Boy oh boy. There are times that such a cool technique shows up out there in cyberspace that I truly wish I could take credit for thinking it up.
The star of this card, what I refer to as Stamped Embossing Folder, is just such a technique. I had seen many variations of it, but cannot attribute it to any one source. I apologize for that omission.
Anyway, finally taking up the gauntlet, I decided to give it a try for myself.
Do you recall the tall stately evergreen in the ever-classic Lovely As A Tree set (page 130)? Simply perfect for this technique.
I semi-covered the bottom portion of the card with a strip of Vellum Cardstock (page 175) onto which I adhered a simple word, "peace", cut with the Christmas Greetings Thinlits (page 192) because, the stillness of a forest in winter seems to evoke feelings of "peace".
The embossed birch trees were created with the Woodlands Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, found on page 195 in the catalog.
I love how the dimensional trunks of birch trees in the foreground complements the stamped images of the fir trees farther back in the forest setting.
Following I will give you my version of how to do this technique, more specifically how to reproduce this card. Ready?
Always Artichoke cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Basic Black cardstock
Lovely as a Tree stamp set
Always Artichoke ink
Woodland embossing folder
Christmas Greetings Thinlits
Fine Tip Glue Pen
Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Always Artichoke cardstock in half, creasing well with a bone folder.
Adhere a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of black cardstock to this base.
Ink up the large evergreen stamp from Lovely as a Tree with Always Artichoke ink. Stamp it right onto the inside of the Embossing Folder -- THE SIDE THAT SAYS "SIZZIX" ON THE OUTSIDE. Fill in the spaces with trees, making them land at different heights.
Once you have all the trees stamped onto the embossing folder, carefully insert a 3 3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White cardstock and run it through the Big Shot.
EACH TIME THIS IS DONE, THE EMBOSSING FOLDER WILL NEED TO BE WIPED FREE OF ANY INK RESIDUE SO AS NOT TO CONTAMINATE ANY ENSUING PROJECTS.
Lay a 1" x 6" piece of Vellum Cardstock across the bottom of this piece. Carefully fold the excess around and to the back side of the white piece. Tape the two ends of the Vellum Cardstock in place.
In about the center of the Vellum piece, insert a Glue Dot. It should be in an inconspicuous place so it doesn't show through, i.e., where your sentiment will be covering it.
Glue this piece onto the card base.
Run a strip of Always Artichoke cardstock through the Big Shot using the "Peace" from the Christmas Greetings Thinlits. Carefully use the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the word in place, covering your Glue Dot.
Attach a white diecut snowflake in the upper right corner with a Stampin' Dimensional. Adhere a large silver sequin to the center of the snowflake.
There. Now, get going on some of those Christmas cards!!