C ontemporary Christmas card using Stampin' Up! products.
Cut cardstock and designer paper pieces to the following sizes using a Paper Trimmer:
- card from Pool Party Cardstock at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and scored at 4-1/4"
- 4" x 5-1/4" from Petal Pink Cardstock
- 2" x 5" of gold cube lattice on pink and blue mottled background design from Texture Chic 12" x 12" Specialty 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper
- 3" x 3-1/4" from Very Vanilla Cardstock
- 2" square from Pool Party Cardstock
- 2" square from Very Vanilla Cardstock
- 1-1/2" square from Petal Pink Cardstock
Adhere the strip of Texture Chic Designer Paper to the left side of the vertical, large Petal Pink rectangle so about 1/8" of pink shows on the top, left, and bottom edges.
Cut a 4-1/2" piece of the Gold & Vanilla 3/8" Satin-Edged Ribbon.
Lay the ribbon horizontally across the cardstock/designer paper rectangle about 1-1/4" from the bottom. Fold the ends of the ribbon over and secure the ribbon in place on the back with strips of Tear & Tape Adhesive.
Remove the protective backings from the Tear & Tape pieces and add Stampin' Seal to the back of the Petal Pink rectangle. Adhere the rectangle to the front of the Pool Party card.
As you are ready to stamp using the Season Of Chic Set or Peaceful Deer 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 snowflake image from the Season Of Chic Set on Block C. Ink it up with the Petal Pink Ink Pad. Stamp it in the lower left corner of the vertical vanilla rectangle. Clean the stamp using the Stampin' Scrub and Stampin' Mist Stamp Cleaner and/or Simply Shammy, but leave it on the block.
Re-ink the snowflake image on Block C with the Pool Party Ink Pad. Stamp it just above and just to the right of the pink snowflake on the vertical vanilla rectangle. Remember to re-ink the stamp each time. If desired, stamp it one more time without re-inking between the two Pool Party snowflakes and slightly to the right.
Adhere the stamped vanilla rectangle to the front of the card so it is about 3/8" from the right edge and about 5/8" from the bottom edge.
Pick out the smooth circle die from the Layering Circles Dies that cuts out a smooth circle that is 1-5/8" diameter. Put it on top of the Pool Party square on a platform on your Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine. Run through the machine.
Mount the "sending love & peace this season" sentiment from the Peaceful Deer Set on Block C. Ink it up with the Pool Party Ink Pad. Stamp it in the center of the vanilla square.
Pick out the smooth circle die from the Layering Circles Dies that cuts out a smooth circle that is 1-3/8" diameter. Put it on top of the stamped sentiment square on a platform on your Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine so it is centered over the sentiment. Run through the machine.
Adhere the sentiment circle cut out to the center of the Pool Party circle cut out.
Adhere the layered sentiment circle cut outs to the front of the card as shown so they overlap the top of the snowflake rectangle about half way and overlap the right edge of the designer paper a tiny bit as well.
Pick out the medium-sized detailed snowflake die from the Chic Dies. Put it on top of the Petal Pink square on a platform on your Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine. Run through the machine. Use the paper-piercing tool on the Take Your Pick to remove the pieces.
Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Fine-Tip Glue Pen to adhere the snowflake cut out to the front of the card as shown so it overlaps the lower right side of the layered sentiment circle cut outs.
Cut a 3-1/2" piece of the Gold & Vanilla 3/8" Satin-Edged Ribbon.
Slide one end of the ribbon under the ribbon already on the card front on the left side of the stamped snowflakes rectangle. Tie in place with a half knot so the knot is centered. Trim the ends.
Use the mini spatula on the Take Your Pick to carefully peel up three large and two small pearls from the sheet of Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels making sure that you get the adhesive backings as well. Adhere one large pearl to the upper right corner of the card front and one large pearl to the center of the pink snowflake cut out. Adhere the other three pearls as desired to the centers of the dark stamped snowflakes.