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Thursday, November 24, 2022

Grassy Grove, Framed & Festive, Christmas Card

While looking in Pinterest I ran across a card that I thought was very pretty but nothing on it was by Stampin' Up!, my preferred stamps to use. SO I used what I had to make this. I was going to say I had gotten out my "Grassy Grove" bundle but we all know I never put it away from yesterday's card!!! LOL You can see the original card here.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. My card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock for the front focal piece. Actually I cut three that size. One I die cut a circle in it, centering it as much as I could. I used the largest circle from the "Layering Circles" die set. I used removable tape and affixed it to the focal piece. I took my blending brushes and first scrubbed on some Daffodil Delight ink. Then I scrubbed on some Pumpkin Pie ink and then a little bit of Cajun Craze. All of this was done on the right side of the circle. And on the left side, I scrubbed on some Balmy Blue, then some Soft Succulent and a little bit of Smoky Slate on the lower left side and up about half way. 

Next I die cut the deer from the "Grassy Grove" bundle using Basic Black card stock.  

The trees are also from the "Grassy Grove" set and were stamped using black Memento ink.

For the word piece, I tore a piece of Basic White card stock, the third one I had cut at 4" x 5-1/4". I don't always like the way the tears look so I make sure my piece is long enough to rip up another line. It took three tries before I got a line I liked. It was a bit long but it's okay, I just lined it up with the focal piece and cut off the excess. On that torn piece I stamped the "Noel" from the "Framed & Festive" set using black Memento ink.

For the snow I used some white acrylic paint and a kitchen stainless steel scrubber. I had cut it in half because I thought the scrubber was a bit too big and if I was going to ruin it I'd rather ruin a smaller piece. I spread some white acrylic paint on my silicone mat and then dabbed the scrubber in it and then tapped it onto the card stock. It gave the piece a snowy look.  I set it aside to dry a bit before I finished the card. I did use my heat tool to help it dry faster.

Once the paint was dry I added Dimensionals to the back and set the piece in place on the front of the card base. Then I added the word piece using Dimensionals and then the deer was added with Dimensionals. And the card was done.

I do like how this turned out and I was glad I could somewhat replicate the card that caught my eye on Pinterest.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's Christmas card,


Gisela said...

I love the beautiful glow of orange on the card. Nice card

KardsbyKadie said...

What a lovely card Wanda.

mudmaven said...

Another gorgeous card. Great tip about the scrubber too - thanks! ~chris

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

I just love this card! I'll be filing this one as an idea for that stamp set! Your CASE of the one you saw is wonderful!

loyaz said...

What a great way to use these papers, stamps and dies. I love it!

Sue Duffy said...

Love this one, too! TFS