As you know from past posts, I love the stamp set, Winter Woods, that can be found on page 27 of the Holiday Catalog, which expires January 2. Yes, only a couple days from now! However, I say, HOWEVER, if you love it too and haven't gotten it yet, it will still be available after that date. Some of the products from the Holiday Catalog will be carried over past January 2, and that is one of them!
The large evergreen tree that is part of the set is so realistic, it blew me away when I first saw it. Did you see me fly by? Being blown away?
Before the winter season -- and all our warm gushy feelings about it -- disappears, I wanted to use it another time for a Stamp-In. So, that's what I did for the December workshop.
I figured that, once the Holidays were over, my girls would possibly need to write out a thank you note or two. Below is the card I created for one of their projects:
The nice thing about a simple design like this one is that it can be used for many many occasions, including sympathy or a masculine-looking birthday card, to name a few.
I did the "sky" on watercolor paper and fussy cut the evergreen:
Keep reading, and I will share with you exactly how to make this card.
Balmy Blue cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Winter Woods (page 27 in the Holiday Catalog)
Thanks from the Varied Vases set (page 45 in the Annual Catalog)
Balmy Blue ink
Tranquil Tide ink
Clear Block D (page 205)
Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Balmy Blue cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.
Ink up the Clear Block D with Balmy Blue ink. When it is nicely covered with ink, give it a few spritzes of water. Then immediately stamp it with even margins on the sides and the top of a 3 3/4" x 5" piece of watercolor paper. If you have too much ink puddling in one spot, dab it with paper towel to remove some of it. If you wish, you may use the heat tool to hurry the drying. It turns out nicer, however, if you let it dry naturally, which you can do while you are involved with the next step.
On a piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the large evergreen in Tranquil Tide ink. This ink is quite potent, so if you over ink it and over press while stamping, you will lose a lot of the tree's detail. So, be careful when inking and stamping with this image.
Once the ink has dried, fussy cut the tree.
When the background is dried and the tree is cut out, adhere it to the watercolor paper so the tree is far to the left and about 1/2" - 3/4" from the bottom of the paper.
In Tranquil Tide ink, stamp "thanks" on the lower right portion of the watercolor paper.
Adhere this finished piece to the blue card base.