Saturday, July 5, 2014

Flaky Friends -- We all have them . . .

Being a serious stamper we all have stamp sets we like and we use here and there but the rest of the time they are put away for another time. This month I have started my Christmas cards and decided this card was a must to make one -- don't we all have a computer file of photos of cards/projects we have seen on here and there and we save the photo for later inspiration? Some cards/projects get made up, others we use parts of, and then there is a card like this one that is too cute not to make up and right away.

This card was inspired by "Christmas Snow People" by Roberta on Splitcoast. Her card is really cute and I tried to copy it as it is but I did not have the size black ribbon she used so I had to substitute my red ribbon for her black. Thanks to Roberta for the inspiration to use totally different colours for a Christmas card and to use a cute stamp set not used in awhile - - -  here is my version of Roberta's cute card:

I took a photo on the lighter score board so you can see the details but here it is also on a black background:

I usually do not make white cards but since I have been able to buy the 110# weight white card stock at Mike's I am making more white cards. I will give directions of how I made my card with my measurements. To begin with I cut and scored my 110# white card stock base. Set that aside.

For the snowman piece I stamped them on a piece of white/GP (lighter weight @ 65#) that measures 3 1/4" wide by 3" high.  I used black StazOn ink since I would be using markers to colour the details on the stamp. Once the snowmen were stamped I cut a piece of Mike's black card stock 3 1/2" wide by 3 1/4" high. Set that aside. Using a red, a yellow/gold, black, blue, and orange markers I coloured the stamped image -- this is very easy to do even if you are not one to colour your images. Once the image was coloured I then sponged the edges of the stamped piece using black ink. Then mounted the snowman piece onto the black card stock using the ATG:

For the embossed piece behind the snowmen piece I used the Swiss Dots embossing folder and embossed a piece of white/GP (lighter weight white) using the Cuttlebug. Then I cut that to 3" wide by 4 1/2" long. Cut a piece of the Mike's black card stock to 3 1/4" wide by 4 3/4" long. Again used the ATG to put the embossed piece onto the black card stock.

Used red ribbon to tie around the bottom of the embossed piece. Clipped the ends of the ribbon and put a glue dot behind the knot to hold the ribbon in place. Using the ATG I added adhesive to the back of the embossed piece and put that onto the white card stock base, turning it at a slight angle. Then I used the ATG and added adhesive just behind my stamped snowmen -- no adhesive is on the far edges of that piece as it is placed on top of the embossed piece on the card front and I did not want the edges to stick to the card front but the snowman piece to only adhere to the embossed piece:

For the "25" for December 25 I used my Slice machine and the Wedding program and cut out a 2 and a 5 from scrap red card stock. Used a larger and a smaller oval punch for the black and white ovals behind the "25".  Put the numbers on the ovals using a glue pen. To put the ovals/numbers piece on the card front I used pop dots which give that piece some dimension.

Easy card once you have the measurements of your pieces and thanks to Roberta for pushing me out of the red and green Christmas theme --- TFL and YOLO


Anonymous said...

Lovely card. I'll have to pick up some of that white card stock to see what the difference is. :)


Candee said...

Hi Cathy -- as for the heavier weight card stock from Michaels be sure to use a coupon to buy it and then it is not so pricey. My Mike's only sells this weight in white but maybe sometime they will offer it in colours---thanks for your blog visit and nice comment also! Candee P

Brenda said...

This one is a keeper for sure Candee! I love those cute snowman and I always love to see non tradition colors used at Christmas. Hugs, Brenda