• Donna Biderman

Stunning Interfaith Holiday Card!

Updated: Dec 15, 2020

Last night I lay in bed creating cards in my head - what, you prefer to sleep? - and couldn't stop thinking of a interfaith card for my neighbors. I came up with an idea and made it this morning just as I thought. It's a great card for a family with both Christian and Jewish members.

Ingredients: White, Misty Moonlight, Pear Pizazz, and So Saffron cardstocks; Early Espresso ink; Merry Moose stamp set (or use a different sentiment); Basic Pearls; Real Red Stampin' Blends; Tasteful Textiles embossing folder; Rectangle Stitched dies, Layering Circles dies, and Pine Woods dies; Stampin' Cut and Emboss machine (and magnetic plate if you have it); Trimmer; foam adhesive sheets or glue dots; Stampin' dimensionals; paper snips.

Recipe: Cut a piece of white cardstock in half horizontally, score in the middle horizontally, and fold to create a card base that is 5.5x4.25 horizontally. Cut another piece of white using the largest rectangle stitched die, then run the die cut through the machine in the tasteful textiles EF (it is important to die cut first and emboss second, or the die cut will press down on the embossed area and de-emboss it).

For both the tree and the candles, die cut on foam adhesive if possible. If not, you will need to carefully place glue dots on the pieces to adhere to the paper. It's simply easier if you have the foam adhesive.

Cut a tree from pear pizazz using the Pine Woods Dies, and cut it in half (I left a little extra on the trunk to make it stronger, so I actually just cut off the branches on the right and left the entire trunk). Cut a second tree from so saffron, and cut off four ends of branches - choose the ones that look the most like flames on candles, and trim if necessary.

Cut four candles using layering circle dies. Using a magnetic plate if possible, put the smallest circle on moonlight madness, and put the third largest die outside it, keeping the dies as centered together as possible, and cut. Repeat using the second and fourth smallest dies, the third and fifth smallest dies, and the fourth and sixth smallest dies (using the magnetic plate I was able to cut all four at the same time on one quarter sheet). Cut a little more than a quarter off each circle. Place the quarter pieces in a row vertically and trim with paper snips as necessary to make them look correct, making certain to cut the top straight horizontally.

Layer the pieces as shown on the piece that has been die cut and dry embossed, and adhere.

Color three basic pearls with real red Stampin' Blends. Let dry a few minutes then attach to the tree as shown.

Stamp Happiest of Holidays from Merry Moose stamp set in early espresso in the bottom right as shown. You can choose another sentiment if you so desire.

Using Stampin' dimensionals, adhere the decorated piece to the card base.

Happiest of holidays to you all!

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