Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A Merry Little Wish ... (November Class Card)

This next card was inspired by a card posted online by Margaret Raburn.  You see Margaret's original design at http://funstampin.blogspot.com/2014/10/three-trees-ccmc-326.html.

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Stamp Set:
* Festival of Trees Photopolymer Stamp Set (2014 Holiday Catalog)*

* Mossy Meadow card stock (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"; about 3" x 2-1/2" for tree; about 2-1/2" x 3/4" for banner)
* Lost Lagoon card stock (5-1/4" x 4"; about 4" x 2" for trees)
* Whisper White card stock (about 2-1/2" x 3/4" for banner)
* Brushed Silver card stock (4" x 1-1/2")
* All is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper (4" x 3"; 2014 Holiday Catalog)

* Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin' Pad
* Silver Metallic Encore Ink Pad

Accessories and Tools:
* Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
* Filigree Frame Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (2014 Holiday Catalog)
* Tree Punch (2014 Holiday Catalog)*
* Snowflake Card Thinlits Dies (2014 Holiday Catalog)
* Deco Labels Thinlits Dies
* Frosted Sequins (2014 Holiday Catalog)
* Crystal Effects
* Stampin' Dimensionals
* SNAIL Adhesive or Tombow Liquid Glue

(NOTE: Unless otherwise indicated, SNAIL Adhesive was used to assemble card.)

1. Score 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Mossy Meadow card stock at 4-1/4"; fold away from score line to create card.  Adhere 4" x 3" Designer Series Paper ("DSP") to center of card front.  Use scissors to cut a curved edge on one long edge of 4" x 1-1/2" Brushed Silver card stock.  Adhere over bottom edge of  DSP.

2. Place second from largest Deco Labels die in center of 5-1/4" x 4" Lost Lagoon card stock, and run through Big Shot to cut out center portion.  Place this piece of card stock in Filigree Frame Embossing Folder, centering cut out section in design, and run back through Big Shot.  Use Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere to front of card over DSP.

3. Use Silver ink to stamp two different tree images on Lost Lagoon card stock.  Cut out design with tree die from Snowflake Card Thinlits Die set.  (Note:  This tree does not match the tree design; it's slightly smaller, so center it on stamped design wherever you like it best.)  Adhere trees to front of card inside of frame as shown.

4. Use Silver ink to stamp two more tree images on Mossy Meadow card stock; use Tree Punch to cut out these trees (this image is designed to fit the Tree Punch).  Set one tree aside for inside of card (see below); adhere second tree to center of card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

5. Use tiny dots of Crystal Effects to adhere snowflakes and sequins as shown.

6. Use Mossy Meadow ink to stamp "A Merry Little Wish . . . " on Whisper White card stock; cut out with banner die from Snowflake Card Thinlits Die set.  Cut a second banner from Mossy Meadow card stock.  Adhere Whisper White banner up and to the left of the Mossy Meadow banner.  Adhere to front of card as shown with Stamipn' Dimensionals.

7.  Use Crystal Effects to trace and/or daub dots over Silver stamped images on all three trees.  Set aside for about 20 minutes to dry.

Don't forget the inside of your card!!!

8. Use Mossy Meadow to stamp rest of message ("For Lots of Joy at Christmas") on a 5-1/4" x 4" piece of Whisper White card stock.  Adhere to inside of card.  Adhere tree as shown to inside.

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Wishing you lots of joy at Christmas!!!

Cathy  ;D

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