I combined two of the stamp sets from Oak Tree Stamps to create this little scene that's perfect for the holidays. The simple outlines of the bear and tree make them easy to fussy cut around to obtain this patterned layer effect.
Making the Card
1. Cut green cardstock 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches. Fold in half to create a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch base. Cut black cardstock 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 inches. Adhere to green base as shown.
2. With black ink, stamp tree (Bear Hugs) on tree patterned paper (Magical Collection by Studio Calico); fussy cut around tree. Stamp bear on brown patterned paper (I found this sheet in my stash but don't know where it came from - one of my 6x6 pads... use any medium brown lightly patterned paper for this). Fussy cut around bear. Stamp stump of tree on same brown patterned paper; fussy cut. Stamp bear on light brown patterned paper (Far and Away FA1010). Fussy cut muzzle, tummy, feet, and inside ears.
3. Go around each cut piece with a black marker to cover white edges. Adhere parts of bear where they belong; glue stump on tree. Optional: add some pink chalk to bear's cheeks, ears, and pads of feet.
4. Cut blue snow patterned paper (Magical Collection by Studio Calico) 3 3/4 x 5 inches. Randomly stamp snowflakes (All I Want for Christmas) in embossing ink. Emboss with Silver Pearl embossing powder.
5. Cut white cardstock with snow edge (Outdoor Edges). Line up on blue snowflake paper as shown and trim from back. Stamp Merry Christmas sentiment (All I Want for Christmas) where shown.
6. Adhere to card front. Adhere tree where shown. Use dimensional tape to adhere bear. Tie bow with white ribbon. Adhere bow and button as shown.
- Cardstock: Green, Black, White
- Ink: Black (Versafine Onyx Black)
- Oak Tree Stamp Sets: Bear Hugs, All I Want for Christmas
- Patterned Paper 6x6 Pads: Magical Collection (Studio Calico) 331570, Far and Away FA1010
- Black Marker (e.g. Memento Marker Tuxedo Black)
- Optional: Pink Chalk
- Embossing Ink (e.g. VersaMark)
- Embossing Powder: Silver Pearl (Ranger)
- Elizabeth Craft Designs 914 Outdoor Edges
- Dimensional Tape
- Embellishments: Button with Snowflake, White Ribbon