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Thursday, November 12, 2020

Itty Bitty Christmas, Christmas Layers, Snowflake Splendor, Christmas Card

I found a card on the internet that I liked. It was the layout that I really liked. It was something that I hadn't done before. You'd think with all the years I've been stamping that I would have done something like this. But I haven't. There's still more out there to find and do that is new to me! You can see the original card here. If you make the card from this link, you need to be careful of the measurements. There's an error on the size of the focal piece. It's not a big deal, it's just not small enough. So you will have to do a little more trimming. It's not like it's too small and your piece of card stock is ruined. This is fixable. Just thought I'd fill you in on that.

This is a very simple card to make. The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. 

The Night of Navy piece is cut 5" x 3-3/4".

The Whisper White focal piece is cut 4-7/8" x 3-5/8".

On the focal piece I took the snowflake die from the "Christmas Layers" dies and set in the upper right corner and ran it through my Big Shot. Then I moved the die to the bottom right corner and die cut it there too. Save the snowflakes, you need to put them back in place.

I turned the focal piece over and set the snowflakes back in place. I used my multi-purpose glue and glued along the outside tips of the center design. If this is confusing, look at the snowflake. See the darker center part. There's tips on that center part. That is where I put some glue and then I moved the glue along the cut lines with a toothpick.  I set this aside to dry.

In the meantime I took some Whisper White Baker's Twine and colored it with my light Balmy Blue Blends pen. You can also color it with your ink pad, it will just be a bit darker. To lighten it you can grab the twine with a pretty damp but not sopping wet folded paper towel (folded about 4 times so the ink doesn't bleed through onto your hands) and pull the thread through the paper towel. This will take off some of the ink to lighten it up. Set this aside to dry. You need it dry. Mine wasn't quite dry and it made a mark on my white area. You can also use your heat embossing tool to help dry it.

Tape the focal piece to the Night of Navy piece. 

I cut a 4-7/8" x 1-1/8" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Snowflake Splendor" 12" x 12" package.  I set it on top of the Whisper White focal piece and I made a light pencil line so I knew where it would go when I was done stamping.  I used my Balmy Blue marker and flicked some ink onto the piece. It needed a little something more than just plain white. Perhaps the snowflake embossing folder would work if you don't have a snowflake die. I think it would be pretty too.

The words are from the "Itty Bitty Christmas" set and were stamped using Night of Navy ink. The pencil mark was erased and the DSP was taped in place.  Wrap the twine around the two layers and tie a bow. 

Tape the piece onto the card base and the card is done.  As simple as that.  Pretty, huh?

Thank you ever so much for taking the time to visit today,                                                                        Wanda

1 comment:

Wavah said...

Such a pretty unique card for Christmas