Today I’m sharing a lamp post Christmas card with red cardinals and falling snow. Last week I shared a similar card that featured a bicycle with the lamp post. I love creating snowy scenes for my holiday cards and using either stamped or die cut evergreens. The tree I used to create the background scene is my all time favorite evergreen tree stamps and is from the Rubbernecker Stamps 3 Pine Tree set. The falling snow was created using the Splatter Background. The dies used for the card are the Winter Lamp Post, Deckle Hills, Cardinals and Tiny Leaves.
The Snowy Tree Background
- Stamp the front row of trees using Shady Lane ink.
- Create the second tree row by stamping off the image once on scrap paper before stamping on the scene base. Repeat this step to complete the second row.
- Heat dry the ink on the whole scene base with the heat gun to prepare for stamping the falling snow to avoid having embossing powder sticking to it.
- Apply white pigment ink to the Splatter Background and stamp it on the scene.
- Sprinkle white embossing powder over the scene, shake off excess and heat using the heat gun. Note: Sometimes it’s necessary to turn the card base face down and strike a few times on the back to remove excess powder.
The Die Cut Images
- Use black and white cardstock to cut the lamp post and snowy accessories.
- Stamp the lamp post with the Splatter Background and emboss with white embossing powder.
- Attach white pieces to the lamp post using glossy accents.
- Use white cardstock to cut the deckle hills.
- Cut the cardinals using red cardstock and color their beaks using a black marker.
The Holly Wreath
- Create a 3/4″ round circle base for the wreath. Note: When I’m making a tiny wreath I punch out a circle using my 3/4″ circle punch and then use my snips to cut out the center to create the wreath base. I attach the two ends together using glossy accents to close the base.
- Cut the tiny leaves using green cardstock and punch out several red 1/16″ circles.
- Begin attaching the leaves to the wreath base using glossy accents and continue all the way around.
- Attach tiny red circles to the wreath using glossy accents.
- Note: I cut a very thin strip of red cardstock to make the tiny red bow. I softened the cardstock by pulling it across my fingers a couple of times to make it easier to work with in forming the bow. I didn’t actually tie it like ribbon but formed the loops and glued them to each other using glossy accents.
Assemble the Lamp Post Christmas Card
- Apply double stick tape to the back snow layer and attach it to the card base.
- Use a strip of mounting tape to attach the front layer of snow to the card base.
- Attach the wreath to the lamp post using glossy accents and paint the tips of the leaves using white Gesso..
- Apply strips of mounting tape to the lamp post tuck it in behind the snow layer and attach to the card base.
- Finish the scene by attaching the three cardinals using small pieces of mounting tape.
Here are dies and stamp used to make my project.
Here are the tools and supplies.