Good Wednesday everyone! Or should I say, “Happy Hump Day??” Whatever, yesterday was the sunniest, warmest day we have had in over a week. It certainly was nice to see the sun, and I saw a few farmers on the road, presumably trying to harvest their crops, moving from field to field.
My card for today is for Christmas, but not a traditional Christmas card. The 52 Christmas Card Throwdown has a challenge this week to make a Christmas card using silver. Easy Peasy, so here goes.
My card is VERY simple, just 2 colors of card stock plus Silver Foil and one ink, Versamark.
I began with a plain panel of Balmy Blue. I swiped over it with my Embossing Buddy and stamped the large conifer in the Winter Woods stamp set on the lower portion of the panel with Versamark ink. After covering the stamped image with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder I heat set it with my Heat Tool. This was the procedure for every stamping step of this card.
The sentiment is also from Winter Woods and received the same treatment. This panel was then Liquid Glued to a Silver Foil Sheets. I wrapped several strands of the Silver Metallic Thread around this and taped it on the back. Then I made a sloppy bow by wrapping the thread around 4 fingers several times and tying it in the middle. This was adhered to the panel with a Glue Dot. The panel was then adhered onto the Blueberry Bushel card base with Liquid Glue.
Several options came to mind, such as dry embossing the panel, adding rhinestones, using Stampin’ Dimensionals to lift the panel off the card base, etc. However, I just wanted this card to be very simple so I did none of those.
For the inside, the same Balmy Blue was heat embosssed with silver using the sentiment from Merry Christmas to All.
The pine boughs and pine cones are from Winter Woods also.
As I don’t like to waste the more expensive papers, I did cut a rectangle from the center of the Silver Foil Sheets panels, which I will use for other die cuts or on another project in some way. I usually leave a 3/4″ border of the foil. Only you and I know you cut some out of the center. And, I won’t tell!
Card cuts and products used for this card are listed below.
I have not made an envelope as I can’t decide what to do with it. Perhaps you can give me some suggestions? Just leave them in the comments below.
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CARD CUTS: Blueberry Bushel: card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″; Balmy Blue: front panel 4″ x 5-1/4″, inside panel 3-3/4″ x 5″; Silver Foil Sheets: front mat 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″, inside mat 4″ x 5-1/4″
9 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Winter Woods for Christmas”
So pretty Julie! The silver touches are perfect with the shades of blue. Glad that the weather is cooperating with the harvest…finally! I know that my parents and brother are very anxious for it to be dry enough to go! 🙂
Thank you, Amy! No rain in the Iowa forecast until the 27th, so maybe the combines can roll. Day and night most likely!
Winner, winner! It’s beeyouteafull!!!
Thanks much Karen! We shall see. I’ve never gotten anywhere with challenges, but I keep trying.
Oh so pretty! The silver-on-white is really elegant and lets that gorgeous pine tree SHINE!! Lovely! 🙂
Well, thanks, Mary. But it is silver on BLUE, not white!
Thank you Amy. No rain forecast for the state until the 27th, so maybe the combines can roll! Day and night no doubt.
Wow, that’s gorgeous! I love that embossed tree! I like how you kept it simple so the tree stands out so much.
Thank you Susan! Sometimes less is more.