Well, today's card reminds me of a Christmas that used to be. I am talking Norman Rockwell with the old time feel about it. To some, it may even remind people of that Charlie Brown Christmas tree the rest of the kids fixed up after he thought he killed. My first battery operated toy was when I was 5, and I had a doll that walked and talked. Her official name was Swingy, but you may call her Carol. I actually had three Carols. The first one did not last that long. I danced her legs off, The second one, same deal, but she lasted until 1977 when we moved to Columbus, Ohio, my father throw her away. And the third one? It was my friend, Lonnie's, and I claimed her (whose name was actually Billie Joe), and renamed her every time I would go over to Lonnie's house, while still carrying mine. Anyway, back to 2012 and this card...
The materials you will need are:
- Half a sheet of cardstock (cut 1 8.5" x 11" into 8.5" x 5.5")-any color. I wanted a night scene.
- white paint in a dauber bottle or paint and a sponge.
- Versamark ink pad
- embossing powder (clear and green)
- Snow flake and tree stamp (I am using a retired Close to My Heart stamp set, The Beauty of Christmas, hence the name of the card)
- Computer or stamp. with red ink.
I have 10 minutes to post this so here goes: (spent too much time getting some chocolate)
- Cut the cardstock in half. Fold
- Dab white paint on the bottom of the card. I did it horizontal, but either direction is fine.
- Take the snowflake stamp and with the Versamark ink stamped the remaining card blank.
- Sprinkle the embossing powder over the stamped images, flick off the excess.
- Heat emboss to melt the embossing powder. set aside (6 minutes to post)
- On a separate sheet of cardstock, stamp the tree, and put a combo of green and clear embossing powder on and do the same thing.
- cut out the tree, and pop it up on card .
- Type or stamp out a sentiment (I used a printer a Publisher for this task) (3 minutes)
- Done, and enjoy your card.
- A lot of work, but it is easy.
See you next time, and be blessed.