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Friday, December 09, 2022

Framed & Festive, Caroling Mice, Christmas Card, 2022 Stampin' Up!

On Thursday I had a friend over and we were making Christmas cards. I had made one something like this but used a different tree from a die I had gotten at Michael's. I took a picture of it but it must have gotten deleted because it was no longer on my phone when I went to get it. SO I made a new card that is close to the other one.

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

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Shaded Spruce card stock for the layer. And a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Santa Express" 12" x 12" package. 

Next I stamped the words from the "Framed & Festive" stamp set using Shaded Spruce ink on a piece of Basic White card stock. I die cut it using the second largest stitched circle die from the "Stylish Shapes" die set. And I die cut a scalloped Shaded Spruce circle using the second largest die in the "Layering Circles" die set.

Then I die cut a stitched circle using the third largest die from the "Stylish Shapes" die set on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock.  I also cut a scalloped circle from the center of the 4" x 5-1/4" layer of Shaded Spruce card stock. The 4th smallest scalloped die in the "Layering Circles" die set.

The tree is from the "Caroling Mice" set and was stamped using black Memento ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. It was fussy cut and then I colored it in using my Blender Pen and Shaded Spruce ink pad. The trunk was colored in using the Soft Suede marker. I colored over the tree using my "Wink of Stella" pen. 

I took the Basic White circles, my Blending Brush and Shaded Spruce ink and lightly scrubbed some ink on them.

Now to assemble the card. I taped the DSP to the Shaded Spruce layer and then taped that to the front of the card.

Next I taped the circles together. I added Dimensionals behind both sets. I set the word piece in place first and the smaller circle. And finally the tree was set in place using Dimensionals.

This was a fun and quick card to make and you get to use some of that busy background paper!

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


KardsbyKadie said...

So VERY festive

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Love the shading around the tree. Great card using the different sized circles.