Friday, December 9, 2022


I'm thinking that this may be the last Christmas Card I share for 2022.  If you don't have your Christmas Cards finished (or at least planned) by now, I'm sorry!  You have my sympathy!  That would be too much stress for me!  I still need to get mine addressed and mailed, but I think I have a sufficient number completed.  At least I hope I do!  If I don't -- you still may see another one.

You may consider today's card a little unusual for a Christmas Card.  It definitely isn't a traditional Christmas card, but sometimes, we just need to get artsy and let the creativity flow.

The background was made with the Smooshing Technique.  I used this technique on a card back in May of this year, and I found some leftover technique pieces in my stash that were too pretty to throw away, so I decided to use them.  May was prior to the launch of Connect to Create, so now I feel like I owe you a video on how to do this technique!  I will add it to my list.

The Tutorial for this card does include written instructions on how to do the Technique, so hopefully that will help until we get this technique on our Connect to Create schedule.

The colorful background was made on Shimmery White with Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana and Mango Melody Reinkers.

The tree stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento on the right is from the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set and the two deer were made with products from Peaceful Deer.

The Buck was simply punched from Basic Black cardstock with the Deer Builder Punch.  His Doe was stamped with the Leaping Deer Stamp before also being punched with the Deer Builder Punch. I decided to use the stamp that includes the Oh What Fun script for the doe because I figured, since she was female, she was probably chattier than her Buck.  Buck agreed!  He said he didn't want all that fancy writing all over his body!

Even though it is not a traditional Christmas Card, I'm sure I can find someone to sent it to who will enjoy the fact that it is a little unique!

It doesn't show very well in the photo, but the left edge of the inside panel is embossed with the Wintry 3D Pine Bough Embossing Folder.  This is the same folder that I used for the Basic White panel on the card front.  Since this is a narrow folder, it does not emboss a complete 5-1/4" x 4" piece of cardstock in one pass.  So, for the card front I ran it through the Embossing Machine Twice.  I knew most of the panel would be behind the focal point and so the slight line that was created where the two embossed sections met barely shows  I bet if I hadn't told you, you wouldn't even know.  Am I correct?

Use this link if you would like to download a free tutorial for today's card.

Below is a complete list of the Stampin' Up! Products that were used to create today's card.

If you ever have questions on the cards I share, please don't hesitate to contact me.  My favorite thing to do is to help others learn the tips and tricks of making cards!

Product List

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