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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Feels Like Frost, Frosted Foliage, Christmas Card

I found this card on Pinterest. I clicked on the photo to see if I could get any info but after going through many weeks of posts, I had no luck and gave up.  I wish people would post on the exact page so you get a direct link.  UGH.  I only give these a few minutes of my time in searching and then I just give up.  If anyone finds it, please let me know and I'll add the direct link here.  But for now you can see the original image I found here.  You may not need to see it, it's exactly as I found it except I'm giving you a direct link and instructions. 

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that I had used the stitched rectangle dies and die cut the tree from one of the 6" x 6" "Feels Like Frost" Designer Series Paper (DSP).  Now why I wanted to find the original post was because the rectangle dies are not this long.  I had never extended a die cut and I had to guess on what to do.  SO, here is how I did it.  I used some post it note tape and I taped the bottom and one side down so the DSP wouldn't move.  Then I set the piece in my Big Shot.  I slipped a piece of box board (cereal box thickness) between the DSP and the die cut.  I didn't want the die cut to cut the whole rectangle out.  It would be too short.  Once I cranked the handle until I could feel the rollers come up to the cardboard, I stopped.  I removed the tape and determined how long I wanted the strip (I just went by the look of the original card image) and I lined up the die cut where I wanted the next end to be cut and I also lined up the stitch marks so it would be a smooth looking stitch and no one would ever see that it was done in two sections.  My new rectangle piece now measured 5" x 11/16".  I cut a piece of Night of Navy 1/8" wider all around, measuring 5-1/8" x 13/16".  I taped the DSP to the Night of Navy strip and I set it aside while I stamped the words.

The words are from the "Frosted Foliage" set. I stamped them using Night of Navy ink.  I had set up the stamp in my Stamparatus and stamped the words.  I like using it because I can re-ink the image and stamp again if it's not how I'd like it to be.  It wasn't.  My ink pad must be in need of being re-inked and it stamped a little light.  So I inked the words up again and stamped them one more time.  It stamps in the exact same place and now darker.  I was pleased with how it looks.  This is also great if you are making more than one card, like your yearly Christmas cards or cards for a swap.

I set the panel in place using Dimensionals and the card was done.  I'm thinking about doing this for our yearly Christmas cards.  This pack of paper has 48 sheets.  You can get three of these strips per sheet.  More than enough to make our cards. Hmmm.  BIG possibility.

I want to try this layout using some other DSP from the main catalog.  It's easy enough, pretty enough and quick enough!!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,

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