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Monday, November 02, 2020

Forever Fern, Itty Bitty Christmas, Christmas Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Today's card came from the same page as yesterday's card. I liked both cards that were displayed and I made the one that was my favorite but I still liked the other card very much so I thought I'd play with that one.  You can see the original card here. There were no instructions so I had to wing it.  Here's how I made the card.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Real Red card stock. This card opens from the bottom and the fold is on the top.

The Whisper White focal piece was cut 4" x 2-7/8". The Real Red piece behind it is cut  4-1/8" x 3". The Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Heart Warming Hugs" 12" x 12" pack was cut 4-1/2" x 3-3/8".  I had just enough of the DSP left to make this card. Now I hope I don't run across another card that used that paper!!! And the Whisper White piece behind the DSP was cut 4-5/8" x  3-1/2".

I stamped the words on a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock. They are from the "Itty Bitty Christmas" set. They were stamped using Real Red ink. I die cut them with the smallest Stitched circles dies. I also die cut a silver foil circle using the next size larger circle in the "Layering Circles" dies.  And I cut a Real Red scalloped circle. I used the 4-1/8" x 3" piece to cut my scalloped circle from. Just cut in the center and the hole in the piece won't show.

I took the focal piece and I stamped the dotted image from the "Forever Fern" using Versa Mark and silver embossing powder. I heat set the powder and then taped the piece to the Real Red layer.

I stamped the leaves using Old Olive ink. I stamped and die cut two of them. I also stamped the round leaves image using Real Red. I stamped and die cut two of them. I colored them in with Wink of Stella to give it a bit of a shimmer plus it pulls up some of the color to make the leaves a bit darker.

I took a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White and added it to the inside of the card.

To assemble the card I taped the Old Olive leaves on at an angle in the upper left and lower right corners. Then I taped the Real Red leaves in place. 

I assembled the circles. I taped the stitched round one to the silver circle and then set them in place on top of the Real Red scalloped circle using Dimensionals.  I taped this in place on top of the center of the leaves.
The focal piece was then taped to the Real Red piece. The DSP was taped to the large Whisper White piece and set in place on the front of the card. Then the finished focal piece was set in place on top of the DSP using Dimensionals.

The bow is some retired ribbon I had and I added some Wink of Stella to it to give it some shimmer. I attached the bow with a pop up glue dot.  I forgot to add the red rhinestones. Though I may just leave it as it is, I kind of like the cleaner look. 

This was a very fun card to make. And it's SO pretty. I LOVE how this card looks. It's sweet and elegant.

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by today,

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