I know, Christmas in June is a little early, but if you are really planning to send a pile of homemade Christmas cards, you may already be behind! This card was made for a New Catty swap that I hope everyone has in their hot little hands before this is posted :)
I found out this weekend that I am not the only one that loves Crumb Cake as a base for Christmas cards! When I started this card, I reached for the Crumb Cake without conscious thought, that is home much I love it for Christmas cards :)
As for the stamp set I chose to use, as soon as I saw it in the new catty, I knew that it had to be mine. I love the swirls of the antlers and the little images you can add to it. And I discovered that I could lay the ornaments on the image where I wanted them and then just lay the acrylic block over the the top. Voila! Instead of inking and stamping 3 times for each card, I could do it once with the same placement on every card!
To start the card off was a little tricky though. I took a piece of Crumb Cake 4¼"x11" and scored at 5½".
Then I took a piece of Cherry Cobbler 1¼"x5½" and embossed with one of the Delicate Designs embossing folders. Adhered Choc Chip Scallop Dots ribbon to the 2 long edges, the adhered this strip to the center of the card front. Then it could finally be cut with the Oval Accent Bigz die with the folded edge just inside the die cutting edge and the strip centered properly. It took a couple trial and error runs, but I got it :)
The deer image here is inked with the new firm foam inkpad, stamped off, then stamped in the center. Then the sentiment is stamped in Chocolate Chip. Those firm foam pads are AWESOME! Especially with the solid image stamps, I ♥ firm foam :)
- Stamps: Christmas Deer, Petite Pairs
- Ink: Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
- Paper: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
- Other: Big Shot with Oval Accent and 3½" Circle dies and Delicate Designs EF, ½" Chocolate Chip Scallop Dots ribbon, 1" Square punch, Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack, Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Sticky Strip, Stampin' Dimensionals