Christmas in July 2016 ~ Day #4

Hi everyone and welcome to Day #4 of “Christmas in July”!

It’s not too early to start getting your Christmas card list ready for family members, friends, co-workers or clients/customers. Today, I have a card design that is easy to mass produce no matter how many cards you need this year. Many different “tree” stamp sets can be used for this design should you choose to make your own and don’t have this particular set ~ just follow the design with the stamps of your choice. I used the Stampin’ Up! Happy Scenes stamp set.

*These will be available in singles and boxed sets at Sparkling Dahlia in Carstairs in November as well as on my website.

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You will need: a card base, card stock {white for embossing/stamping and 2 other colors for mats}, chosen stamps/ink, acrylic blocks{if using clear stamps}, powder tool/embossing powder/heat tool {if heat embossing is desired}, embossing folder, die cutting machine {for embossing card panel}, adhesives, glitter, ribbon or twine, pearls.

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*White card stock measurements:

4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ {embossed panel}

3 1/4″ x 3 1/2″” {stamped layer}

*Colored card stock measurements:

Silver glitter ~ 3 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ {middle mat}

Always Artichoke ~ 3 3/4″ x 4″ {bottom mat}

 

Stamp the images onto the smallest piece of white card stock. *If heat embossing, be sure to use a powder tool before stamping. To give the look of trees in the distance, stamp off the ink pad once onto scrap paper, then stamp onto the card stock.

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Emboss the largest white piece of card stock and adhere to the card front. Layer/adhere together the stamped image and 2 colored mats.

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After applying a liquid glue, sprinkle on the glitter to the desired areas on the stamped layer.

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The layered stamped image can be adhered directly to the embossed panel or raised up with dimensional adhesive, which is what I did with this card. Add a bow and any embellishments and your card is complete!

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Hints:

*To save on the cost of glitter paper which can be a bit pricey, you can make your own which is what I did. First, choose the color of card stock that you want the glitter paper to be. Then, swipe a VersaMark ink pad across it to cover completely or just the edges if it’s going to be a mat. Finally, sprinkle on sparkly embossing powder and heat set.

*If you don’t have the right colored pearls, color some white or cream ones. Just be sure to use a Sharpie or some type of permanent marker, such as alcohol markers.

 

 

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See you next Friday for the final “Christmas in July” 2016 ~ Day#5!

Erin

The Country Touch

Website: http://www.thecountrytouch.weebly.com

Email: ctrytch@telus.net

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