No Stamping Required Christmas Card

Today’s card was inspired by one of the CARDtober challenges taking place this month over at 2Peas Refugees. There is a different themed card making challenge each day this month. The day 3 challenge was to use vellum on a card. I decided to pair that with the gorgeous leaping stag die from the Detailed Deer Thinlets Dies from Stampin’ Up to create this card with absolutely no stamping required. You could stamp a sentiment on the inside if you wanted, but you could just as easily hand write that if you didn’t want to do any stamping.

Mel's Card Corner | No Stamping Required Christmas Card

I started by cutting the various layers for my card. The A2 top-folding card base is made of Real Red cardstock. I cut a layer of the plaid paper from the Under the Mistletoe paper pack to 3-7/8 x 5-1/8″. I matted it with a layer of Old Olive card stock cut to 4 x 5-1/4″. Since I was using a red card base, I also cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4″ to go on the inside of the card. I adhered all these layers together using Tombow liquid glue.

For the focal image, I die cut the deer from a piece of gold Sparkle Cardstock from the Holiday pack by Lawn Fawn. Since the antlers are pretty detailed, I used the Precision Base Plate in my Big Shot to ensure it cut out cleanly. I also die cut a vellum circle using a 2-3/4″ circle die to go behind the deer. I used the regular Big Shot sandwich for cutting out the circle.

I adhered the deer to the vellum using Multi Medium Matte. Using the same glue, I adhered the vellum circle to the card base. I only put glue on the back of the vellum circle behind where the deer was place to ensure the adhesive would be hidden.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my card today. Be sure to stop back tomorrow to see another card where I used a die cut as the focal image, but for that card, there’s some stamping involved, too. 🙂

Until next time …

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