Scribble Tree Christmas Card

Scribble Tree Christmas Card

This simple card design features stamps from the “Solemn Stillness – Two Step Stamping” set from Stampin’ Up. It’s a retired, red rubber set from 2004, and as I struggled to line up the two layers – with my MISTI and a piece of acetate after remounting the stamps to make them cling stamps – I wondered how people did two step stamping with wood-mounted, red rubber stamps before the hinged stamp positioners. Yes, I used to use my stamp-a-ma-jig, but I’m wondering if there is a way to do it without a positioner…

For the “solid” portion of the tree, I inked up the stamp with Gina K Designs Christmas Pine ink, sprayed the inked stamp with water, and then stamped it on a piece of heavy weight white card stock. I re-spritzed the stamp (without re-inking) and stamped again. As I mentioned above, I used my MISTI for my stamping, and I found that I had less splatter and running if I left the inked stamp on the table and brought the paper to the stamp instead bringing the stamp to the paper as one normally would.

Once that was dry, I heat embossed the top layer with GKD Fine Detail Gold embossing powder and Versamark ink.

The greeting is from the “Merry Tree” mini set (retired?) from Gina K Designs. LOVE that font!!

Thanks for checking out my card project!

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9 thoughts on “Scribble Tree Christmas Card

  1. This is so very pretty. The design lends itself to not having to be perfect. You did so much work and it all shows. It always strikes me funny how hard we work to make things look slightly messy.


  2. This is a beautiful card! I’m willing to bet there were a lot of people that just practiced to figure out how to line everything up. I know they did it, but it’s so much easier now with all of our fun tools to help us out.


  3. I have that same SU stamp set and you have inspired me to pull it out again. Those red rubber stamps leave such a clean impression but I think we all began using the stamp a ma jig. Great tip on the misti and I love the colors and the larger layering panel for your focal panel.


  4. I never understood the stamp positioner or any type of masking technique for the longest time so always admired other people who got great results. What you have done here is lovely and thanks for the tip on how you created it. I love the font of that sentiment stamp too. If it were my stamp I think I would be using it all the time at Christmas.


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