F un Christmas card using Stampin' Up! products and paper piercing technique.
Cut cardstock and designer paper pieces to the following sizes using a Paper Trimmer:
- card from Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and scored at 4-1/4"
- 2-5/8" x 4-3/8" from Real Red Cardstock
- 2-1/2" x 4-1/4" from Very Vanilla Cardstock
- 2" x 2-1/4" from Very Vanilla Cardstock
- 1-1/2" x 2" of red plaid design from Peaceful Prints 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper
- 3/4" x 5-1/2" of red and black gingham check design from Peaceful Prints 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper
- scraps of Very Vanilla Cardstock
Adhere the red and black gingham check strip of Peaceful Prints Designer Paper to the front of the Very Vanilla Thick card about 1/2" from the bottom. Use Paper Snips Scissors to cut off excess designer paper on the left and right edges if needed.
As you are ready to stamp using the Perfectly Plaid Set, place the cardstock on the Stampin' Pierce Mat. Using the mat will help you get a cleaner image each time you stamp.
Mount the "may this special season be wrapped in love & joy" sentiment from the Perfectly Plaid Set on Block G. Ink it up with the Real Red Ink Pad. Stamp it on the horizontal 2-1/2" x 4-1/4" vanilla rectangle so it is as close as possible to the right edge and is about 7/8" from the bottom edge.
Adhere the stamped vanilla rectangle to the Real Red rectangle.
Cut a 5" piece of the Real Red 3/8" Mini Ruffled Ribbon.
Lay the ribbon across the stamped and matted vanilla rectangle so it is just below the sentiment. Flip the rectangle over and secure the ends of the ribbon in place with small strips of Tear & Tape Adhesive.
Remove the protective backings from the Tear & Tape and add more adhesive to the back of the Real Red rectangle. Adhere it to the front of the thick vanilla card so it overlaps the top of the designer paper strip by about 3/8".
Mount the standing sheep image from the Counting Sheet Set on Block C. Ink it up with the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad. Stamp it in the center of the small vanilla rectangle. Leave the stamp on the block.
Re-ink the standing sheep image on Block C with the Memento Ink Pad. Stamp it in the center of the small rectangle of red plaid Peaceful Prints Designer Paper. Leave the stamp on the block.
Pick out the matching,standing sheep die from the Sheep Dies. Put it on top of the stamped sheep on the vanilla cardstock on a platform on your Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine so it is centered over the sheep. Run through the machine. Leave the die out.
Put the matching,standing sheep die on top of the stamped sheep on the plaid designer paper on a platform on your Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine so it is centered over the sheep. Run through the machine.
Place the vanilla sheep cut out on some Grid Paper to protect your work surface. You need to make sure that you protect your work surface with paper as the Stampin' Blends do bleed through.
Use the fine tip of the Dark Real Red Stampin' Blends to color in the sheep's hooves.
Use Paper Snips Scissors to carefully cut the plaid sheep cut out along the lines outlining the sheep's wool. Make sure you cut out around the tops of the two legs.
Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Fine-Tip Glue Pen on the back of the plaid wool cut out and adhere it to the top of the vanilla sheep cut out so all the lines of the wool match up.
Re-ink the standing sheep image on Block C with the Memento Ink Pad. Stamp it on a scrap of vanilla cardstock so you get the front ear and face.
use Paper Snips Scissors to carefully cut out the sheep's ear and face.
Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Fine-Tip Glue Pen on the back of the ear cut out and face cut out and adhere them in place over the ear and face on the plaid wool/vanilla sheep cut out.
Use Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the plaid wool sheep cut out to the front of the card so it is just over the ribbon to the left of the sentiment.
Use the mini spatula on the Take Your Pick to carefully peel up 3 rhinestones from a sheet of Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels making sure that you get the adhesive backings as well. Adhere them to the front of the card in a line in the upper right corner of the matted main image/sentiment rectangle as shown.
Cut a 3-1/2" piece of Real Red 3/8" Mini Ruffled Ribbon.
Slide one end of the ribbon under the ribbon already on the card front near the center. Tie in place with a half knot. Trim the ends.