These lovely cards are my swaps for this year’s OnStage in Toronto, in a couple of weeks. This video shows how simple stamping can be so effective. I’m pretty excited to be going with my team. I hope you like them. This card is also part of my group classes this month.
Fun fold cards are just that – fun! This card is for all my crafty peeps, far and wide.
Card base – Crushed curry 5 1/2 x 4 1/4, plus scrap 1″ x 5 1/4, 2 x 2
whisper white – 9 1/2 x 5 1/4, score 2 1/2, 5 1/2, plus scrap
I cut the “ribbon” out of Crushed Curry card stock to match the card base, using the Arts and Craft Dies. Just a reminder, that if you purchase the Crafting Forever Stamps, and bundle with the Arts and Crafts Dies, you can save 10%.
Then I used one of the Layering Circle dies to create the window. Finally, I used the Button Button embossing folder, just on the front fold. If you embossed before you cut the circle, your embossing might flatten out a bit when you run the circle dies through the rollers of the die cutting machine.
I did all the stamping with Memento ink, and coloured the ribbon stamped image, with the Brights Stampin’ Write Markers.
The curvy little label (Crushed curry), is stamped then die cut.
After you stamp, you can fold and burnish your score lines, and attach the fun fold part to the Crushed curry back part of the card. This is a very quick card to make.
I’ve collected snow globes for many years and I was delighted to see this new stamp set this season. I stamped first with the Delicata Gold and then topped it with Delicata Copper Ink to give it a richer, more elegant look.
Seaside Spray – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, score at 4 1/4 Whisper White 5 1/4 x 4 (2)- one for the front and one for the inside sentiment. Whisper white scrap for raised piece in the globe.
I used the Stamparatus to make sure that my snow globe came together cleanly, as I wanted to make a few of these quickly. I used Pool Party around the edges of the raised element to give it a little more dimension (as well as around the trees). A little Wink of Stella on the roof and the new Snowfall Accent Puff paint on the ground and evergreen tree.
I stamped the house on a piece of whisper white scrap, with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and coloured with Stampin’ Blends. Then I used the dies from the Still Scenes Bundle, to cut it out, then plunked it onto some dimensionals, and placed inside the globe. So stinkin’ cute!
I was sad to see Lovely as a Tree retire, but Winter Woods is a great replacement. I saw this card on Pinterest, and just had to CASE it.
Shaded Spruce – 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, score at 4 1/2
Very Vanilla – 5 1/4 x 4 (2)
White Shimmer paper – 5 1/4 x 2
Vellum – 5 1/4 x 4
I used the curved outline die to create the snow “hills” out of Shimmer White paper, then placed that curved piece onto the Very Vanilla and lightly traced a pencil line to get an idea for tree placement.
On the Very Vanilla, I stamped the trees along that line. Erase the pencil line just to be on the safe side.
Next, I embossed the Vellum with the Softly Falling Embossing folder, which at the moment, is on the Clearance page on my website. Regular price $14, now on sale for $8.40 – now THAT’s a good deal.
Place the vellum, on the Very Vanilla, over the stamped tree line. I used Tear and Tape along the bottom of the vellum piece and a few mini glue dots under the raised snow flakes. If you use liquid glue under vellum, it may show and take away from the beauty of your card.
Layer your curved Shimmer snow line onto the vellum, lining up along the bottom.
Stamp the large evergreen tree onto Shaded Spruce, using Shaded Spruce Ink, then die cut. I used the Fine Tipped Glue randomly over the tree boughs, then used the new Ice Stampin Glitter, to create “ice” on the branches. A few Stampin’ Dimensionals, and voila!
Due to a manufacturing problem, Purple Posy ink wasn’t available when the new catalogue was launched. Because of Stampin’ Up’s high standards for quality, Purple Posy was held back until the imperfection could be resolved. Worth the wait….. it’s now here.