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Friday, September 25, 2020

Snow Front, Itty Bitty Christmas, Winter Snow, Christmas Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Earlier this week Stampin' Up! had a 15% off sale on certain stamp sets.  What these stamp sets had in common was that most of them (if not all) will be retiring in the spring.  I wasn't sure I wanted to buy a stamp set that I could only use for a few months knowing that I wouldn't use them enough to justify buying them.  This "Snow Front" set was one of them. I already had the set and thought I should use it a few more times before the end of the year. It is more of a Christmas type set but could be used for a winter birthday or masculine sympathy.  So here's a fun and quick card I found on the internet that I thought I'd give a try to.  You can see the original card here

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Balmy Blue card stock. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

On top of it is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock that was textured using the "Winter Snow" embossing folder.  This has to be one of the prettiest snowflake folders I've ever seen or used.  I love the delicate snowflakes. It's SO pretty and looks so much better in real life.  I taped this piece to the card base.

I took a piece of Whisper White card stock, scrap that measured around 3" x 3".  I stamped the trees from the "Snow Front" set using Balmy Blue. I stamped a tree and then without inking the image up again I stamped another. Doing this gives the image some depth. The lighter ones look like they are in the background. I inked it up again and I did stamp off because only one large tree needed to be dark.  I took the next largest tree and did the same. I filled in areas of openness with stamped off trees. 

For the ground I used the dotted image. I stamped off once and then stamped on the card stock. I did this twice.

The deers were stamped using Night of Navy in and were only stamped once.  They have a texture to them so they don't stamp solid. If you want them solid you will have to color them in. I just left them as they were, the looked fine to me. I die cut the stamped images using the 2-1/8" circle die and I die cut a 2-7/16" circle of Night of Navy for the layer. I taped those two pieces together. 

The words are from the "Itty Bitty Christmas" set and were stamped on a scrap piece of Whisper White card. My scrap piece came from what was left from die cutting the circle.  They were stamped using Night of Navy ink and punched out using the "Classic Label" punch.  

I set the circles and words in place using Dimensionals. I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside of the card and the card was done.  

This is a very quick and easy Christmas/Winter card to make.  I LOVE the snowflake background and I also love how quick it was to make this card. I may make a few for our Christmas card stash this year. It's a mish mash of cards. Everyone we sent to will not be getting the same card this year. I'm using what I have on hand plus what I run across that is fun to make. And maybe quick and easy too! 

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by and have a look,                                                          Wanda 

1 comment:

Wavah said...

This is a really pretty Christmas card for someone special.