The Stampin' Up! Merriest Moments bundle comes with the super awesome hybrid embossing folder and coordinating dies, but we can't overlook the other dies and stamps in the bundle! The poinsettias are highlighted in this festive, classic Christmas card featuring an embossed, tone-on-tone layer that gives this card an extra wow-factor.
Merriest Moments Card Tutorial
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Stamp Set: Merriest Moments
Dies: Merriest Frames Dies
Ink Pad Colors: Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce, VersaMark WaterMark Stamp Pad (embossing ink)
Cardstock: Basic White, Cherry Cobbler
Embossing Folder: Tasteful Textile 3D
Stampin' Write Marker: Cherry Cobbler (Regals Collection)
Ribbon & Trim: Simply Elegant Trim (gold)
Embellishments: Wonderful Gems (gold)
Embossing Powder: Metallics Embossing Powder (gold)
Adhesives: Stampin' Seal and/or Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals or Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, Foam Adhesive Sheets, Mini Glue Dots
Basic Supply Kit: paper trimmer, paper snips/scissors, bone folder, acrylic stamping blocks
Stampin' Up! Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
Stampin' Pierce Mat (used to achieve perfect impressions from photopolymer stamps)
Anti-Static Powder Pouch or Tool (such as EK Success Powder Tool* or Ranger Ink Anti-Static Pouch*)
Take Your Pick (the putty end makes picking up and adhering gems/sequins super easy!)
Low tack tape for holding dies in place when running them through the die cutting machine, 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)
Creating Custom Backgrounds
Dry Embossing with Embossing Folders
Cardstock Measurements (Imperial)
Card Base: Cherry Cobbler measuring 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4"
Layer #1: Cherry Cobbler measuring 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer #2: Basic White measuring 3" x 2 1/2" (to be die cut)
Layer #3 - Inside: Basic White measuring 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Stamping & Die Cutting: Basic White (to be die cut in step #7 below)
Prepare Your Cardstock: cut/trim/score/burnish all cardstock as described above
Stamp two (2) of the largest poinsettias in Cherry Cobbler ink
Stamp two (2) of the smaller poinsettias in second generation (i.e. lightly stamp off on scrap paper first) Cherry Cobbler ink
Stamp four (4) of the largest leaves in Shaded Spruce ink
Die cut the poinsettias and leaves
Die cut one of the largest solid poinsettias from the Merriest Moments (see image below) from Cherry Cobbler cardstock
Die cut the rectangular frame from the Merriest Moments Dies (see bottom left die in image below) from Basic White cardstock, for the sentiment and center of the card front
On Layer #1 Cherry Cobbler cardstock, randomly stamp the tall leafy image in Cherry Cobbler ink
On Layer #1 Cherry Cobbler cardstock, randomly stamp the small dots image in Cherry Cobbler ink
Run the stamped Layer #1 through the die cutting machine with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder
Adhere the embossed layer to the card front with Foam Adhesive Sheets (to give a tad bit more dimension) or Stampin' Dimensionals
Apply anti-static powder, if you have it, to the rectangular die cut Basic White sentiment cardstock
Cover the word "Season's" from the sentiment with a low tack tape, then ink the word "Greetings" with VersaMark WaterMark Stamp Pad; remove the tape and stamp the word to the bottom right corner of the cardstock; Cover the stamped sentiment with gold embossing powder, tap off excess powder, and heat set the embossing powder with the heat tool
Apply anti-static powder to the cardstock again (optional); cover the word "Greeting" from the sentiment with a low tack tape, then ink the word "Season's" with VersaMark WaterMark Stamp Pad; remove the tape and stamp the word to above the stamped "Greetings" sentiment; Cover the stamped sentiment with gold embossing powder, tap off excess powder, and heat set the embossing powder with the heat tool
Adhere the sentiment cardstock directly to the center of the card front
Arrange the die cut leaves and flowers on top of the sentiment layer and adhere to the card
Adhere the Cherry Cobbler die cut poinsettia to the front of the sentiment layer
Add small dots around the flowers and sentiment with the Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Marker
Adorn the front of the card with the gold speckled Wonderful Gems
Add a cute little bow to the card front with the gold trim included in the Simply Elegant Trim combo pack
On Layer #3 - Inside, Basic White cardstock, stamp the stem of leaves used on the cardfront (and circled in the image below) to the bottom left and bottom right of the cardstock in Shaded Spruce ink (if you tilt the stamp and overlap a portion of the stamp off the cardstock, you can stamp the stem of leaves twice on each side)
Left Image - Dies: References for Steps #6 and #7
Righ Image - Stamp Set: References for Steps, #8, #9, and for #12, #13, #14
A glimpse at the inside of the card:
I hope you like this card and it inspires your next project!
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