You just HAVE to see this adorable handmade retro camper Christmas card!
I absolutely love all the fun retro designs that are popping up so you can imagine how excited I was to see this new die set from Rubbernecker. I practically RAN into my craft room and sat right down to design this handmade retro camper Christmas card, letting the dies do all the work letting me just have so much fun!
I’ve included a little video below to show you how I made my tree look like it was covered in snow. I get lots of “How did you do that?” questions and I love sharing the details with you all because A) they are usually pretty easy and B) I had to figure a lot of this stuff out on my own and it took forever sometimes and I want you all to have a shorter, more fun learning curve! Be sure to check it out.
To make this project I used Rubbernecker’s Retro Camper, Half Tree, Evergreen Trees, Deckle Hills, Greenery #1, Tiny Ornaments, Small Birds, Splatter Background. And as much detail as there is on this card, every single thing except for the snow fall on the background and the little clumps of snow on the greenery was made with a die cut.
Let’s get started making this retro camper Christmas card together!
Card Base and Snow Layers
- Cut a light blue A2 sized card base.
- Secure the Splatter Background stamp and card base in the MISTI and stamp using white pigment ink.
- Apply white embossing powder to the card base and heat with the heat gun.
- Use white cardstock to cut 3 snow layers with different shapes.
- Attach the two back layers directly to the card base using double stick tape.
- Use mounting tape to attach the front snow layer to the card base.
- Use green cardstock to cut the Evergreen Trees and run them through a straight crimper to add dimension.
- Tuck the trees in behind the back snow layer and attach them to the card base using pieces of mounting tape.
Snow Covered Tree
I made this short video to show I add the snowy branches to my bare winter tree. I love how pretty it looks in this scene. Once the tree is finished tuck it in behind the middle snow layer and attach using thin strips of mounting tape and rolled up double stick tape.
Retro Camper and Christmas Lights
- Cut the Retro Camper using light blue, red, green, white and black cardstock.
- Attach the parts and pieces together using Connect glue.
- Use green, red, blue and yellow cardstock to cut the Christmas string and lights.
- Attach the two strings to the camper base using Connect glue.
- Use tiny pop dots to attach the Tiny Ornaments and attach them along the strings.
- Apply clear Stickles to the lights to add sparkle.
- Cut tiny Greenery branches to create little arrangements for the top of the camper and the camper door. using glossy accents.
- Attach the camper to the front snow layer using pieces of mounting tape.
Greenery, Birds and Snow
- Cut the Greenery using green cardstock.
- Tuck the branches in behind the snow layers and attach using glossy accents.
- Use a tiny tipped paint brush and white Gesso to apply touches of falling snow to the camper and branches.
- Use red cardstock to cut the Small Birds, color their beaks with a black marker and attach them to the scene using small pieces of mounting tape.
I love this little Retro Camper and how cute it looks in the snow scene and I have lots of fun ideas to make for future projects! Be sure to check this and all the other brand new things from Rubbernecker – there’s something for everyone!
Are you think you want to try this handmade retro camper Christmas card? If you have any questions about anything in the post, drop me a comment and I will help! As I said, I want everyone to feel like they can make the cards they see in their minds and if I can help you learn, I am here!