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Tuesday, December 06, 2022

Grassy Grove, Santa's Delivery, Painted Christmas, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up! 2022

I got my motivation for today's card from one I saw on Pinterest. You can see that card here

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 Basic Black card stock for the layer.

The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is from the "Painted Christmas" 12" x 12" package.  I cut it at 3-7/8" x 5-1/8". I used the black and white piece and used my Blending Brush to scrub on some Cherry Cobbler. I started out with Real Red but it looked more like Poppy Parade so I went with the Cherry Cobbler ink instead. I set it aside to dry because the paper was pretty saturated with ink.

In the meantime I cut a 1-1/2" x 3-7/8" strip of DSP from the "Painted Christmas" package. 

Then I took the second largest circle from the "Layering Circle" dies and cut it from a piece of vellum. I textured that circle using the pine branch embossing folder from the "Wintry 3D" set. 

The deer is from the "Grassy Grove" bundle and I die cut the larger deer from a scrap piece of Basic Black card stock. I had some red and black checked ribbon and I trimmed it down to fit around the deer's neck. I tied it and then glued it in place. Dimensionals were added to the back of the deer and I set it aside.

For the wording I used the "Santa's Delivery" set and stamped them using black Memento ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. I die cut them using the tag from the "Taylor Made Tags" die set. I was glad to finally use it. I just had to have the dies for some reason and once they arrived I couldn't remember why. So when I was making this card I thought I could fit the tag in and it worked. The tag set also has round circles to die cut too so I cut one from a scrap piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock and I taped it to the tag, lining up the hole in the tag to the hole in the circle. I colored a crystal rhinestone using my Blends Pen and colored it in. Then I set it on the tag.

Now to assemble. The Basic Black piece is taped to the card base. Then the DSP was taped down. The DSP strip was taped down about 1" up from the edge of the red and black DSP piece. The vellum sheet is added next. I glued it where the deer would cover it, glue shows up through the vellum. I also took a toothpick and ran a light amount of glue around the inner edge of the circle to get it to lay down better. I used the Mono glue and by adding it lightly it didn't show much.  Then the deer was added and lastly the word tag. And the card was done.

It turned out better than I thought it would, I think adding the word piece as what helped it out.

Thank you SO very much for stopping in to see today Christmas card,


mudmaven said...

I love it! It's much better than the original one. ~chris

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

I love your version of the one you saw. What a great idea to turn the black and white dsp into black and red! I wouldn't have thought to do that. It is a really great card!

KardsbyKadie said...

LOVE all the perfectly layered pieces on this card.
Thanks for sharing!