Sunday, October 30, 2016

A LITTLE CHRISTMAS MAGIC

I took a break from making swap cards for the upcoming Stampin' Up! Onstage in Atlanta to make this fairly easy card.  This adorable little Snowman is from the "Christmas Magic" stamp set. This vintage-looking stamp set is fast becoming one of my favorites!


The front of the card measures 3 3/4" x 5" and is on Whisper White cardstock. I've included the directions for making this card below. The sentiment is also from the "Christmas Magic" stamp set. Here's the full card:


I colored the Snowman with the blender pen using Pool Party, Garden Green, Real Red, and Peek-A-Boo Peach inks. I added lots of snow layers (4), but 2 or 3 would do as well. Here's how I made it:



1. Cut your card base in Whisper White (5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4" and set aside.
2. Cut a piece of Pool Party cardstock 4" x 5 1/4".
3. Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 3 3/4" x 5".
4. Cut 5 strips of Whisper White approximately 3 3/4" x 2". Tear the top edge of 4 strips and ink with Pool Party ink. Stamp the sentiment in Basic Black ink on the bottom right of one of the torn pieces. That will be your bottom snow layer. Ink the torn edges with Pool Party ink.
5.  Starting with the card front piece of Whisper White (3 3/4" x 5"), using a dauber, blend the top 1/3 of the card with Pool Party and Soft Sky inks.
6. Stamp the trees in Basic Black ink.
7. Stamp the Snowman on the leftover strip of Whisper White and color as I indicated above. Fussy cut.
8. Add snow strips to the card front. Tuck the snowman into a snow drift.
9. Mount onto the 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Pool Party.
10. Mount onto card base and add inside sentiment of your choice.
Voila! You're done!

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