I love the sentiment “The holidays are a time to open our hearts” that is at the center of this card. The card was stamped with the Alte New stamp set Festive Foliage which allows you to stamp a fir tree with two to four colors.
I stamped this card from a piece of heavy white cardstock 5 ½ inches x 11 inches using a stamping platform so that I could position the stamps easily. I used a different green ink for the tree and the heart foliage stamps. The tree is Tranquil Tide, and the heart is Pear Pizzazz. The sentiments were stamped with VersaMark-Watermark ink and heat embossed with a gold embossing powder. The red heart is stamped using Real Red ink.
To create the tri-fold base I scored and fold the longest edge at 4 ¼ inches and 2 ½ inches. Once the tree was stamped on the front, I opened the card out flat and using a craft knife cut the heart out of the card front. Next, I refold the card and placed the cutout heat back in place and stamped the heart foliage. I also opened the card front, slipped a scrap piece of paper in and stamped the inside flap with the heart in green as well. I then put glue on the inside stamped heart section and with the cut-out heart in the tree front, closed the card and adhered the cut-out heart to inside flap. Once the glue had dried, I also stamped the back side of the flap and heat with green foliage stamp. With the inside flap unfold, but the front fold shut I positioned the solid heart stamp to be stamped directly behind the foliage hearts.
To finish the card, I folded the card and taped the front tightly shut to spray some gold mica mist over the front of the card for added interest and glued a small red ribbon to the top of the tree.
See the gift tags I stamped using the same stamp set by clicking here.
- Stampin’ Up – Classic Stampin’ Pad –Pear Pizzazz, Real Red and Tranquil Tide
- Ranger – Embossing Powder – Gold
- Nuvo Mica Mist – Antique Gold
- Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue
- Narrow red grosgrain ribbon from my stash