Not much time until Christmas now...I keep seeing all the big stores announcing what the giant specials will be for Black Friday shopping. You won't catch me out there in the madness! I'd rather be stamping! Now is a great time to get started on your Christmas cards if you haven't already. Here is one idea for you to use!
Here's what I did....I ran a piece of Bravo Burgundy through the Big Shot with the Northern Flurry folder first. Then I flipped it over so the negative side was face up. Then I used the oval designer frame and the Big Shot to make the raised oval with dots over on the right hand side. To cut out the center of the oval frame just use the wide oval punch...it fits perfectly! Way to go Stampin' Up!
In order to have perfect placement for the the window in the Garden Green panel all you do is adhere the Brave Burgundy panel to the base and then use the wide oval punch again. Just line it up right over the oval you already punched and punch again.
The top panel has several extra touches...first is the vanilla satin knot with the sentiment "hanging" from it. The sentiment is from the Petite Pairs stamp set and is punched out and layered again with the small circle punches. I added a few extra adhesive pearls to the sentiment as well.
I also highlighted the small raised dots around the oval frame with Frost White shimmer paint. I figured out a really easy way to have great control over where the shimmer paint gets placed. I shook the bottle of shimmer paint to mix it up then used the bit of paint left on the inside of the cap. Just dip your scoring tool from the Simply Scored into the paint and lightly touch the raised dots. Just keep dipping and touching all the way around. Let it dry for a bit....you don't want smudges. Now you've got a bit of shimmer to echo the satin ribbon and the pearls! Super easy!
Now on to the inside of the card. I stamped the pine tree in Garden Green after using a pencil to lightly mark my Very Vanilla insert at roughly the center of the oval. Then I just lined my stamp up so that it was centered over the pencil mark and would show through the window.
The last touch on this card is the Dazzling Detail that covers the tree from top to bottom. I tried to add some to each branch so it looked like snow and ice. It looks cool from the front, shimmering through the little window.
I'm off to clean and grocery shop, yuck! Thanks for looking! Did you stamp today?
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Petite Pairs
Ink: Garden Green, Bravo Burgundy
Paper: Garden Green, Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Northern Flurry embossing folder, Designer Frames oval embossing folder, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" circle punches, wide oval punch, adhesive pearls, Frost white shimmer paint, Simply Scored scoring tool, Dazzling Details, Satin ribbon
Thinking of You!
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