail Adhesive.
  3. Cut Night of Navy Cardstock at 5-1/4″ x 2″.
    1. Emboss with the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and the Big Shot.
    2. Attach to the left-hand side of the card front with Snail Adhesive.
  4. Use Night of Navy Classic Ink to stamp the greeting on a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock.
    1. Use Stitched Framelits Circle and the Big Shot to cut out the greeting.
  5. Use Layering Circle Framelits and the Big Shot to cut out a scalloped layer of Night of Navy Cardstock.
    1. Use Snail Adhesive to attach the greeting layer to the scallop circle layer.
  6. Cut a 10″ piece of Gold Metallic-Edge Ribbon – trim the ends at an angle.
    1. Create a loop – attach to the back of the completed greeting circles with glue dots.
    2. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the greeting to the card front.
  7. Use Night of Navy Classic Ink to stamp a coordinating image on the envelope.

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Here’s a look at the inside greeting…..

Simple, Impressive Christmas Card

And now this video will show you how I made it……

Lovely As A Tree Embossed Christmas

Lovely As A Tree Embossed Christmas

One of my favourite stamp sets is Lovely As A Tree so I was excited to use it once again for one of my Christmas cards.  Creating the card base with Basic Black allows the whisper white layer and cherry cobbler layer to stand out.  Of course, the white embossing powder used on the all of the stamped images creates a sparkling greeting.

Lovely As A Tree Embossed Christmas

Detailed instructions with measurements are here:

  1. Cut Basic Black Cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2” – Fold in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.
  2. Cut 2 – Whisper White Cardstock at 5-1/4″ x 4″.
    1. Attach 1 to the outside of the card base with Snail Adhesive.
    2. Stamp “Merry Christmas” near the bottom of 1 layer with Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink.
    3. Attach to the inside of the card base with Snail Adhesive.
  3. Cut Cherry Cobbler Cardstock at 5″ x 3-3/4″.
    1. Use the Embossing Buddy to rub across this layer.
    2. For easier placement, align the greeting and stars on the Stamparatus.
  4. Stamp the greeting and stars with Versamark Ink.
    1. Sprinkle White Embossing Powder over the stamped image.
    2. Melt the powder with the Heat Tool.
  5. Stamp the trees with Versamark Ink.
    1. Sprinkle White Embossing Powder over the stamped image.
    2. Melt the powder with the Heat Tool.
  6. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the completed greeting layer over the Whisper White layer.
  7. Use Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink to stamp an image on the corner of the envelope.

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Here’s another view with a matching envelope and that is the same “Merry Christmas” that is stamped on the inside layer.

 

Here’s a “how to” video:

You can see another Lovely As A Tree card here and here.

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