Today, I’m sharing a Christmas card using Dreamerland Crafts stamps called The Most Wonderful Gift Of All – D18038 and for the sentiment Happiness Is Time Spent With A Good Friend – D20009. Do you remember playing with your train sets at Christmas time? I remember playing with my brothers and cousins sets. It was always so much fun watching the trains go around the tracks.
To make this card I used a base of 5.5″ x 4.25″ using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. For the background paper, I used Recollections – Burgundy cardstock cut to the same size as the base. The background layer was cut from Carta Bella – Santa’s Workshop paper, cut to the size of 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rustic Wilderness was used to ink around the edges and it was attached to the burgundy background using double-sided tape. My Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Die was used to die-cut the Recollections – Burgundy cardstock for the background to go behind the coloured image. This was popped up onto the main background with 3M double-sided tape. Using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, I die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Cardstock. With my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the main image onto this die cut. I then taped the die cut back over the paper and coloured in the image using Copic markers. This allowed me to keep a thin white border around the coloured image. Stickles – Diamond was used to fill in the area on the inside of the tracks to represent a snowy base. I used Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen to add some snow to the little trees and some of the roof tops. Once the Stickles was all dry, I stamped the sentiment using Versamark ink. This was embossed using my Marvy Heat Embossing Tool and Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder. I added 3M double-sided tape to the back of the coloured image and popped it up.
Lastly, I placed some washi-tape onto white cardstock and trimmed it to have a thin white border. I ran this through my Xyron Create a Sticker so that it would lay flat and placed it onto some Recollections – Burgundy cardstock. Using my paper trimmer, I trimmed around the edges and them popped it up onto the background using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to finish off the card.
Stamp: The Most Wonderful Gift Of All – D18038 – Dreamerland Crafts
Sentiment: Happiness Is Time Spent With A Good Friend – D20009 – Dreamerland Crafts
Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rustic Wilderness
Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Carta Bella – Santa’s Workshop (12″ x 12″), Recollections – Burgundy
Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies
Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail
Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Marvy Heat Embossing Tool, Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Xyron Create a Sticker, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen
Image coloured with Copic Markers:
Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R30, R22, R20 (Eyes – Sakura Glaze – Black pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen)
Hair: E47, E44, E43, E41
PJ’s: B37, B14, B12
Bear: E57, E55, E53, E51, R22, R20 (Eyes and Nose – Sakura Glaze – Black pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen)
Trees: YG67, YG17, G21, E23
Homes: B02, B00, C2, C1, C00, E23
Train: Y17, Y15, Y02, T7, T5, T3, T1, C2, C1, C00, R37, R35
Floor: E43, E42, E41
Wall: Y08, Y06, Y04
Floor Boards: C1, C0, C00, Colorless Blender
Hope you like it and have a great week!
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