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Sunday, November 01, 2020

Forever Ferns, Christmas Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I saw this card on Pinterest and knew I had to make it. There was just something about it that attracted my eye to it. I love the colors. Red is not my favorite color but I am SO loving it on here.  Plus now that Halloween is over and we can move past those colors, it's time for some Thanksgiving and Christmas colors. You can see the original card here. I did make a few changes because of lack of materials. There were no instructions for this card, so here is how I made it.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On the top is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock.

The focal piece is cut from a piece of Whisper White card stock and measures 3-7/8" x 2-5/8".  The layer behind it is a 4" x 2-3/4" piece of the silver foil card stock. And the Real Red layer behind that is cut 4-1/8" x 2-7/8".  The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is from the "Heartwarming Hugs" 12" x 12" pack. Mine piece was 4" x 6". It was a gift so I had to be careful about using it. On the original card, this pieces is cut 4-1/4" long. Mine was cut at 4" because that is how it came. I could have turned it and cut from the other side but I wanted to make sure I had some DSP left to play with, there's lots of weeks left before Christmas and I don't plan on buying this pack of DSP. So I made do with what I had and it looks just fine, actually I like it better than it hanging over the Whisper White piece. I taped the Real Red piece on top of the 4" x 5-1/4" Whisper White piece.

I stamped the leaves first. The leaves are from the "Forever Ferns" set. I LOVE it that I can use this set for more than one season. It does make a pretty Christmas card.  The leaves were stamped using Old Olive ink. The round leaves were stamped using Real Red ink on a scrap piece of Whisper White and were die cut with the matching dies from the bundle.

Now before you tape the Real Red leaves in place you will want to stamp the dots. I used Versa Mark and silver embossing powder. I also added words to the front of my card. They are from the "Itty Bitty Christmas" set. They were stamped with Versa Mark and then embossed with the silver embossing powder. 

The Real Red leaves were taped in place after they were colored in using Wink of Stella. The Wink of Stella makes the red bleed a bit to fill in the leaves and it gives it a nice subtle sparkle.

Once the Real Red leaves were taped in place, I taped the Whisper White piece to the silver foil piece. The DSP was taped top of the Real Red piece on the card base. And then a 1/4" x 4" piece of the silver foil was taped across the DSP about 1/2" up from the bottom of the DSP. Then the Whisper White and silver foil taped layers were taped to the Real Red piece on the card base.

I colored a few rhinestone using my dark Blends pen and I set them in place on the front of the card. I tied a ribbon in to a bow and set it in place using half a large glue dot. I didn't have the same ribbon that was used in the photo but I had some that was close so I use it and I also went over the ribbon with my Wink of Stella pen. I did that after I tied it. I also heat set it because it got pretty wet from my Wink of Stella pen. I didn't know how much sparkle I was getting. It is now dry and has a nice subtle sparkle to it. I like how it looks. The sparkle doesn't show up in the photo but trust me, it's there and it's very pretty. If you click on the photo you might be able to see it closer but I don't think the light caught it right. I never thought to use Wink of Stalla on my ribbons before. I may have started a new trend!!

This was a very fun card to make. I think it's SO pretty. It's elegant and stunning.

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


Peggy S from OH said...

Very pretty Christmas card.

Hilda Burton said...

This is a beautiful Christmas card. I love it in red and Forever Fern. Enjoy your day!

Wavah said...

Oh Wanda what a lovely Christmas card. That Forever Fetn stamp set just keeps on getting better.