Here’s a rustic Christmas card made from the Merry Moose Stamp Set and Moose Punch. Both these items are sold separately and can also be purchased as a bundle where you can save 10% . For those that head to the woods and/or in the northern parts of the country and see moose or just like moose in general, this is perfect card and stamp set for you. It’s also a great card to send to a hunter. This is another card we made in my classes this past weekend and everyone loved it.
I wanted it to look rustic so I used Crumb Cake cardstock for the base and sponged all around the edges on not only the card base but with every piece of cardstock on this card. I used my Buffalo Check background stamp and inked it up with Tuxedo Memento Black Ink and placed a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock on top of the stamp, placed another piece of copy paper on top of it, and rubbed it really good to transfer the ink onto the Cherry Cobbler cardstock. These colors are great for a rustic card.
What’s nice about the Buffalo Check stamp is, no matter what color cardstock or ink you use, you’ll always get a different and unique look.
The rest of the stamping was on Very Vanilla cardstock that was also sponged with crumb cake. The tree images were stamped first, second and third generation. For instance, I inked up the large tree with Mossy Meadow and stamped it onto the paper and without re-inkng, I stamped it a second and a third time so the trees would look lighter and appear in the background. I did the same with the small trees both on the front and the inside. I’m sorry the photo was not able to pick up the background trees because they were so light – but trust me…they are there, and they fill in the card nicely.
The raccoon was stamped with Soft Suede ink and colored with the Crumb Cake combo blends. The moose was stamped with Soft Suede onto Soft Suede cardstock and punched out with the Moose Punch. The greeting from the Dashing Deer stamp set was stamped with Cherry Cobbler as was the scarf for the moose. There is no die to cut out the scarf so you will have to cut that out by hand (fussy cut). I’m not a fan of fussy cutting but this is just straight lines, so it’s not bad at all. It cuts out quickly.
The Very Vanilla layer on the front of the card is popped up with stampin’ dimensionals as was the moose.
- Crumb Cake Card Base – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
- Cherry Cobbler Layer – 3″ x 4″; Inside Layer – 4″ x 5 1/4″
- Soft Suede to Stamp the Moose and cut out with Moose Punch – 3″ x 3 1/2″
- Very Vanilla Scrap for the Greeting and for the Scarf
I’m pleased at the way this card turned out and I know who I’m sending this too. We have friends that have a place in Maine that go there quite often and he is a hunter, so I will be sending this card to them. Although, I know my girlfriend will like the card, but her husband is going to like it more because that’s what he does. My girlfriend loves all my cards and has told me that she saves everyone of them because they’re so beautiful and you can’t find or get cards like this anywhere else. Even though she will like the moose card, I will also send another card but this one will be a more traditional that a woman would appreciate. I hope you like this card and bundle as much as I do and if you have family/friends that live in the northern areas or travel to them, then you may want to consider this beautiful bundle for your collection.
The Customer Appreciation PDF for the month of October was created by my teammate Holly Pederson and she focused on Fall and Thanksgiving. There are 6 cards that also include fun folds. The PDF includes all the instructions and supplies needed to create all 6 projects.
All you need to do to quality for a copy of the PDF is to place an order for $40 or more BEFORE tax and shipping in my online store and use Hostess Code RHJHXAEQ and I will send you the PDF via email within 48 hours of your order, When placing your order, please allow me to see your contact information so I’ll know who you are and where to send the PDF. Just remember to use Hostess Code RHJHXAEQ to quality. However, if your order if $150 or more, DO NOT use the hostess code and you will get all the rewards AND, I will still send you the PDF.