Friday, November 9, 2012

Use What You Have #6

  In today's post, I'm putting my own spin on an adorable card from page 36 of the November/December issue of PaperCrafts magazine. (Sorry about not posting a photo of the inspiration card, but I'm worried about violating copyright.) This card by Simone Naoum uses a stairstep fold to create a 3-D effect with trees in the foreground. 

  For my card, I used the same fold to create a wintery scene with Stampin' Up's Christmas Lodge, Open Sleigh, and Lovely as a Tree stamp sets.

To try this fun card yourself, follow these steps. If I need to clarify anything, let me know!

Step 1: Cut a piece of Soft Suede Card Stock to 5 1/2 x 11. Cut a piece of Very Vanilla to 5 1/4 x 6 5/8.
Step 2: Stamp lodge in Soft Suede ink on the Very Vanilla card front and mask with a sticky note. 
Step 3: Cut a hill shaped mask out of a piece of scrap paper and sponge in the hills of snow with Pool Party ink. Place the hill mask over the top hill and stamp the image from Lovely as a Tree to create the forest in the background. Remove lodge and hill masks.
Step 4: On a scrap piece of Very Vanilla, stamp the evergreen tree from Lovely as a Tree twice in Lucky Limeade. (I used a marker to color the tree trunks before stamping.) Fussy cut.
Step 5: Adhere the card front to the card base and score at 3 7/8,  7 5/8, and 9 1/4. Reinforce folds with bone folder.
Step 6:  Stamp sentiment and flourish from the Open Sleigh stamp set in Real Red ink on the front flap. Adhere the evergreen trees.
Step 7: Glitter the heck out of everything with dazzling diamonds and a two-way glue pen to create snow!

Thanks for stopping by my winter wonderland today, my friends!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing the instructions too!