My favorite stamp set from the 2018 Holiday Catalog is Winter Woods. My friend Tanner, from Stampin’ Up!, got to make the video for this set. (Once upon a time he was in I.T. at Stampin’ Up!) Check out his video. And then I’ll offer you another look at winter woods from my point of view. I have many more creations coming up as well. They’re flopping around in my mind.
If the Winter Woods video isn’t showing up, click this link.
I used the Winter Woods set in a new catalog swap (card exchange) with other Stampin’ Up! demos a few weeks ago. Those swapped cards should be arriving in my mailbox next week. Participating in a swap like this makes it possible to have samples from many of the stamp sets in the catalog. I can’t (well, I could but I won’t) buy them all but this way I can have hands-on samples from many of the new stamp sets and accessories.
This is my card:
Ultimately I changed the greeting from the one you see here to ’tis the season’ from Itty Bitty Greetings. You can see that greeting in the last photo below.
I used all kinds of tools and accessories to put it together. The main tool, if I had to choose one, would be the Big Shot. Here are the steps in creating this card:
Stamp the grouping of trees using Crumb Cake Classic Ink. Then stamp the tree trunks two times, leaving a little gap between them, using Early Espresso Classic Ink.
Whisper White card stock: 4″ X 5-1/4″. Stamp the group of trees two times with Crumb Cake ink and then, using the Big Shot and the largest Oval Framelit, cut a hole in the card layer. Attach the layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Using Shaded Spruce card stock, die cut the shaped tree and position it over the cut out oval. From a 4″ x 1-3/4″ piece of Whisper White card stock and using the slightly curved framelit piece, cut a ‘snow drift’ and attach it to the card front using the adhesive of your choice.
Using the tree silhouette framelit and vellum card stock, cut out two trees and carefully attach them using dots of Multipurpose Glue, tucking the trunks behind the ‘snow bank’.
Ooops, I forgot this step in the last photo: Run the snow bank piece of Whisper White card stock through the Big Shot using the SNOWDRIFT Embossing Folder. Apply bit of Multipurpose Glue to the edge of the tree ‘boughs’ (that you have slightly lifted up and away from the card front) and sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.
I prefer the smaller Shaded Spruce, heat embossed greeting to the larger one so my swap cards all used it instead.
What’s your favorite set or embellishment from the Holiday Catalog? I’ll be sharing more fun sets as my crazy schedule permits. There are lots of beauties and just plain FUN sets available this season. And you know I’ll be sharing another look (or two) at Winter Woods.