Today’s card features the often overlooked Winter Woods stamp set and the In the Woods die set. I love a stamp set that includes images and sentiments to make card making easy. Please notice that the coordinating In the Woods dies includes a die that cuts your paper into a snow bank or hill. The Winter Woods stamp set and the coordinating die set, In the Woods can be found in the Annual catalog. It was introduced in last year’s Holiday Catalog, but it can be used to make beautiful Sympathy cards, Masculine type cards or Thinking of You cards. I love stamps that can be used for multiple occasions, don’t you? Make sure you to continue to read to get the card measurements and a few tips to make today’s card.
I hope my photo captures the beautiful Vellum cardstock which I embossed with the Winter Snow Embossing Folder. I love the Stampin’ Up! Vellum because unlike most vellums you find in craft stores the Stampin’ Up! Vellum is a thicker, heavier weight cardstock which holds up beautifully to embossing. Lighter weight vellum tears when embossed. I love the effect of the embossed vellum over the Shaded Spruce trees stamped in the background. In my opinion, it creates a softer snowy scene. Don’t you agree? Did you notice the curvy snow bank? I used the die in the In the Woods die set to create it – super easy. Note that the trees stamped in the background are not exactly straight up and down, they’re at a slight angle. Well, that’s because it’s another windy winter day in the Texas Panhandle so they’re swaying in the wind. Ha-ha-ha! Not really, I didn’t mean for that to happen but I’m going with it.
You’ll find the card measurements after the Shopping List and a few tips on how to make today’s card.
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CARD MEASUREMENTS & TIPS
- Shaded Spruce Cardstock – 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
- Cherry Cobbler Cardstock – 5 1/4″ X 4″
- Whisper White Cardstock – 5″ X 3 3/4″ (the NEW white cardstock is called Basic White) and another scrap piece to stamp the large spruce tree & use the coordinating die to cut out
- Vellum Cardstock – 5″ X 3 3/4″ and then use the Winter Snow Embossing Folder to emboss the vellum
Tip 1 – stamp the sentiment towards the bottom right side on the white cardstock before using the slope die to die cut the snow bank. This will ensure you have the correct angle and enough space for your sentiment. Once you’ve used the slope die you will have 2 pieces. Stamp the trees on the top piece in Shaded Spruce ink and adhere onto the Cherry Cobbler cardstock layer.
Tip 2 – Emboss the Vellum cardstock and adhere to the white cardstock with the Stampin’ Up! Mini Glue Dots. Liquid glue and tape runner adhesive will show through your vellum.
Tip 3 – Use Stampin’ Dimensionals (pop dots) behind the top edge of the snow bank and on the bottom edge.
Tip 4- Adhere the bottom of the large spruce tree to the left on the snow back and add a couple of dimensionals towards the top of the tree.
Tip 5 – Adhere Snowflake sequins with liquid glue or mini glue dots (optional)
I hope you like today’s card and it’s inspired you to keep making your holiday cards – there’s still time! I have several other cards I made this year and I’ll schedule them to for later this week. As for me, I need to get back to my holiday baking and I work on my NEW Sale-A-Bration items! Those are coming soon!
Be safe and be merry!