I just completed a Christmas card class and I wanted to share a card that we made. This card uses the Christmas Pines stamp set. I copied the card on page 97 of the Annual Catalog. We call that a CASE (Coopy and Share Everything). Stampin' Up! catalogs are such a source of inspiration. There are so many samples in there. Here's the card.
Start with a card base of Crumb Cake. It is cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4. The next layer is Mossy Meadow measuring 3 7/8 x 5 1/8. Finally there is a layer of Whisper White that is 3 3/4 x 5. Use the Sheet Music background stamp and Crumb Cake ink on the white layer. I did set mine up on the Stamparatus just in case it didn't stamp well the first time.
The are two stamps in Christmas Pines that are the pine boughs. Stamp the thinner of the two with Mossy Meadow. Stamp the thicker of the two with Old Olive trying to match them up as best as possible. I'll tell you that I don't think it makes a lot of difference if the two are lined up. On my sample I didn't really worry about it that much and I think it looks fine.
Cut two of the sprigs (I don't know what to call those) from the Pretty Pines Thinlits in copper foil paper. Right now, I'm going to be honest with you. I have a hard time getting the paper out of these framelits. I finally decided that it might work better using the regular Big Shot Platform with Adapter rather than the Magnetic Plate. I also used some wax paper between the card stock and the die. By the time I was preparing for class, I had the new Sprig Punch. We actually used that and punched 4 of the sprigs for each card. I'm sorry to say that I don't have a picture of one of those cards. Glue down the sprigs on the card.
Cut two pine cones using the Pretty Pines Thinlits. I used Soft Suede. See the note above about the thinlits. Add the pine cones with dimensionals.
Add a Copper Trim bow with a glue dot.
Stamp the sentiment on Whisper White card stock in Mossy Meadow. Cut it out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits. Add with dimensionals.
Here's the inside of the card. Stamp more of the pine boughs in Mossy Meadow and Old Olive. The sentiment is in the Christmas Pines stamp set.
Just look at the shine with the copper accents! It's a great card.
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