Saturday, November 8, 2014

Merry and Bright Christmas Trees.

Hello! The weather is finally getting a little chilly...and the other day there were flurries in the air! Yay! I've been making Christmas cards all year long, but now it finally feels right! I got my Simon Says Stamp Winter Jubilee kit in the mail last week and I couldn't wait to bust it open and get inky! Today I'm sharing a couple of cards with you...but don't worry! There are plenty more! And I'll soon have a video using this card kit to share with you. 

This kit came with a fabulous stamp set and adorable papers! To begin, I cut and folded a card from Neenah 110 lb Solar White cardstock. Then, I used the candy cane stripe border stamp and some Well Red ink from Studio Calico to create my background. The "merry and bright" paper came from the kit. There were 8 tags on one sheet of paper and I just cut them apart. I matted the green paper onto some Simon Says Stamp Khaki cardstock and adhered it to my card with my Scotch ATG gun.

I stamped my trees onto Neenah paper using Purple Rain, Yes Peas, and Sunny Day ink (Studio Calico Color Theory). I thought the Yes Peas ink matched my sentiment piece pretty well! I adhered them with foam tape for dimension and used my Corner Chomper to round the bottom two corners. Easy Peasy!

For this card, I trimmed the teal paper (included in the kit) to 4 x 5.25 inches and then stamped the (as I like to call it) "winter swirl" stamp multiple times in Ranger Emboss It ink. Then I sprinkled on some Recollections fine detail silver embossing powder and heated it up.

I used my CutterBee scissors to cut a "hill" shape from some silver cardstock I had on hand. I wanted it to look snow covered, so I took my embossing ink pad and smooshed it across the top of my "hill". Then I used my silver embossing powder to create my snow. I stamped and embossed my sentiment in the same embossing powder so that everything would match!

I stamped my trees on Neenah Solar White paper in Purple Rain, Coral Bay, Glass Slipper, Yes Peas, and Sunny Day inks from Studio Calico. I adhered some of them flat onto the card and some with foam tape. Then I used foam tape to adhere my hill onto the card. I finished it off with some snowflake sequins and adhered them with Multi Medium in Matte Finish.

And that's all! Both of these cards were pretty simple to make! I'm off to work, but I'll catch up with you guys after the weekend!

1 comment:

  1. What a gorgeous card, Lynnea. BTW, you win one of the prize from Caring Hearts blog hop. Please email me to get your prize wirianta at hotmail dot com. :)