One of my favourite types of stamp sets is one that allows me to mix and match pieces to create new images. Delivering Cheer is one of those sets and it’s a lot of fun. With two sets of legs and three different images with arms it’s really quite versatile. Today I decided it was time to show you the Christmas card I made with this set.
DELIVERING THE TREE
I’d already used the images with the bouquet of flowers and pile of gifts, so that left the tree to use today. For the bottom section of the image I chose the legs with the boots, with both sections stamped using Tuxedo Black ink.
It really doesn’t matter whether you stamp the top image first or the bottom one. Do whatever seems most appropriate depending on the project you’re making. The Delivering Cheer Stamp Set is made from see-through photopolymer material so it’s easy to line them up.
I decided to start with the coat and boots image, stamping it on the left of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White Card. Then I stamped the Christmas tree image, lining up the bottom edges of the arms with the top of the coat.
The tree would be my coordinating feature so I continued to stamp with that. First in the bottom right corner on the front of a Basic White Medium Envelope. Then in the bottom right corner of another 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White Card.
It was at this point I realised that the arms looked a bit odd, floating above the edge of the envelope and card layer. I still needed that bottom (second) image, even if it was for a fraction of an inch. So I lined up the images as before and added the top of the coat beneath the two sets of arms. Now the images made sense.
All I had left to stamp was the sentiment and I chose one from the Tidings & Trimmings Stamp Set. Using Tuxedo Black ink again I stamped “May your days be merry & bright” on the first layer of Basic White Card. Now I was ready to colour and assemble my project.
For quick colouring I turned to my Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers with all three images coloured the same.
On the coat I used light and dark Misty Moonlight Stampin’ Blends, while the legs and gloves were light and dark Cherry Cobbler. The tree was simply a series of scribbles using light and dark Mossy Meadow to fill in the general shape. Finally I used the Bronze Stampin’ Blends for the tree trunk.
After all three images were done the rest of the card was quick and easy to complete.
Using my Paper Trimmer I cut and scored some Cherry Cobbler Card. I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. Then, using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I fixed the Basic White layer with the partial image inside the card base.
Next I cut a 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ piece of Misty Moonlight Card and mounted the main Basic White panel on top. Once the assembled layer was glued to the front of the card base my project was finished.
I love how this card turned out and have never been disappointed with the projects created using the Delivering Cheer Stamp Set. You’ll find the others in these previous blog posts:
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Tidings & Trimmings Stamp Set with the coordinating Christmas Trimmings Dies (not used today) using a single ‘bundle’ item number. This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the same two items separately. I’ve included this bundle option below in case you want to explore this further.