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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Dasher in the Woods Card

This card is one of my stamp club projects. While it may look complicated, it is a quick and relatively simple card. Once again, I'm using the Dasher stamp. I have used this stamp in three different Christmas cards!

Supply List
Item Description Price
116816 Dasher Stamp $8.95
115026 Lovely As A Tree Stamp Set $27.95
115370 Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set $36.95
105209 Classic Stampin Pad Bashful Blue $5.95
102265 Classic Stampin Pad Bordering Blue $5.95
102977 Classic Stampin Pad Night Of Navy $5.95
103133 Classic Stampin Pad Real Red $5.95
100867 Card Stock Night Of Navy 8 1/2X11 $5.50
102482 Card Stock Real Red 8 1/2X11 $5.50
102028 Card Stock Confetti White 8 1/2X11 $9.50
109046 Punch 1 Inch Circle $10.95
105090 Punch Word Window $15.95
116630 Punch Modern Label $15.95
101610 Stamping Sponges $3.50
102023 Glitter Dazzling Diamonds $4.50
100425 2-Way Glue Pen $3.50

Cut the following pieces of cardstock.

Night of Navy: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches
Real Red: 5 1/4 x 4 inches
Confetti White: 5 x 3 3/4 inches

Step 1

Stamp the trees with Bordering Blue and Dasher with Night of Navy.

Step 2

Make a mask by stamping the trees on a scrap that is wider than the card. Cut the scrap along the ground line. You will have to extend it beyond the stamped image.

Make a second mask by punching out a 1 inch circle.

Put removable adhesive on the back of both masks. While there are many different removable adhesives, my favorite is to use SNAIL on the back of the mask. Then stick the mask to your clothing and peel it off a couple of times. The lint from your clothing will make the SNAIL and mask removable when you use it on paper.

Place the masks as shown in the picture.

Step 3

Lightly sponge Bashful Blue ink through the sky and beneath the trees. Remember to use a light touch similar to how you would apply blush to your face. Go lightly and blend out the edges. You want parts of the sky to be lighter and some areas to be darker.

Step 4

Using Night of Navy, darken the sky especially beneath the trees and by the moon. Again, you want to blend the edges and have areas of light and dark.

Move the mask you used for the ground line to make it look like Dasher is standing on a small hill. Use the same sponge with Night of Navy without adding more ink. You can also add a few shadows in the snow especially beneath the trees. Again, sponge lightly and blend your edges.

Step 5

Step 5 is optional and doesn't show up well in this scan. I added glitter here and there in the snow, especially under Dasher. My favorite way to add glitter is to use our 2-Way Glue Pen. The pen tip makes it easy to add as much or as little glitter as you would like.

Assemble the card per the picture and you are done! Many thanks to Carridine for inspiring me to put together this tutorial. If you have any questions about this technique, please post a comment here.

Sharon Cheng
Richland Hills, TX