Stampin’ Up! C’mas Card w/ Blends / Alcohol

WooHoo! It is Jul 1 ~ and do you know what that means? 15% off select Designer Series Papers – Yippee! I’m placing my order right after this post goers live – oh, and you can find more information below.

Today’s card is super simple but does take some planning ahead to create the ‘backdrop’ or your own DSP. Here’s the card…

Can you see the use of the Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder? I think the second photo shows it better. I was hoping it would show more, but it doesn’t so much. I love the look though. And the Gilded Leafing in a few places adds an elegant element and it kinda looks like lightning going through the trees. The front sentiment comes from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set, gold embossed & die cut with the Ornate Layers Dies then layered on a larger panel of Just Jade card stock.This sentiment banner was mounted on dimensionals and added to the card front. I added three Holiday Gems for a bit of glam 🙂

Steps for making the card front:

  • Begin with a panel of Vellum 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
  • With the darkest of Stampin’ Blends, add color to the Vellum. Here I used Dk. Just Jade & Dk. Granny Apple Green.
  • Spritz with 91% or greater Alcohol just till colors begin to ‘move’. If necessary, lift the Vellum for the alcohol to run a bit. The Vellum will curl some on the edges but once you have the colors the way you want them, just leave it flat to dry. This does not take very long. You can work on the rest of the card while waiting OR you can use the low setting on your heat tool to help it dry faster.
  • Once the Vellum is dry, trim to the size desired (I cut this to 4 x 5 1/4) and reserve the cut pieces.
  • Adhere it to a panel of Basic White – same size. There are two ways to do this…
    • Idea 1: Use a piece of sponge and lightly add liquid glue all over the card stock, then adhere Vellum to it.
    • Idea 2: Use Stampin’ Seal along the edges and a swipe down the middle of the Basic White panel. It’s important to get it to the edge of the card stock as the Vellum can still curl.
  • Run through the Evergreen Forest Embossing Folder
  • Adhere this Vellum/ Basic White to a layer of Gold Foil Sheets cut slightly larger (4 1/8 x 5 3/8) with liquid glue.
  • Adhere this to the card base (Just Jade 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2) – again with liquid glue.
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For the inside of the card…

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On a panel of Basic White, adhere one of the remaining strips with Stampin’ Seal. Stamp the tree in Evening Evergreen ink stamped off once, then the ‘grass’ in Just Jade, also stamped off. Adhere the panel to the inside of the card with liquid glue. This tree & grass is from the Evergreen Elegance stamp set.

For the envelope…

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Adhere the remaining Vellum strip to the envelope front w/ Stampin’ Seal. Stamp the flap in full strength Just Jade ink using the ‘splotch’ from the Artistically Inked stamp set.

Love how this turned out! And creating the card front with Vellum, Blends & Alcohol was freeing…. In other words, it is creativity at work. I encourage you to try this using various colors. What’s to lose?

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OK… here’s more info on the 15% off Designer Series Paper SALE!

Jul 1 – Aug 2 is a new promotion by Stampin’ Up! – 15% OFF SELECT DESIGNER SERIES PAPERS.

  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • There is no limit to how many packages of Designer Series Paper may be purchased during this promotion.
  • Only select Designer Series Papers are available at a 15% discount during this promotion.
  • Orders must be placed—and closed—during the promotion period for the 15% discount to apply.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards qualify for the 15% discount.
155841130BEAUTY OF THE EARTH 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
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155696131BLOOM WHERE YOU’RE PLANTED 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
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155499131HAND-PENNED 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
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152494132IN GOOD TASTE 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$21.00 USD | 29.00 $ CAD
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155817132IN THE WILD 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
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155807132PANSY PETALS 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
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Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Inspire. Create. Share. Nothings beats a handmade card.

8 responses to “Stampin’ Up! C’mas Card w/ Blends / Alcohol”

  1. That’s awesome Terry Lynn! Such a beautiful background, love the embossing too! 🙂

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  2. Just stunning, Terry Lynn! The pops of gold are gorgeous against your hand-made custom background! 🙂

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  3. floridaperson Avatar

    This is gorgeous Terry Lynn. I’ve been thinking about doing this technique myself. Did you really use water to spritz the Blends or did you use alcohol? All I’ve even seen anyone use is 91% alcohol. If you did use water, I am really going to try it!

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    1. AAACH! I USED 91% ALCOHOL!!! I must correct the post… thank you!

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  4. Beautiful, Terry Lynn! Love those streaks of gold and the embossing on the front. Very creative. TFS

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