Rubbernecker Black Friday 2019

This time of year, many of us are making Christmas cards but there is always a need for handmade winter greeting cards for other purposes. I love this card for those – it could be a thank you card, a thinking of you card, maybe even a sympathy card.  I make a couple of these every winter season to have on hand.

For this project I used the Rubbernecker Stamps Moose Set, Deckle Frame, Splatter Background and Nested Circle.

Looking for some non-holiday handmade winter greeting cards? Click through for a very pretty project!

Masking the Scene

  • Tear off a piece of Eclipse tape large enough for the moon circle and attach it to a piece of scrap cardstock.
  • Set the taped cardstock and circle die on the platform and run through the machine to cut the circle mask.
  • Remove the circle mask from the cardstock and attach it to the sky area of the card base.
  • Create the ground mask by using deckle scissors to cut an uneven edge off of a strip of masking tape.
  • Attach the ground mask to the card base.
  • Apply color to the sky area using a large blender brush and Tea Dye distress ink. Note:  I always brush the ink of scrap paper after each application before applying it on the scene.  That way I am always sure to get an even application.

 

Come see this simple but beautiful example of all purpose handmade winter greeting cards!

The Trees and Frame

  • Remove the circle and ground mask.
  • Stamp the trees across the scene base using both sizes of the trees. using Tea Dye ink.
  • Apply shadows in front of the trees using a mini applicator.  Note: It is important to use a very gentle touch when applying the shadows.  I touch the applicator to scrap paper before applying it to the card base.
  • Heat dry the whole card base with the heat gun and lightly rub the Magic Bag over the whole card base. Note:  The Magic Bag prepares your cardstock for embossing by eliminating static cling.
  • Use white pigment ink to stamp the falling snow.
  • Sprinkle white embossing powder over the whole card base and heat emboss.
  • Apply ink around the edges of the card base using a mini applicator to create a perfect match to the trees.
  • Cut the frame using white cardstock, apply strips of mounting tape to the back and attach it to the card base.

Handmade winter greeting cards don't all have to be holiday themed - come check out this beautiful example!

Here are links to the stamps and dies I used for my card.

 
5176-01D Deckle Frame Die
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http://www.rubbernecker.com/productde…
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1231 Splatter Background
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Nested Circle Die Cut Set 5002D
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Here are links to the tools and supplies.

 
Embossing Magic Bag, Inkadinkado
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Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,…
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Tea Dye, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder,…
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Unicorn White, Hero Arts Pigment Ink Pad
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Tape, Judikins Eclipse
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Twins, Judikins Eclipse
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Clear Acrylic Block 4.78″ X 6.125″…
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Clear Acrylic Block 3.25″ X 4.25″…
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Paper Edger Scissors-Deckle
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Life Changing Blender Brush – 2 Pack,…
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Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
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Fiskars Recycled 12-Inch Bypass…
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Embossing Gun (Wagner), Hero Arts
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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12mm (1/2″), Be Creative Tape
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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I hope you are finding time to get a chance to play with your crafting supplies and make some handmade winter greeting cards that you can use for lots of different occasions – like this one!  Check out this Pinterest link for more handmade winter greeting card inspiration.  Be sure to check out the Rubbernecker Black Friday Sale as it ends tonight. Thank you for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful upcoming weekend.