Happy November Stampers, Today’s inspiration for our cards was a color challenge. The colors we used were, Mossy Meadow, Real Red and Very Vanilla. Now those colors mean only one thing to me, Christmas! My card used Stampin Up’s Wonderland Stamp set and it just shouts Christmas. After you visit my site please hop on over to the other sites of our talented team and see what they created.
Here is the color challenge:
Stampin Up “Wonderland” Christmas Card:
I love this stamp set. Being able to use a stamp set year round is a huge plus for me. Getting more mileage from a set makes it so versatile. Can you think of other ways to use “Wonderland”? I would love to hear the different ways you might use this stamp. My take using this set is a wintry forest of snow dusted trees with soft snowflakes falling. Ah, the Christmas season is upon us. Enjoy and Happy Stamping.
I am not sure the photo shows the light dusting of glitter among the snowy branches but it adds such a delicate touch to the card.
Here is the card recipe:
Card base: Very Vanilla 5-1/2 by 8-1/2 scored at 4-1/4
Striped mat: Home for Christmas DSP 3-5/8 by 4-7/8
Gold mat: gold foil 3-3/8 by 4-5/8
Art piece: very vanilla 3-1/4 by 4-1/2
Tress: Wonderland stamp set inked in Mossy Meadow
Whiten Trees: Versa Mark Ink with white embossing powder and heat set
Snowflakes: Smokey Slate
Sentiment: Real Red
The trees were inked in Mossy Meadow using the stamping off technique. Ink one set of trees in Mossy Meadow and before inking again, stamp a second time. This gives you depth to the grove of trees and makes some of them appear farther in the background by appearing lighter. I did this three times to get the desired number of trees. I then lightly sponged the bottom of the card with mossy meadow to soften the bottom of the card.
The snowy tress were inked with versa mark and I sprinkled them with white embossing powder and heat set them. This gives more dimension and a great wintry look. The last step was to take my 2 way glue pen and dot bits of glue on the white embossed trees and then sprinkled fine glitter on top of the glue. The glue dries clear so no worries when you see it come out blue. This delicate touch of glitter finishes off the trees perfectly.
After my art piece was inked and embossed I attached it to the gold foil and wrapped a piece of real red cotton ribbon and a piece of gold cord around the panels. After attaching it to the DSP, dimensional were put on the back to raise the whole art piece and add lift to the card.
My final touches were a snowflake from the Snowflake Element pack and a gold cord bow.
The sentiment was inked in Real Red from the Wonderland Stamp set.
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Here are the products used to make my card: