Welcome to the monthly Inspirations in Ink Blog Hop showcasing my Trees for Sale Whimsical Christmas Card. This month the theme is “Christmas in July”. The stamp set I chose for this card is Trees for Sale. I also used the Whimsical Woodland 3D Embossing Folder and the Fabulous Frame Dies.
Here’s how to make a Trees for Sale Whimsical Christmas Card for yourself:
- Mint Macaron card stock card base: 4 1/4 x 11 inches scored at
5 1/2 inches
- Shaded Spruce card stock: two 4 x 5 1/4 inches embossed with the Whimsical Woodland 3D embossing folder
- Real Red card stock: two cut with the Fabulous Frames die
- Basic White card stock: two cut with the Fabulous Frames die, a 3/4 x 3 inch strip for the sentiment and a scrap for stamping the dog
- Ink: Memento, White Craft, Mint Macaron, Shaded Spruce, Balmy Blue and Soft Suede
- Stampin’ Up! Masking Paper
- Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels
- Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers: Dark Daffodil Delight, Dark Real Red and Light Night of Navy
- Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker
- Stampin’ Dimensionals
Instructions for the Trees for Sale Whimsical Christmas Card
Step 1- 3D Technique
- Start by using the White Craft Ink pad to drag it across both Shaded Spruce card stock card pieces embossed with the Whimsical Woodland 3D embossing folder. The “before and after” is pictured above. The White Craft Ink really helps the tree design pop! Set aside to dry.
Step 2-Stamping with Stampin’ Up! Masking Paper
- Take the center out of both of the Basic White card stock Fabulous Frame die cuts to stamp on.
- Use Soft Suede Ink to stamp the “trees for sale” sign on one of the Basic White card stock card pieces. Stamp a sign on a piece of the Masking Paper. (I used a pink sticky note so you could see what I was masking a little better)
- Fussy cut the sign from the Masking Paper. Cover the trees for sale sign on the stamped card piece with the Masking Paper sign.
- Use Mint Macaron Ink to stamp the solid small and medium sized trees.
- Stamp a small tree on the Masking Paper and fussy cut it.
- Use Shaded Spruce to stamp the detailed tree on the small tree only.
- Cover the small tree with the tree you cut from the Masking Paper.
Step 3-More Masking
- Use Shaded Spruce ink to stamp the detailed tree on all the medium trees.
- Remove the Masking Paper from the small tree and the Trees for Sale sign.
Step 4-Stamping the Scene
- Use Memento Ink to stamp the string of lights. Color the lights with Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers.
- Stamp some snowflakes and the paw prints in Balmy Blue Ink.
- On a scrap of Basic White card stock, stamp the dog in Soft Suede Ink. Use the Stampin’ Write Basic Black Marker to add some eyes, a nose and some spots to the dog. Fussy cut. (I cut the bottom jaw off because my dog did not look right with the jaw on)
- Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the dog to the scene.
- Stamp the sentiment “Christmas Greetings” in Real Red Ink on the 3/4 x 3 inch Basic White card stock strip.
Step 5-Stamping the Inside
- On the second Basic White card stock Fabulous Frame die cut, stamp “so very merry” in Real Red Ink.
- Stamp the snowflakes in Balmy Blue Ink.
Step 6-Assembling the Inside
- Assemble the inside of the card. Adhere one of the Shaded Spruce card stock embossed with the Whimsical Woodland embossing folder to the inside of the Mint Macaron card stock card base.
- Adhere the stamped Basic White card stock.
- Complete the inside by adhering the Real Red card stock Fabulous Frame die cut.
Step 7-Assembling the Card Front
- Adhere the second embossed Shaded Spruce card stock card piece to the front of the Mint Macaron card stock card base.
- Adhere the stamped Basic White card stock scene to the card front.
- Add the Real Red card stock Fabulous Frame die cut.
- Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment.
- Embellish with the Real Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels.
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