Can you tell the difference in these two Santa’s Sleigh Christmas Tree Christmas Cards? I found this sample in a magazine we Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators receive from Stampin’ Up! quarterly, in an issue from last year, when the Santa’s Sleigh Stamp Set was new. The sample was made pretty much like my card on the left. When I looked at it closely and looked at the list of supplies to make it, I was surprised that it wasn’t actually made like my card on the right!
The original sample, the card on the left, is actually made with some brown colors rather that metallics like my card on the right. In the sample, one tree is die cut with the Santa’s Sleigh Dies Thinlits out of Soft Suede Cardstock and the other tree out of Crumb Cake Cardstock. The center tree is stamped with Soft Suede Ink and die cut. The card base and layer are made from the beautiful Shimmery White Cardstock. The center tree is made with this cardstock as well. There are also some Soft Suede stamped stars and some die cut stars.
Since I originally thought the sample was made with metallics, I made another card with the Shimmery White cardstock. The center tree is stamped with Versamark Ink and embossed with Gold Emboss Powder using the Heat Tool. The other two trees are die cut from the Gold Foil Sheets and the Copper Foil Sheet.
The center tree on both cards are popped up with both Stampin’ Dimensionals and the new Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. In some cases, even the Mini Dimensionals are too large. If this is the case you can cut along the edges of the dimensional sheet as necessary.
To finish off the card, Linen Thread is wrapped around the card layer. On the metallic card, I tried some other ribbons, but mostly they were too large since the trees take up a lot of space. The greeting is stamped, in both cases, with Soft Suede Ink, although it could also be embossed in gold. In the original sample, the linen thread goes entirely over all the trees (not tucked under the center tree) and the greeting as well was adhered up by the trees and tucked under the linen thread. I chose to just put the greeting at the bottom of the card.
Both of these styles of Christmas cards are very pretty! I would say using the embossing and foil steps it up a bit. I’m even going to try some other designer paper. I think you could do many variations with this card! Just get started and then see where your creativity takes you! You can copy these samples of the Santa’s Sleigh Christmas Tree Christmas Card and see what you come up with!