Trees for the Holidays! Today I am sharing a card I designed in to play in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge – #FMS412. I was inspired a few weeks ago when I was designing a different card with same tree stamp. You can check out that card design here. MERRY MOOSE IN THE TREES
I decided to keep this card simple and with clean lines. By using the Rectangular Stitched Framelits I was able to create layered frames for the focal points. Stamp sets used both come from the Fall Occasions Catalog – Merry Moose and Greatest Part of Christmas host set.
I also wanted to keep the colors simple, so I opted for a two tone green combination.
Here is the sketch offered up by the Freshly Made Sketches blog. You can link over their site from this linked photo and see all the other entries plus the design teams samples as well.
I’ll take you through my design process with photos. I will also give you a quick product reference guide of what I used. I hope you are enjoying your pre-holiday season paper crafting time and making your own holiday cards to send and share.
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Trees for the Holidays Tutorial
To start I pulled my supplies together. Plus my ink and adhesive.
Next I stamped the tiny spotted stamp from the Merry Moose set on the face of the Soft Seafoam cardstock to create a background. When it was blank, it just seemed detached. This simple stamped element really helps full the layers together.
Then I stamped the large tree image from the Merry Moose set on the smaller Soft Seafoam cardstock. I started in the corner, inked and then stamped my tree top. Re-inking between each tree being stamped, let’s them all be full of life and color. I rotated the cardstock as I worked my way around. A tree in each corner and along each center.
I also stamped the tree image on the envelope corner. And you need to stamp your sentiment tag.
Now with my Big Shot machine, I die cut the layers with the Rectangular Stitched Framelits. This gave each layer just a bit of texture without stealing away from the focal point. I feel it just adds to the finished project.
Okay, now that our pieces are all stamped and ready we can assemble the project. Add the Shaded Spruce layer with dimensionals to the card front. Next snail the stamped tree layer to the Shaded Spruce. I used both snail and a dimensional to add the sentiment tag. It is positioned just off the Shaded Spruce layer, so a dimensional for the edge and snail for the right side. Then with my Fine Tip Glue I added some iridescent sequence from the Woven Threads Assortment.
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