Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s Christmas in July Blog Hop! My name is Christina Miller and you are visiting my blog, Christina’s Creative Corner. Whether this is your first stop on the blog hop tour or you have hopped on over from another blog, thank you for letting me share my card creation with you today!
Since I’m nowhere near ready for Christmas, seriously, when you live in the Mid Atlantic Region the heat index is 100+ in July and August, I thought I would create a fun and easy Christmas card by combining the Inspired Thoughts Bundle and the Snowflake Wishes stamp set!
The base layer is Smoky Slate cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and I used both of the small snowflake stamps with Versamark ink to heat emboss with White Embossing Powder. I then went over the entire embossed cardstock with a Blending Brush and Smoky Slate ink, don’t forget to use a towel to wipe the excess ink from the embossed images. TIP-I didn’t not go all the way to the top because the die-cut tree will cover that:
For the card front, you will need:
1. Use the large tree die to die-cut from Evening Evergreen cardstock.
2. Use the slope die to die-cut a piece from Basic White cardstock, it will measure ¾” x 4”.
3. From Basic White cardstock, use the large foliage die to die-cut two pieces and the second from the largest foliage die to die-cut one piece.
4. Heat emboss the sentiment from Inspired Thoughts stamp set on Merry Merlot cardstock in White Emboss Powder and use the smallest scallop Layering Circle Die to die-cut out.
5. Cut a 7” piece of the silver Simply Elegant Trim.
I used liquid glue to adhere the die-cut trees to the embossed base layer as shown, the Basic White cardstock slope along the bottom of the base layer, and the two foliage to the two outside trees and the smaller foliage in the middle, which is now “snow”:
I used glue dots the adhere the silver trim into a bow and mini dimensionals (place one at the top and one at the bottom) to adhere the die-cut embossed sentiment. This completed piece is adhered to an Evening Evergreen cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:
For the inside, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Merry Merlot ink, and the small snowflake stamp around the sentiment in Smoky Slate ink:
And there you have it, a simple, easy, and festive Christmas card! All you need is some cardstock and embossing powder, with silver trim for your accent!
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