January in Wisconsin. What can I say? Either you love it or hate it. Snow, cold, ice, poor visibility. To those who love it, it is the veritable winter wonderland.
In my card today, I am trying to depict that feeling.
Full of texture to symbolize that of ice and snow, I think you get the idea of what it's like to live in Wisconsin during the winter. Actually, much of the Midwest experiences all these same wonders. I don't mean to claim it only for Wisconsin. But, that's where I am.
Would you like a tutorial on how to create a card such as this, which would be suitable for so many winter occasions?
Shaded Spruce cardstock
Soft Suede ink
Shaded Spruce ink
Christmas Season stamp set (Item # 156293)
Die Cutting/Embossing Machine
Painted Texture embossing folder (page 159, Annual Catalog)
Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies (retired, but you could use any set that has sprigs of greenery)
Seasonal Labels dies (Item #156299)
Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of white cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.
To the card base, add another piece of white cardstock, measuring 3 3/4" x 5" that has been embossed with the Painted Texture Embossing Folder.
Using one of the dies from the Seasonal Labels Dies, cut a label with a scalloped top and bottom. Emboss this also with the Painted Texture Embossing Folder. Adhere it to the center of the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.
On white cardstock, stamp the two-step pinecones with Soft Suede ink for both steps. In Shaded Spruce ink, stamp three of the evergreen branches. Fussy cut these pieces, leaving small white margins all around.
From Shaded Spruce cardstock, die cut two foliage pieces.
Arrange all these pieces as you wish to the embossed label, popping up components as you see fit with Stampin' Dimensionals.
Share with us what January is like where you live!