P layful Christmas card using the kissing technique and Stampin' Up! products.
Cut cardstock pieces to the following sizes using a Paper Trimmer:
- card from Real Red Cardstock at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and scored at 4-1/4"
- 4" x 5-1/4" from Very Vanilla Cardstock
- 1-1/4" x 5-1/4" from Real Red Cardstock
- 1-1/8" x 5-1/4" from Very Vanilla Cardstock
- 2-1/4" x 3-1/4" from Very Vanilla Cardstock
Place the Buffalo Check background stamp rubber side up on Grid Paper on your work surface. Ink up the stamp by pouncing or rubbing the Real Red Ink Pad all over it. Leave the inked up stamp face up on your work surface. Carefully place the 4" x 5-1/4" Very Vanilla rectangle on the stamp. Fold the Grid Paper up and over the top of everything and rub firmly all over. Using the Grid Paper protects your hands from getting ink on them. Leave the stamp rubber side up on your work surface.
Re-ink one quarter of the Buffalo Check background stamp with the Real Red Ink Pad.
Mount the solid moose image from the Merry Moose Set on Block C. Ink it up by pressing it firmly onto the re-inked portion of the Buffalo Check background stamp.
As you are ready to stamp using the Merry Moose Set, place the cardstock on the Stampin' Pierce Mat. Using the mat will help you get a cleaner image each time you stamp.
Breathe on the inked up solid moose image to moisten the ink with your breath. Stamp it on one end of the 2-1/4" x 3-1/4" vanilla strip leaving room to punch it out.
Mount the outline moose image from the Merry Moose Set on Block C. Ink it up with the Early Espresso Ink Pad. Stamp it over the previously stamped, checked moose image on one end of the Very Vanilla strip.
Unlock the Moose Punch. Hold it upside down so you can see the punching area. Slide the stamped moose image into the punch and get it centered in the punching area. Punch.
Mount the "Have a cozy Christmas!" or "Merry Christmoose" sentiment from the Merry Moose Set on Block G. Ink it up with the Early Espresso Ink Pad. Stamp it on the remaining strip of Very Vanilla Cardstock as close to the top edge as possible and about 1-1/2" from the right edge.
Adhere the stamped sentiment strip to the center of the long strip of Real Red Cardstock.
Adhere the matted sentiment strip to the bottom of the red check/vanilla rectangle so it is about 3/4" from the bottom edge.
Cut a 6" piece of the Real Red 3/8" Sheer Ribbon.
Lay the ribbon across the bottom of the sentiment strip layer just below the sentiment. Flip the rectangle over and fold the ends of the ribbon over. Adhere the ends of the ribbon in place with pieces of Tear & Tape Adhesive.
Remove the protective backing from the Tear & Tape strips and add Stampin' Seal to the back of the vanilla rectangle. Adhere it to the front of the Real Red card.
Use Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the checked moose punch out to the front of the card just to the left of the sentiment so his hooves are even with the bottom of the sentiment strip.
Cut a 3-1/2" piece of the Real Red 3/8" Sheer Ribbon.
Slide one end of the ribbon piece under the ribbon already on the card front on the right side. Tie in place with a half knot. Trim the ends.
Use the mini spatula on the Take Your Pick to carefully peel up 2 rhinestones from a sheet of Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels making sure that you get the adhesive backings as well. Adhere them to the sentiment strip on the right side just above the knotted ribbon piece.
Tip: I just clean my background stamps by running them under water until the water runs clear. Then, I let them air dry.