How cute is this moose? I realize moose are large mammals, capable of reaching the weight of 1500 lbs. (680 kg), but this little guy is endearing. For this card, I used the Merry Moose Bundle that includes the Merry Moose stamp set and the Moose Punch.
This is a simple and easy card -- several of these can be made in a short amount of time, so it is perfect for making batches of Christmas cards. Here is how I created this card.
Stamp Set(s): Merry Moose
Dies: Stitched Shapes Dies
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink Pads: Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede
Designer Series Paper (DSP): Gilded Autumn
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Your Base Supply Kit: paper trimmer, paper snips/scissors, bone folder
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine (die cutting machine)
Optional: Stamparatus, Sponge Dauber
Stamping Off / Generation Stamping
Card Base: Early Espresso measuring 5 ½” x 8 ½” scored at 4 ¼”
Car Front Base / Mat Layer: Gilded Autumn DSP measuring 5” x 3 ¾”
Whisper White: 3 ½” x 3 ½” for die cut circle
Crumb Cake: approximately 2 ¼” x 2 ¼” for stamped moose
Crumb Cake: scrap trimmed to ¾” x 1 ½” for sentiment
Optional Inside Layer: Whisper White: 5 ¼” x 4”
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ASSEMBLY
Prepare Your Cardstock
Cut/trim/score all cardstock and DSP as described above
Stamp Trees & Die Cut
Using Mossy Meadow ink, stamp the largest tree once on a piece of scrap paper, then stamp the second generation in the center of the 3 ½” x 3 ½” Whisper White cardstock, creating a lightly colored tree.
Ink up the largest tree in Mossy Meadow again and stamp in full color (first generation) to the left of and slightly lower than the first tree.
Ink up the largest tree in Mossy Meadow again and stamp in full color (first generation) to the right of and slightly lower than the first tree.
Run your stamped trees through the die cutting machine using the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies
Stamp Moose and Punch Out
Stamp the Moose outline stamp from the Merry Moose stamp set in Soft Suede on the 2 ¼” x 2 ¼” piece of Crumb Cake cardstock
Punch the moose out with the Moose Punch
Stamp the sentiment on a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock – if using a piece of scrap, trim the cardstock to ¾” x 1 ½”
To give the sentiment a little pop of dimension, use a sponge dauber to apply Soft Suede ink to the outer edges of the cardstock
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
Adhere the mat layer of Gilded Autumn DSP to the Early Espresso card base
Adhere the circular die cut trees to the mat layer
Adhere the moose to the lower left corner of the stamped trees with Stampin’ Dimensionals
Adhere the sentiment to the lower right corner of the mat later (DSP) with Stampin’ Dimensionals (place about 1/8” in from the right and 1/8” from top)
The project is complete!
If you come across any errors in my ingredients and recipe, please let me know so I can amend my post.
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