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Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas | Concord & 9th Feature Friday

Hello and welcome, I hope you’ve had a good week!

I’m so excited to be guest designing for Concord & 9th’s September release! Today is the first of four Feature Fridays that I get to be a part of, alongside three talented women that I admire so much: Channin Pelletier, Therese Calvird, and Yasmin Diaz. Be sure to check out Concord & 9th’s blog for additional inspiration from these ladies using today’s featured products!

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

My first card today features the Tiny Trees Turnabout™ stamp set and coordinating dies (also available as a bundle) which, when stamped four times, results in a panel entirely filled with adorable trees, stars, and dots!

To recreate this card:

  1. Use the alignment tool, which comes with the stamp set, and a Turnabout™ Jig to position the Turnabout™ stamp in a stamping tool
  2. Use temporary adhesive (I used a tape runner) to temporarily adhere a 4.25″ x 5.5″ panel of white cardstock (I used Neenah Solar White 80# Classic Crest) to the center of the Jig.
  3. Stamp in Aqua Sky, then rotate and stamp in Oceanside, then rotate and stamp in Sprout, then rotate on last time
  4. Without removing the cardstock from the jig, treat the panel with an anti-static embossing powder tool
  5. Stamp in clear embossing ink, then remove the panel from the Jig and pour a glitter gold embossing powder over the panel (I used Hero Arts Gold Glitter), tap off any excess and melt with a heat tool; set the panel aside
  6. Stamp the three threes on white cardstock using the same ink colors; die cut and set aside
  7. Stamp the tree trunks in Wheat; die cut and set aside
  8. Heat emboss the star using the same embossing powder as step 5; die cut and set aside
  9. Use a circle die to cut two circles, one from white cardstock and larger one from vellum
  10. Use a blending brush to blend Oceanside ink onto the white cardstock circle, concentrating the color to one end
  11. Adhere the two circles together with the ink-blended circle on top; set aside
  12. Stamp the sentiment in black pigment ink onto white cardstock and trim into a strip; set aside
  13. Adhere the trees and tree trunks to the round piece using glue for two trees and foam tape for the focal tree
  14. Adhere the circle to the background panel using foam tape
  15. Adhere the sentiment using foam tape
  16. Adhere embellishments onto the focal tree
  17. Adhere the card front to a card base

Season’s Greetings

My second card features trees from the Tiny Trees Turnabout™ stamp set and a sentiment created with the new Mix & Match Holiday Sentiments stamp set and coordinating die (also available as a bundle). The trees sit on a hill made with the Modern Mosaic Card Front die from the August release.

To recreate this card:

  1. Create three ombre-stamped trees; stamp first in a light color, then ink up the bottom of the stamp in a darker coordinating color and use a rag to dab at and soften the harsh line of ink before stamping again. I used Ballet Slipper and Honeysuckle for the pink tree, Aqua Sky and Oceanside for the teal tree, and Sprout and Parsley for the green tree.
  2. Stamp the ornaments in Ballet Slipper, Aqua Sky, and Sprout
  3. Stamp the tree trunks in Wheat
  4. Die cut all images and set aside
  5. Stamp the Mix & Match Holiday Sentiments stamp in Honeysuckle (I stamped twice to get nice smooth coverage for this large stamp)
  6. Use the coordinating die to cut out the sentiments in one pass; set the pieces aside
  7. Use a blending brush to blend Oceanside ink onto one end of a 4.25″ x 5.5″ panel of white cardstock, concentrating the color at one end
  8. Splatter the cardstock with an opaque white medium (I used Dina Wakley White Gloss Spray); set aside to dry
  9. Use the Modern Mosaic die to cut another piece of white cardstock
  10. Piece together and adhere the bottom pieces of the Modern Mosaic to the light end of the ink-blended background
  11. Trim 3/8″ off the length and the width of the combined panel
  12. Use glue to adhere the green tree and tree trunks, use foam tape to adhere the other trees and sentiments
  13. Use foam tape to adhere the card front to a card base

Thank you so much for visiting, I hope you have a great rest of the day!

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