Stampin' Up! Christmas Season & Festive Foliage Card

Hello my crafty friend -- thank you for stopping by to view one of my latest cards. I know it is mid-September, but I'm having a great time creating holiday cards -- in fact, I've been very tempted to put on Christmas music. I refrained...but I don't think I'll be able to hold out much longer! lol


This card features the the Stampin' Up! Christmas Season Bundle (which includes the Christmas Season Stamp Set and the Seasonal Label Dies) and the Stampin' Up! Festive Foliage background stamp. This card is nature-inspired -- it is all about foliage and holly berries but in brownish neutral tones and pops of gold!


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Christmas Season Card Tutorial

Ingredients

  • Stamp Sets: Christmas Season, Christmas to Remember, Festive Foliage

  • Dies: Seasonal Labels Dies

  • Ink Pad Colors: Evening Evergreen, Cherry Cobbler, VersaMark WaterMark Stamp Pad (embossing ink)

  • Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso

  • Designer Series Paper (DSP) / Specialty Paper: Brushed Metallic Cardstock (gold)

  • Coloring Tools: Wink of Stella® Clear Glitter Brush

  • Embossing Powder: Metallics Embossing Powder (gold)

  • Adhesives: Stampin' Seal+, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals

Tools

  • Basic Supply Kit: paper trimmer, paper snips/scissors, bone folder, acrylic stamping blocks

  • Heat Tool

  • Stamparatus

  • Stampin' Up! Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine (SUCE = sookie)

  • Anti-Static Powder Pouch or Tool (such as EK Success Powder Tool or Ranger Ink Anti-Static Pouch)

  • Low tack tape for holding dies in place when running them through the SUCE, such as washi tape or, my absolute favorite, "Spellbinders - Best Ever Craft Tape" (yes, that is what it is named; it can be found from various online shops)

NOTE: the non-Stampin' Up! products mentioned are my personal preference and are not endorsed by Stampin' Up!. I do not receive commissions or affiliate payments for mentioning these products


Techniques

  • Heat Embossing

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Cardstock Measurements (Imperial)

  • Card Base: Crumb Cake measuring 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4"

  • Layer #1: Gold Brushed Metallic measuring 5 1/4" x 4"

  • Layer #2: Early Espresso measuring 5 1/4" x 4" then trimmed down to 5" x 3 3/4" after background is stamped and heat embossed

  • Layer #3 - Inside: Very Vanilla measuring 5 1/4" x 4"

  • Layer #4 - Inside Strip: Gold Brushed Metallic measuring 5" x 3/4"

  • Stamping & Die Cutting: Very Vanilla for all images and sentiment

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Prepare Your Cardstock: cut/trim/score/burnish all cardstock as described above

  2. Stamp four (4) leaf cluster images in Evening Evergreen ink on Very Vanilla cardstock

  3. Stamp four (4) berry branch stem images in Evening Evergreen ink on Very Vanilla cardstock

  4. Stamp the holly berryimage, in Cherry Cobbler ink, on each of the stamped branches

  5. Die cut all leaf clusters and holly berry images

  6. Stamp the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink on Very Vanilla cardstock

  7. Die cut the sentiment with the coordinating die from the Seasonal Labels dies

  8. Prepare the Early Espresso cardstock for stamping and heat embossing by applying anti-static powder to the cardstock

  9. Stamp the Festive Foliage background stamp with VersaMark ink on Early Espresso cardstock (TIP: use the Stamparatus to ensure solid, even ink coverage on the cardstock)

  10. Cover the stamped Festive Foliage image with gold embossing powder and tap off excess powder

  11. Heat set (melt) the embossed image with a heat tool

  12. Once cooled, trim the Festive Foliage background stamp layer down to 5" x 3 3/4"

  13. Adhere the Festive Foliage layer to Layer #1 gold metallic cardstock (TIP: I prefer to use liquid glue so I have a little extra time to make sure the layers line up evenly)

  14. Adhere the two layers to the card base

  15. Adhere the sentiment to the front of the card with Stampin' Dimensionals

  16. Arrange and adhere the leaf clusters and holly berry stems under the sentiment; trim leaf stems if/as needed and adhere directly to the cardstock; trim holly berry stems if/as needed and adhere some directly to the card and pop up others with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals)

  17. Adhere Layer #4 (strip of gold cardstock) to Layer #3 (Very Vanilla cardstock); then adhere to the inside of the card

  18. Add a bit of Wink of Stella to the holly berries for a little sparkle!



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Happy Crafting,

Krista


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