A Vintage Look for Christmas
Poinsettias, Rudolph, or Santa?

A Peaceful Christmas Scene

Happy Wednesday!

I'm really loving the "Fall" weather we've been having this week.  Lots of bright sun, temps in the upper 70s to mid-80s, and a nice breeze.  Just perfect!  All the windows are open, the house is airing out, and life is good.  Hope the weather is treating you well wherever you are.

Today's post is another card from my Christmas card class.  (You can see the first card here, and the second card here.)  I love the peaceful look of this card.


This card begins with a card base of Night of Navy cardstock.  A piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock slightly smaller than the card front was adhered to the card front.  A piece of Soft Sky cardstock slightly smaller than the Mossy Meadow panel was embossed in the Big Shot with the Brick Wall Textured Impressions embossing folder.  The edges of the embossed cardstock were sponged with Soft Sky ink and the inked sponge lightly rubbed over the bricks to bring them into higher relief.  The embossed Soft Sky cardstock was then adhered at the center of the Mossy Meadow cardstock.

The "peace" sentiment comes from the Christmas Greetings Thinlits dies and was die cut in the Big Shot twice using the Precision Base Plate; first with Silver Foil Sheets and second time with Night of Navy cardstock.  The Night of Navy "peace" was adhered to the lower center of the embossed Soft Sky cardstock using the Fine Tip Glue Pen and the Silver Foil Sheets "peace" was adhered just a hair above and to the left of the Night of Navy "peace" using the Fine Tip Glue Pen.  

Thick Whisper White cardstock was die cut in the Big Shot with the Hearth & Home Thinlits dies for the window and windowsill.  The "WISHING YOU" sentiment, from the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set, was stamped at the center of the windowsill using Night of Navy ink.  The windowsill was adhered to the bottom edge of the window using Mini Glue Dots.

To assemble the window, a piece of Window Sheets was cut 1/8" less than the height and width of the die cut window and adhered to the back of the die cut window using Mini Glue Dots.  A piece of Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper was cut to the same dimensions as the Window Sheets and adhered behind the Window Sheet using Mini Glue Dots.  Edge pieces of Stampin' Dimensionals were placed at the back of the die cut window at the four corners and adhered to the embossed Soft Sky cardstock just above the "peace".


The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock with a few snowflakes stamped on the liner using Soft Sky ink.  A strip of Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper was adhered along the side of the liner.  The Christmas greetings, from the Versatile Christmas stamp set, were stamped near the upper center of the liner using Night of Navy ink.


Snowflakes were stamped along the left front edge of the Medium Whisper White envelope using Soft Sky ink and the "PEACE" sentiment was stamped near the lower left front corner using Night of Navy ink.

Using the Precision Base Plate for the "peace" sentiment on the card front was a whole lot nicer than the traditional way of die cutting Thinlits for words, or other Thinlits that have a great deal of detail cutting (like the Delicate Ornaments, Butterflies, or Honeycomb) where you would use waxed paper, an unused dryer sheet, or a combination of both.  With the Precision Base Plate, I could run the Thinlit through one time without all the extra stuff and get a die cut that had very few "hairs" to brush away, no bumps on the top from the cardstock being pushed through the access holes, and easy removal from the die with a blunt toothpick.  For me, this is a HUGE improvement!!

Have a great day!


Supplies I used for this card --

Stamps:  Holly Jolly Greetings, Versatile Christmas; Inks:  Night of Navy, Soft Sky; Cardstock:  Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White, Silver Foil Sheets, Window Sheets; Designer Series Paper:  Season of Cheer; Adhesives:  Fine Tip Glue Pen, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Fast Fuse; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Sponge, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Multi-Purpose Platform, Brick Wall Textured Impressions embossing folder, Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, Christmas Greetings Thinlits, Hearth & Home Thinlits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope


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