Season’s Greetings! I am embarking on the “12 Days of Christmas Card Making Challenge” with my stamping buddy Christy. Our plan is to create and blog about a new holiday card each day from November 29, 2021 until December 10, 2021. Each day I plan to showcase a different stamp set. This will allow you plenty of time to see what is available in the 2021 Stampin’ Up! July to December Catalog and order it in time to make your own Christmas cards! You can Shop Here when you are ready to place your order.
This lovely #SimpleStamping Christmas card is made from two stamp sets. The images are in the Christmas Season stamp set. The sentiment is from the Christmas to Remember stamp set.
You can get both sets along with 2 sets of dies, Cherry Cobbler & Gold ribbon, Gold Holly Leaves and gorgeous Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper (DSP) when you order the Painted Christmas Suite Collection. You will find the Painted Christmas Collection on pages 16- 17 in the Mini Catalog.
- Basic White Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at
4 1/4 inches.
- Basic White CS: 5 x 3 3/4 inches
- Real Red CS: 5 1/4 x 4 inches
The first step in creating this card is to stamp the sentiment in Real Red ink onto the 5 x 3 3/4 inch Basic White CS. The next step involves using a Two Step Stamp. To start, lay down the large and the small of the less detailed of the 2 pinecone stamps for positioning. Then use the Clear Acrylic block E to pick up the stamps. Stamp this layer in Crumb Cake ink.
Now lay the more detailed stamps on the stamped images for positioning. Pick up the stamps with an acrylic block as you did in the previous step. Use Early Espresso ink to stamp the images.
See how the pinecones now have a more 3D quality! Next use Shaded Spruce ink and the dual small pine needle stamp to stamp twice around the smaller pinecone. Stamp the second time without adding any ink to your stamp. This is called Stamping Off.
Continue to use the Shaded Spruce ink and stamp the larger pine needle image around the pinecones. Use the Stamping Off Technique here too. This helps to add a 3D quality to the pine needles.
Adhere the stamped card piece onto the 5 1/4 x 4 inch Real Red CS. Adhere this piece onto the front of the 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch Basic White CS card base.
Add a bow and Voila! you have finished a #simplestamping Christmas card!
Join me again tomorrow for another Holiday Card complete with instructions and a supply list!
Supplies for today’s card
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I hope you have a great start to your week! Happy stamping!