Saturday, September 20, 2014

Yosemite Winter Wonderland

Here's another card I made using the Yosemite Cabin stamp from the NEW Crafter's Companion Art-Kure US Landmarks Collection.

I watercolored with Distress Markers -- then added accents of snow using Snow Glitter, Crystal Glitter and Polar Ice FlowerSoft. I punched out a circle from Crafter's Companion Black Pearl Shimmering Cardstock to make a faux button. The "button" is adhered with Double Sided Foam Adhesive to the left flap. The end of the right flap tucks under the edge of the button.

Open the flaps to reveal the full scene. The sentiment is from Crafter's Companion Vintage Collection Christmas Sentimentals - Let It Snow set. I stamped the sentiment on a strip of the Black Pearl Shimmering Cardstock using Versamark ink -- then heat embossed with white embossing powder.

I seriously want to spend Christmas at this cabin! Doesn't it look so peaceful and relaxing :)

Card Base Tutorial
The finished card size is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (standard A2 size)
Here's how to make the card base:

Score a 10 3/4" x 5 1/2" piece of cardstock at 3 1/4" and again at 7 1/2".
I use colored cardstock that is white on the back.

Hand-cut the bottom flaps to the score lines.

Fold in the flaps.

Trim off the top side panels. I used a paper cutter, making sure to keep the folded flaps out of the way of the cutting blade. If you prefer, you could do this with scissors by cutting along the scored line.

Your card base is now ready to decorate.

Happy Stamping!


Tenia Nelson said...


America said...

Love that stamp and these colors and the sparkle. ALL CRAZY GORGEOUS. Fab tutorial too.