Sunday, December 14, 2014

Season's Greetings in the forest hand-stamped CardMaking tutorial

I adore the mountains!  Nature, really.  I love our time at the mountains and my Stampin' Up! business pays for those very trips.  So when creating a pretty hand-crafted card this Christmas, I couldn't resist a nod to our home-away-from-home of the mountains.  How the clouds will roll across Big Bear and you get an impression of a forest scene like in this hand-stamped card.  It's a blessing to do what I love and have it support our family... time together is pretty awesome - especially in the mountains!!
Create this forest scene in this Season's Greetings hand-stamped card with:
Lovely as a Tree stamp set (wood 128655/clear 127793)
Bright and Beautiful stamp set (wood 135026/clear 135029)
Very Vanilla card stock (101650)
Garden Green card stock (102584)
Wild Wasabi card stock (108641)
Wild Wasabi ink pad (126959)
Garden Green ink pad (126973)
Gold Baker's Twine (132975)
1/16" Circle Punch (134363)
Dazzling Details (124117)
Color Coach (130118)
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Stamping Off... it's a technique that I love and don't use as much as I should.  Stamp the pine tree from the Lovely as a tree stamp set in Wild Wasabi ink.  Do NOT re-ink.  Simply stamp around the first stamped tree until it fades.. lowering and shifting the image to create 1/2 a forest.  Do the same on the other side and again stamp off the image - the ink will give a monochromatic fade.  Such a simple technique that delivers a beautiful result.
Take it up a notch.... using the Dazzling Details glitter glue and add a subtle but pretty sparkle to this 'forest'.  Like the dew on the trees... this glistens so beautifully.
My Aunt and Uncle now live in Indiana but grew up in California.. so when they see scenes of us at Big Bear Lake or in a hand-crafted card (like this) it brings some warmth to their cold winter.
Stamp the 'Season's Greeting' from the Bright and Beautiful stamp set in Garden Green ink.  Paired together with the aide of my favorite tool - the Color Coach - the Garden Green and Wild Wasabi create a warm and comforting collection of greens.
Hold it all together... so I love Baker's Twine.. especially the metallic accented ones like this Gold Baker's Twine.  It ties on the perfect accent.  Have this accent stay EXACTLY where you want it when you punch the fold of the card using the 1-1/6" hand-held circle punch.  When you punch it, exactly where you want it, you will frame the sentiment and prevent the baker's twine from rolling along the card.  I love how this allows me to not slit the edge - that small punch does some big work!! 
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Create a lovely nature scene to send this holiday season.  This soothing hand-stamped card sends a bit of a magical forest to those you love.  A quick and easy hand-crafted card to create, it's easy to see how you can stamp multiple of these easily.  I love that you can set the mood and deliver memories in a hand-stamped card this Christmas and all year long!

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