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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Lovely as a Tree Vintage Post Card

For Today's card I decided to bring out a couple of my old favorites,
Lovely As A Tree and the Post Card stamp set.

My design all started with a conversation at one of my last classes...

I asked the attendees 3 questions

1. Are you a traditional Christmas Colors stamper or do you 
    occasionally step out of your comfort zone?
2. What is your favorite style? Contemporary, vintage or whimsical?
3. Will you spend up to 15 mins. on each card?

You may be surprised but some of the ladies had a hard time answering those questions. "Hmmmm, what style AM I"?

I posed that question because I believe if you can identify what you are really drawn toward it can help you to make better decisions.
1. Decisions About your style going forward.
2. Also Making the most of your purchasing choices. 

You know how I like to S T R E T C H my Stampin'Up products. It gives me great pleasure sharing ways to think beyond the obvious way to use a product.....so think about your style and let me know if there is a stamp set or project you would be interested in having me feature....it would be fun for all.

So this card is dedicated to all of you who are
Traditional RED AND GREEN,
and Love a touch of Vintage Style...
add the little banners and you're TRENDY too!

For today's Christmas card you will need:
Designer Paper: Trim a Tree
Ink:Garden Green, Crumb Cake
Markers: Real Red or Cherry Cobbler
Punches: Banner, 1/8" circle
Other: Silver Metallic Bakers Twine, Sponge, Dimensionals

1.   Make a Garden Green card base.
2.   Cut a Cherry Cobbler layer 4 1/4" x 3 3/4".
3.   Stamp the Post Card image on Whisper white card stock using
      Crumb Cake ink.
      Tip: there are 2 large solid areas on the stamp that can have a
             tendency to pick up ink where you don't want it. Simply
             place a small post it note or masking tape over the solid
             areas, ink your stamp, pull off the post it note and then
             stamp on the card stock. Reuse post it for the next cards.
4.   Trim around the edges of the Post Card image with Paper Snips.
5.   Stamp Tree image once with Garden Green ink and stamp 
      remainder of left over ink on the stamp directly to the 
      right of the first tree. This is called stamping off. Make a second
      stamped off tree to the left of the darker original one.
6.   Using Garden Green , ink up the sentiment from 
      the Bright and Beautiful set, leave off the portion about 
      a Happy New Year. Before you stamp it onto the card stock take
      a baby wipe and remove the ink off of the bottom portion of the
      Christmas part. Take a Real Red marker and re-ink the 
      bottom portion. Breathe onto the stamp to add a touch of moisture
      and stamp onto the card stock.

7.    Sponge Crumb Cake ink around the outside of the Post Card layer
      and then attach to the Cherry Cobbler Layer.
8.   Punch 1/8" holes on the sides and string Silver Baker's Twine 
      through to create a place to adhere your banners.
9.   Using the Banner punch make 5 patterned pieces using the 
      Trim a Tree Designer Paper.
      Optional : Sponge the edges of the banner pieces with the
                      Crumb Cake ink
10.  Place dimensionals of the back of of each of the 5 banners toward
       the top edges.
11.  Adhering the RED center banner first will assure that you 
      have even space for the others.

So tell me, what's your style?

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