Guest Designer – Tina Guigui Dornbaum

Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. Today I am on the Trinity Stamps blog as Guest Designer for November. I have a fun card to share with you using the Shake Your Merry Stamp set, 6×6 Layered Pine Stencils and the Slimline Series Envelope Builder Dies. I will show you how you can use the Scallop die from the set to use on an A2 card. Below you will find the steps to create your own Shake Your Merry Maker card.

Step 1 – Trim White Cardstock to 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”, score at 4 1/4” and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (A2)
 
Step 2 – Trim Patterned Paper to 5 1/2” x 4 1/4” and adhere to card front using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive. (I used Simple Stories 6×8 Simple Vintage Christmas Paper Pad.)
 
Step 3 – Trim White Cardstock to 5 1/2” x 4 1/4”. Use Purple Tape to temporarily adhere the Cardstock and then the 6×6 Layered Pine Stencil (1st layer). Using an ink applicator apply your lightest green ink and work onto the 2nd layer with a darker shade, ending with the darkest for the last layer. (I used Distress Oxide Inks Old Paper, Mowed Lawn and Pine Needles.) Apply ink to add the tree trunk and star. To create a glittery snow effect I applied Nuvo Crystals Drops Simple White and while it was still wet I sprinkled Glitter. Let dry. Trim to 5” x 3 3/4” and adhere to card using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.
 
Step 4 – Diecut Slimline Series Envelope Builder using Red Cardstock. Trim it in half and reposition to make it 5” x 3 3/4”. Adhere to card using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive. By aligning it you barely see that it was cut. 
 
Step 5 – Stamp Shake Your Merry Maker image using Gina K Amalgam Ink. Color using medium of your choice. I used Spectrum Noir Classique Markers. Optional for added interest use Nuvo Shimmer Pen to add sparkle to the white accents on the Santa image. Diecut or fussy cut the image and adhere to card using an Action Wobble.
 
Step 6 – Stamp Shake Your Merry Maker sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black Ink at the upper left corner.

Step 7 – For added interest and sparkle randomly adhere Gold Baubles using an Embellishment Wand and Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The Shake Your Merry Maker stamp set was begging for that Action Wobble so Santa could get his groove on. If you would like to see all the products I used visit my blog for all details. Thank you so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

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