My Christmas card this year to friends and family was based on a card I saw by Gina K. I changed it up a bit from the sample that she did but used the stamp set that came with the Stamp TV Card Kit introduced in November.
I thought the card would be easy to mass produce since I was making 64 of them! It really is a pretty easy card to make…just time consuming when you are making large quantities! LOL!
I cut all of my paper from the card base to each layer first. I then used an embossing folder that I had from Tim Holz Sizzix that I bought several years ago. I thought it would perfect for the background. I embossed all of my papers and then added some white gel pen “snowflakes”. I found some black glitter ribbon at Michael’s and thought it would go perfectly with the card.
I used the Christmas Greenery stamp from the card kit to stamp the trees with VersaMark ink and heat embossed the trees using white embossing powder. After letting them cool down, I then started applying the ink. I used Gina K Powder Blue ink. It matched the paper, which I also purchased from Gina K. I applied the ink by inking up a Sponge Dauber and then tapping it on a piece of scratch paper. I then applied the ink starting inside the largest tree and working my way outward. As I worked outward, I applied less pressure which made the edges appear lighter. I then lined up the sentiment, Christmas Wishes from the Simon Says Stamp set Merry and Bright in my Misti Mini. This worked great as all I had to do was line up the sentiment one time. I had also used the Misti Mini when I stamped all those trees. It sure made things a lot easier and faster! I heat embossed the sentiment using fine black embossing powder.
Once done with that step, all I had to do was the assembly. That went pretty quick. I just lined up all the papers on my work space. I first added the black paper to all of the embossed pieces. The next step was adding the dry embossed pieces to their black mat. Once I had these two pieces, I attached the dry embossed piece to my card base, added the ribbon, and then the heat embossed piece on top. It went really fast once I got started.
Well, I’m off to get some things done around here. We are celebrating Christmas today (yesterday) with my Mom and her husband as they are going to be visiting my brother out of state for Christmas.
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Happy Crafting my friends!