Are you ready for the weekend? I am!
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Today's post is the next card from my Christmas card class. Participants in my Christmas card class make three cards each of five different designs. [You saw the first card here, the second card here, and the third card here.] This card has the same basic design, but the focal point changes for each card. Full disclosure: I adopted the design for this card from one that I saw on the Stampin' Up! blog designed by Mindy Backes at Bada-Bing Paper-Crafting. You can see her great card here.
So we'll start with the basic card design. This card begins with a card base of Real Red cardstock. A piece of Basic Black cardstock slightly smaller than the card front was adhered at the center of the card front. A piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock was embossed in the Big Shot with the Elegant Dots Textured Impressions embossing folder and adhered at the center of the Basic Black cardstock.
A piece of Real Red cardstock was die cut in the Big Shot using the Deco Labels Collection Framelits and adhered at the right center of the Mossy Meadow cardstock using Mini Glue Dots or Tombow Multi Adhesive. Paper Snips were used to cut banner tails at each end of a piece of Gold 5/8" Satin ribbon the width of the card front. The ribbon was placed across the center of the Real Red die cut using Mini Glue Dots. A piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock was die cut in the Big Shot using the Circles Collection Framelits and adhered over the center of the Real Red die cut with Stampin' Dimensionals.
The "'Tis the Season" sentiment from the Oh, What Fun stamp set was stamped on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and punched with the 2-1/2" circle punch with the sentiment placed to the right side of the punched circle. The punched circle was adhered to the Mossy Meadow circle. Paper Snips were used to cut two poinsettias from the Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper. The first poinsettia was adhered at the upper left portion of the Very Vanilla punched circle using Mini Glue Dots. The second poinsettia was adhered at the lower left portion of the Very Vanilla punched circle. Three sequins were removed from the Gold Sequin Trim and adhered to the open areas of the Very Vanilla punched circle using the Fine Tip Glue Pen.
Here's the same basic card design, but this time Rudolph was cut from the Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper and adhered at the left side of the Very Vanilla punched circle. This photo gives you a better idea of the placement of the Real Red die cut. Note that it's off center a bit to the right side of the card front to make room for the Designer Series Paper elements on the poinsettia and Rudolph cards.
When you look at the Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper sheets that contain the Rudolphs and Santas, you'll note that the reindeer and Santas face left and right. So in this card, I'm showing how the Real Red die cut moves off center to the left to accommodate a left facing Santa. This would be true for a left facing reindeer, too.
Here's the inside sentiment area for the Santa and poinsettia cards.
The "Wishing you..." sentiment comes from the Versatile Christmas stamp set and the holly leaf branches come from the Oh, What Fun stamp set. These elements were stamped near the upper center of the Very Vanilla liner using Real Red ink for the sentiment and Mossy Meadow ink for the holly leaf branches. A strip of mistletoe paper from the Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper was adhered along the bottom edge of the Very Vanilla liner. The liner was adhered to the inside sentiment area of the card.
This is the inside sentiment area for the Rudolph card.
You can see that the sentiment and holly leaf branches are the same as for the Santa and poinsettia cards, but instead of a strip of mistletoe paper at the bottom edge of the liner, this liner features a reindeer lying down. They were so cute I just had to use them!
The "'Tis the Season" sentiment was stamped at the lower left front corner of the Medium Very Vanilla Envelope using Mossy Meadow ink.
I'll be back Sunday with the fifth card design from my Christmas card class. If you live in the East Central Florida area, I still have a few spots left for my Christmas card class on November 21st. Click on the Email Mickey button at the top right corner of the blog sidebar to contact me.
Have a great weekend!
Supplies I used for this card --
Stamps: Oh, What Fun, Versatile Christmas; Inks: Mossy Meadow, Real Red; Cardstock: Basic Black, Mossy Meadow, Real Red, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper: Home for Christmas; Embellishments: Gold Sequin Trim, Gold 5/8" Satin ribbon; Adhesives: Fast Fuse, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools: Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, 2-1/2" circle punch, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Magnetic Platform, Circles Collection Framelits, Deco Labels Collection Framelits, Multi Purpose Platform, Elegant Dots Textured Impressions embossing folder; Other: Medium Very Vanilla Envelope