Sunday, October 18, 2015

Remember that tomorrow Stampin'Up! is having a 15% off sale on stamp sets!

5 1/2 x 8 1/2" Very Vanilla card stock-card base score in the center at 4 1/4 & fold
5 1/4 x 4 Night of Navy card stock
5 x 3 3/4 Very Vanilla card stock.

Happy Scenes stamp set
Cozy Christmas stamp set
Petite Pairs stamp set
Bitty Banners Framelits
 Woodland Textured Embossing Folder

Old Olive ink
Marina Mist ink
Night of Navy ink

Take your 5 x 3 3/4 vanilla cs & put in under the woodlands embossing folder.  I do this just so I have a guide of where to sponge & stamp.  This is only a guide--does not have to be perfect!

Make sure you are using the correct side of the folder.  Do you see the wording in the upper left.  We are sponging the background of the scene.

In the above picture I have lightly sponged the Marina Mist Ink on the folder.  I hope you can see it in the picture.  (When you sponge you want to go from the lightest to darkest ink.)  Can you tell how I used the card stock as a guide?  Remember you can always go a little darker if you want, but do not go to dark.You also want a light touch so that you do not rip your sponge.  If you have fibers on the folder it will show up on the card.   

Sponge a little Night of Navy Ink very lightly.  (Be careful with a dark ink.)  Use a light touch.  Remember you can always darken it a little at a time.

Stamp the trees with the Old Olive Ink.  (The stamping needs to be done with a dark ink)  I stamped them twice-once on each side.  Stamp the santa & sleigh in Night of Navy Ink along the upper middle to top.  This is a spot where you will use the paper guide that is under.

Next you will take out the vanilla cs from under & lay it on the other side (non inked side) of the folder.  Now you will carefully & slowly start to close the folder.  You can adjust & straighten the card stock.  When you have it right close the folder & run it thru the Big Shot.

This is what it will look like after going thru the Big Shot.  You will then need to clean the folder with a baby wipe or rinse it under water.

Put your layers together.  Stamp your greeting & cut it out with the framelits.  Cut out a Night of Navy  & put it behind the greeting.  Mount it with dimensionals.

Happy Stampin

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