Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which kicks off the Christmas card making season with a #simplestamping card featuring the Trees For Sale stamp set! If you managed to snag the coordinating Tree Lot Dies from Sale-A-Bration (which I did), then you have a super cute bundle for your Christmas Crafts! But even if you didn’t, this stamp set is super cute on its own! For this card, I will show you how to use stamps, ink, and a few fun details to make this card that you can easily make multiples of to get your Christmas card stash going!!
The base layer for the card front is this design from the Snowflake 12” x 12” Specialty Vellum cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. If you use the whole sheet, first cut 1 ½” off one side and then cut the rest down into six 4” x 5 ¼” base layers and use the 1 ½” x 12” strip for another project:
For the scenery, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 3” x 5 ¼” and I used my Stamparatus to center the large tree stamp and place the small tree stamp to the right side of the cardstock to stamp in Soft Succulent ink, which I stamped twice to get a darker image. I used the other Stamparatus plate to stamp the medium and small tree stamps (twice in Soft Succulent ink). I repeated this for all six Basic White cardstock layers, never removing the centered large tree from the plate. Now you could just use blocks if you are fine with a lighter image or feel confident enough that you can stamp twice evenly, but I did not. The second stamp for the trees is stamped in Shaded Spruce ink, the string lights are stamped in Basic Gray ink, and the snowflakes are stamped (first and second generation) in Balmy Blue ink. To create the snow, I used the Snowfall Accents Puff Paint below the stamped trees, use a light touch as you apply it, and heat set with your heat tool. The Basic White cardstock is adhered to the middle of the Snowflake Vellum, this layered piece is adhered to a Soft Succulent cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”, and the then apply the Festive Pearls to the string of lights, alternating between the Cherry Cobbler, Soft Succulent, and Silver:
For the inside, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Shaded Spruce ink, the paw prints in Basic Gray ink, and the dog in Crumb Cake ink, using a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker for the eye:
For the coordinating Basic White Medium Envelope, stamp the dog and the paw prints the same as the inside of the card in the bottom left corner:
How fun and easy was this card to make?? I just love the color combination of Soft Succulent and Shaded Spruce for the stamped trees! This card is a great example of how to add just a few elements to make a simple stamping (#simplestamping) card a WOW card!
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