Welcome to the What Will You Stamp? challenge. Today we are featuring the Winter Woods stamp set, which just might be my favorite set in the Stampin’ Up 2018 Holiday catalog.
Winter Woods Trimming the Tree
If you have the stamp set, we’d love for you place your creation in our gallery. Clicking on this picture takes you to the site where you’ll learn how to play along.
I began my card by stamping the row of trees in Soft Suede ink on Whisper White cardstock. Then, I ran this stamped, cardstock through the Big Shot, using the Softly Falling embossing folder to make snow. And, lickety-split, I glued my embossed cardstock to the Thick Whisper White card base,
Shaded Spruce and Old Olive are the ink colors I used for stamping the Christmas tree on Thick Whisper White cardstock. After stamping, I used the tree’s die from the In the Woods die set for cutting. Before attaching the tree to the card front on dimensionals, I dabbed the tree with a Baby Wipe to give it the effect you see.
I always imagine that little birds are decorating the trees in the woods. Luckily, I found two birds, just the right size, in the Botanical Tags die set. It was very easy to snip the birds from their frame, after die cutting the tag from Cherry Cobbler cardstock.
The banner the birds are hanging on the Christmas tree is made with Vellum cardstock, cut with the Duet Banner Punch. I stamped “Merry Christmas” from Santa’s Sleigh stamp set in Cherry Cobbler ink. The words are photopolymer, which enabled me to bend the words in the shape of the banner.
I have a feeling this will be a Christmas card I’ll be making in quantity this year.
Now let’s see what you can come up with using the fabulous, Winter Woods stamp set. And, and don’t be shy about posting it at What Will You Stamp. We’re looking forward to having you join us!
As always, I appreciate you visiting my blog. The supplies I used are listed below (except retired, Santa’s Sleigh stamp set), and available at my store.
I think I’m in love with my Stampin’ Blends by Stampin’ Up! I can’t stop looking at them!
Su Mohr’s Stampin’ Blends
I ordered the first half of the colors as soon as they were available. They were held neatly in a box, laying horizontally, as directed. But, when I received my second shipment, I wanted to be able to have them easily accessible.
I found this nifty holder on Amazon. If you are interested, here’s the link:
Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Marker Storage Trays, 6/Pack
The colors are listed in the Annual Catalog on page 205. You can order them individually, or they come in combo packs of a Light and Dark in each color.
Additionally, there are fantastic colors in the Holiday 2018 Catalog! I almost overlooked some, because they are spread throughout the pages.
Not only do I like looking at my Stampin’ Blends, they are my “go to” for coloring.
I hope you enjoyed seeing how I keep them in my craft room. I’m very happy with my storage solution.
You can see all of the colors by clicking on this “shop” button. Then, just type “Stampin’ Blends” in the search box.
The penguin in the Making Every Day Bright stamp set is so cute! I was anxious to stamp him in Memento Black ink on Whisper White cardstock, and punch him out with the Christmas Bulb Punch. Stampin’ Up’s idea of fitting him within the bulb shape was very clever!
I could envision him peeking out between “something.” That something turned out to be a triple banner from the Banners for You stamp set. I stamped it in Old Olive ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock, and cut it with the die from Bunch of Banners.
My idea to use the triple banner originated from this week’s CAS(E) this sketch:
Penguins Making Every Day Bright
The Stamparatus positioning tool came in handy for completing the sentiment on the banner. I placed the three words on the banner, pressed the “lid” to make the words stick, lifted the lid, inked the words in Real Red, and pressed the words to the banner. I inked a second time to make the words darker. This tool amazes me!
The silver bar is a magnet that holds the paper in place, so you can stamp multiple times.
The color of the banner in the picture is Soft Suede, because I made a second card using different colors.
The penguins needed Real Red (Stampin’ Blends) caps, before gluing them to the banner. The banner was placed on dimensionals on top of several layers. The card base is Thick Whisper White, topped with Old Olive cardstock, Real Red cardstock, and Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper.
The Real Red Mixed Satin bow completed the design for this “Merry Christmas Wishes” card. Oh, I forgot to mention, the words are from the Merry Christmas To All stamp set. It’s a great set, because you can mix and match the words. It’s missing from my Product List also, but everything else is there, just keep scrolling.
Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend!