Hello Creative Friends and Merry Christmas to you!
Things are slowing down at my house from the festivities earlier this morning so I thought it would be good to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas! I also thought it might be nice to share a simple winter card. This could be used for Christmas or for just about any occasion during the wintertime.
This card has no sentiment so it could be used for some many occasions! I started with a Thick Whisper White card base cut to 8 1/2 x 5 1/2. I then used regular whisper white cut at 4 x 5 1/8 as a base for my patterned paper. The wood grain paper is from the Festive Farmhouse DSP. This was cut to 4 x 3 7/8. The Balmy Blue paperwas cut at 3 5/8 X 4 1/8. The Whisper White rectangle I used for stamping the trees was cut to 3 1/2 x 4. I stamped the trees from the Winter Woods stamp set using Balmy Blue ink. Then I added in Wink of Stella on the trees to make them sparkle! I used smoky slate ink and a stamp from the winter woods set to stamp the ground area the deer are standing on. The deer were stamped using the Dashing Deer stamp set in Gray Granite ink. They were cut out using the Detailed Deer Thinlits. The stamps and dies I used on this card are carrying over into the new catalog period so you can still order these now!
I added some of the Silver and White 3/8 inch Metallic Edge Ribbon and tied a not. I used dimensionals to popped up the stamped portion of the card. I finished things off by adding 3 Silver Metallic Pearls.
I hope this holiday finds you happy and healthy. I am thankful for all your who choose to follow my blog and choose me as to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!
It is time for me to share some more lovely Christmas goodies from the Holiday catalog! Have you seen the Alpine Adventure Bundle yet? The bundle I used is so cute! It could work for a lovely winter scene or a Christmas card.
Isn’t this adorable? This Bundle has some other super cute items you could use to make lots of winter scenes or Christmas themed cards. Check out the whole stamp set and Thinlit Dies below:
To make this card I started with a 4 1/4 x 11 inch piece of cherry Cobbler card stock. This was scored at 5 1/2 inches. The pretty DSP you see is part of the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper Pack. This was cut to 3 3/4 x 5 inches. There is a very skinny layer of Cherry Cobbler behind the DSP cut to 3 11/16 x 5 1/16 (Honestly, I just move my paper one tiny mark past the 3/4 inch and the 5 inch mark if that makes it easier!) 😉 The Crumb Cake Layer of paper was embossed with the awesome new Corrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions Folder. This cut is a little tricky. The Corrugated Folder has some deep folds so it shrinks up the paper. You have to prepare for that a little when you are making the cut you want. I actually over estimated and ended up cutting my paper back some. Currently the cut is 4 1/8 x 5 5/16 inches. I would say you could cut this layer at 4 1/8 x 5 1/4 and it should work out well. I really just wanted the Corrugated part to show a little. The snow you see was made by cutting two random hills with the pretty Shimmery White Cardstock.
To make the rest of the card it was all stamping and cutting using the stamp set and dies you see above. One additional stamp set and dies set was used though. It is the Winter Woods Bundle. I will have more cards to share with that bundle soon! The ink colors used are Shaded Spruce, Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler. I finished things off by adding the Metallic Pearls in Gold.
So what do you think? This one takes a bit of time to create but it is very worth it to send to someone special. Especially if they love snow sports!