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Quick Christmas Card

Still want to make hand-stamped Christmas cards but time is running out? (yes, I am in the same boat--always). Here's a wonderfully colorful and quick card that will fill the bill--creating your own card and getting them done before it's too late! Try this one....it doesn't take very much time and it does look awesome:

Cardinal

Here are the dimensions:
8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score the 8 1/2 side at 4 1/4 Very Vanilla Cardstock  (#101650)
5 1/8 X 3 7/8 Brushed Gold Cardstock (#102935)
5 X 3 3/4 Very Vanilla Cardstock

Here are the supplies:
Beauty of the Season stamp set (#135779)
Black Stazon Ink Pad (#101406)
Markers: Real Red (#100052), Crumb Cake (#120967)), Pumpkin Pie(#105115)
Versamark Ink Pad (#102283)
Good Greetings Stamp Set: Merry Christmas (#135017)*
Gold embossing powder (#109129) + Heat Gun (#129053)*
*Running really short on time: substitute the above 3 lines with Stazon Black Ink
Multipurpose Adhesive glue (#110755), Dimensionals (#104430)
Very Vanilla Envelopes (#107300)

Here are the directions:
1. On 5 X 3 3/4 Vanilla cardstock stamp cardinal in Stazon ink (& Merry Christmas if you are short on time)
    a. Greeting alternative: stamp Merry Christmas in Versamark, sprinkle with gold embossing powder, heat with heat gun.
2. Color cardinal with Real Red marker, branch with Crumb Cake, Berries with Pumpkin Pie
3. Adhere this layer to Brushed Gold layer with dimensionals; adhere this combo to card  front.

So, this one should be relatively easy to make. If you need any help, email me at sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com.  Wow your friends this Christmas and send them these beautiful hand-stamped greeting cards. This design is created to maximize the Wow factor and minimize the time required to create them.  Imagine your friends opening the envelope and their eyes popping out when they see what you have created.  (I highly recommend that you sign the back of the card with something like "Hand-stamped especially for you by "your name.")  Then just sit back and wait for the postman to deliver the cards and your phone (or email) starts to buzz!

Enjoy!

 

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