Sunday, August 11, 2013

Quick Christmas- No Big Shot or Stamps :-)

Hi Again Stampers! 

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend so far!  I wanted to create a card using this week’s Freshly Made FMS98 Sketch Challenge and decided to incorporate My Digital Studio (MDS) and start again on my Christmas cards (for the long neglected Splitcoaststampers CCC13 Christmas Card Challenge). 

Again, if you have not had a chance to visit either site yet,  I would highly recommend it- great inspiration from all!

Since this card does not have any actual stamping or Big Shot™ embossing/cutting, to me it is a clean, simple, fast and easy card (CAS) to assemble and create multiples- just what I need for making all of my 2013 Christmas cards :-)

To create this card:
Layout from MDS

On a piece of Winter Frost Designer Series Paper (DSP), use the Stampin’ Score to score a line at the top (for the upper element in the sketch) and mount this background DSP layer to a piece of Basic Black cardstock.

Open MDS and insert the stamp brush set images from Christmas Lodge (tree and sentiment) along with the snowflake from Winter Post onto an 8 ½ x 11 page (see example of layout). 

***Hint *** I re-sized the images to fit and allowed room for trimming and for the punches (although I always seem to position a few too close so I print a few extra of the smaller images and sentiment for errors :-))

Print the page onto Whisper White cardstock using Black Printer Ink and cut the page so you can trim around the trees and sentiments as well as use the ¾” Circle Punch to punch out the smaller snowflakes and the 1” Circle Punch for the larger snowflakes.

Use a Stampin’ Write marker to lightly color the tree- I used Lucky Limeade (thought I was grabbing Old Olive- oops! :-)).

 *** Another hint ***- Do not apply too much of the marker or the printer ink will start to dissolve and color your marker (especially with lighter colors, it can muddy up” the marker tip and your image color).

Trim and adhere the tree image onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock and mount onto the background panel.  Add the sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals® across the lower part of the tree image.

Use the two round punches (3/4” and 1” Circle Punches) to punch two additional circles for each snowflake from Basic Black cardstock and layer the two black circles together-spread the circles apart a bit so that they will create a small frame behind each of the snowflake images.   Add the snowflakes with Stampin’ Dimensionals® to the front of the card, attach the 5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon bow and mount the entire panel onto the Whisper White card base.

Add the Pearls to the snowflake center and upper right hand corner of the tree image to finish off the card.  

Stamp Sets:  Christmas Lodge, Winter Post (all MDS)

Ink: Printer Ink- Black, Stampin’ Write Marker- Lucky Limeade (retired)

Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Winter Frost DSP

Accessories:  Punches- ¾” and 1” Circle, Pearls, 5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon

Thanks again for stopping by!  If I had not told you, could you tell that it was all of the images were printed on the computer?  I hope not...but I do hope that all of you have a terrific and relaxing Sunday!!


Linda Callahan said...

Another beauty for sure! Lovely holiday card! S glad you shared it at FMS!

Jen Brum said...

Beautiful card Julie! I love that tree! So elegant! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Kim Hall said...

Your card is so elegant!!

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