Christmas cards are always on my mind these days. I want to show you how to create a Christmas card with the Making Christmas Bright stampset. I created another card with this stampset. You can view that here.
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Stamp the Main Image on the Front
The first thing I did with this card was to cut out all of the pieces, including the white oval. Normally I would stamp first and then die cut, but because the white space I would be placing the light bulbs and the sentiment was small, I decided it would be best to cut first then stamp.
I stamped the sentiment first because I wanted to make sure I gave myself room at the top for the words. Then I stamped the line the light bulbs would rest from.
Next I stamped the ligh bulbs with Poppy Parade. I stamped 2 with the star inside and one each of the “merry”, “and”, and “bright”. This gave me 5 lighbulbs.
I didn't take a screen shot, but the next thing to do is punch out your light bulbs.
Then stamp those little ends of the light bulb that looks like the screw for the bulb. A small strip of Basic Grey will do the trick for this. I love my organization for my scraps. I separate each of the colors into their own folder and label it with my Dyno Turbo Label Maker. It saves me money when I can go to that folder to use up my scraps. The folder is pretty thick plastic so my paper doesn't get wrinkled or damaged.
Craft Storage Resource
Focal Point Details
Once you have stamped your small light screws, then punch them out. Be sure to put the paper in the correct direction.
The cut out pieces can be very small and somewhat hard to handle. That is why I like to use the reverse tweezer to hold the smaller pieces. I can set the tweezer down and the small piece stays attached to the tweezer until I am ready to release it.
I used the fine tip glue and placed a very tiny spot on the top of the bulb, being careful not to get it on the ink (or it will run). Then I picked up the small grey piece with my tweezer and placed it where I needed it to be, at the top of the bulb.
Now comes the tricky part. I want to stamp the “light tick marks” under the bulbs on the white paper but I want to make sure they line up where it will make sense on the card. So I placed the bulbs along the grey line where I want them to eventually go but I did not adhere them down yet.
Next with one hand I held the stamp over the bulb where I would stamp it, and with the other, I slid the bulb away and stamped directly down where the bulb was.
So you will see what it looks like once you move the ligh bulb away from the paper.
Once you are done stamping the tick marks, this is what your paper should look like.
Assemble the card
Once you are completed with the stamping of the focal point, set it aside. Now we will work on the card panels and getting them assembled. Adhere the DSP to the larger white cardstock, being careful to center it before you make your final press.
At this point in the tutorial, I adhered the white card stock and DSP panel to the card base, not realizing that I forgot to adhere the ribbon. My finger is showing where the ribbon should have been adhered to and tucked in, but now since I already glued it down, I made the decision to just go with it.
I adhered the ribbon over the entire card base and tucked the tails in with mini glue dots, but as you can see, that creates an ugly side. I will need to cut a piece of Poppy Parade cardstock to adhere over this so it hides the ribbon tails.
The focal point of this card is the lightbulbs which are stamped and punched out. There is a 3-D effect because the white oval cut out is stamped and then the light bulbs are adhered with dimensional dots.
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