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Thursday, December 01, 2022

Grassy Grove, Framed & Festive, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up!

I just can't seem to leave my hands off the "Grassy Grove" bundle. I actually did put it back on the shelf but I took it out again when I got an idea for this card. It actually turned out the way it looked in my head! 

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. I cut a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Basic White for the top layer. 

I used the circle dies from the "Layering Circles" set to make the ring and background piece. I used the second and fourth largest circles. I cut the second and fourth together to get the ring. The I cut another second circle for the background. I had actually stamped on the circle from the two rings and then taped it to the larger circle because I wanted to make sure I got the piece straight.

For my background circle, I took my Blending Brush and scrubbed on some Balmy Blue ink. Then I added just a little Pool Party ink. I lightly added some Night of Navy and stopped. I thought it looked wintery enough.

The trees are from the "Grassy Grove" set and were stamped using Night of Navy ink that was stamped off once. I didn't want it to be real dark. I just wanted it to show the tree details and show that it's blue in color.  Objective achieved.  I took some white acrylic paint and a stainless steel kitchen scrubber and tapped the scrubber on the paint and then tapped it on the background piece. 

On the 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Basic white card stock I textured the bottom part using the snowflake die from the "Wintry 3D" folder set. I should have stamped the words first and this is what I would recommend doing them first. I stamped them with Night of Navy ink and then I had to take my Night of Navy marker and touch the writing part in the spots where the texture was to make the "joy" solid. So that is why I recommend you stamp them first. Just set the circle where you want it to go and use it as reference for stamping the words.  Now that's what I should have done but at this point I was just making it up as I went. My vision was for the circle and deer, the rest was just winging it!

Once the words were stamped I set the piece in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals.

Next I took the circle and added small Dimensionals on the back. I set it aside until I got the smaller circle attached to the larger solid circle. Then I set the ring on top of the larger circle piece, making sure I lined it up evenly all around.

The deer was added using two small Dimensionals and the card as done.

It's always nice when what you see in your head comes out nice on paper!  I do like how it turned out.

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


mudmaven said...

I have to find this set - only 5-7 boxes to go through! I know I have it, I just haven't put my hands on it yet (can you tell my craft cave is in a bit of disarray)! Thanks, as always, for the great inspiration. You ROCK! ~chris

KardsbyKadie said...

WOW my friend......You really nailed this one.
Your card is BEAUTIFUL.

Lynette said...

I agree - it's always wonderful when a card turns out the way we've pictured it. And this one is so very beautiful!

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

I have got to find a stainless steel scrubber brush. I love what you have done on some of your cards using it to add some "snow"! I really, really like this card!