Christmas cards – start now!
If you haven’t already started your Christmas cards, start now! I’m getting a late start but love this card using the Snow Place stamp set and matching Snow Friends Framelits from the 2015 Holiday Catalog from Stampin’ Up!
Red and green are traditional holiday colors and accents of black make them pop just a little bit more 🙂 The Real Red cardstock is a standard card size (for us in the US) and measures 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ and scored down the middle at 4-1/4″.
The background of shimmery trees is from the “Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Series Vellum” and is trimmed 4″ x 3-5/8″ and layered onto Whisper White cardstock cut the same size. I adhered the vellum piece with a little liquid glue strategically placed behind some of the trees. The Basic Black layer is just a smidgeon larger at 4-1/8″ x 3-3/4″ for a 1/16th border all the way around.
I stamped the snowmen, hat and greeting with Black Stazon on Whisper White cardstock. The Snow Place stamps are Photopolymer and can get a little “sticky” when stamping with Stazon ink. I really prefer the black of the Stazon over the Memento Tuxedo Black ink and have some tips to share:
- make sure the Stazon ink pad is juicy (can get a little “sticky” when it starts to dry out)
- “tap, tap” on the ink pad
- press firmly on the cardstock (don’t mash)
- lift up slowly (sometimes the photopolymer really grabs the cardstock and if you pull up quickly, the paper may tear)
- clean the photopolymer immediately after use (a damp paper towel is good for a vigorous wipe or the Stampin’ Scrub)
The Snow Friends Framelits easily cut the pieces when using the Magnetic Platform with the Big Shot. Be careful with the tiny framelits (and also the long skinny ones) as they will sometimes jump towards a magnet in the Magnetic Platform. If you find a framelit keeps jumping, move the paper in that direction till the framelit is laying flat.
Here are the supplies used for this Christmas Card:
I have a Keenan Kreations YouTube channel where I share similar tips in my video tutorials for other projects. Please check it out and let me know which projects you like and what you would like to see more of 🙂
I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will be inspired to start creating your Christmas cards – now!