Sunday, September 7, 2014
Holiday Sled Card
Supplies for this card:
SU red card stock
SU green card stock
GP white card stock
PTI Kraft card stock
SU Close to Cocoa ink
Stamps: SU Pines and Poinsettias
Mega Mount Acrylic Block
Sizzix/SU Designer Frames Embossing Folder
SU Label Framelits die set
1/4" circle punch
SU large oval punch
To begin with used the Mega Block to stamp the SU Hardwood stamp onto Kraft card stock from PTI. (Paper Trey Ink). Used SU Close to Cocoa ink for that:
Once stamped I used a cookie tin and a pencil to make a slight curve at the top of the stamped image:
Then used the paper trimmer to cut apart the stamped strips -- once they were cut to the size I wanted (width wise) I used scissors to cut at the pencil lines. This gave me the curved edges for the sled top. Then I used the Close to Cocoa ink and sponged all the edges of the four strips I was using for my sled. I also sponged the curved ends of my pieces. Used two thinner stamped strips for the cross pieces of the sled that the longer strips fit on. I used glue dots to assemble the sled and then used the trimmer to trim off the ends of my two cross pieces as well as the straight edge of the sled pieces. Once again used the ink to sponge all the now cut pieces.
Used the 1/4" circle punch for the "nail heads" on the sled --- for the top and the bottom of the slat pieces. Used glue dots to put those on the sled. Using thin red ribbon I cut a piece of that and put that on the back of the sled piece for the rope on the sled for a handle. Here is a better photo of these circles:
Using markers and the huff method I stamped the pine cone stamp from the SU Pines and Poinsettias stamp set onto white/GP card stock. Punched that out using the SU large oval punch. Using scrap red card stock I used the SU Designer Frames oval embossing folder and embossed that in the Cuttlebug. Then I used the SU Label Framelits and cut that out. Put the stamped oval onto the embossed red frame piece and then added a bow.
Cut and scored the red card stock for the card stock base. Cut a piece of the green card stock for the card front. Used the ATG to put these together. Using pop dots I put the sled on the card front. Used pop dots behind my stamped label as well. Once that was on the card front I then used red Stickles for the berries on the stamped image.
Another good use from the SU Hardwood background stamp -- have used it to make an Easter basket just by stamping it and then cutting the stamped image apart and weaving the pieces back together and using a die to cut it into a basket shape. The Mega Mount Acrylic Block helps to give you a good image when stamping the larger cling background stamps. With this card I can easily add a greeting tag by the stamped area before mailing it out. TFL and YOLO