CAS Engineering Tree Christmas Card

CAS Engineering Tree Christmas Card

This is a very simple CAS christmas card. I used the Altenew stamp set “Engineers Rule” so it is a more masculine christmas card perfect for engineers or handymen. The motivation for this card was to enter the CAS Christmas card challenge which you can find here.

If you prefer to watch a video on how I made this card there is a link below:

The first step was to mask the triangle for the tree. On a standard note card I used a ruler to mark the centre of the card then used purple masking tape to form a triangle. I taped the notecard to my ‘We R Memory Keepers Precision Press’ (just a stamping platform!) then arranged the small engineering images from the Engineers Rule stamp set inside that triangle.

Using Gina K Designs Amalgam Ink in Jet Black, I stamped the images onto the notecard a few times to make sure I got a good impression.

I then removed the masking tape. I used a ruler and a black ink pen to draw a dashed line to outline the tree.

The tree needed a stand or trunk and I found a ‘Merry Christmas’ sentiment from Simon Says Stamp’s Clean Line Christmas stamp set that lined up perfectly with the base of my ‘tree’ to give a metaphorical stump. I decided to stamp that sentiment using Stampin’ Up Cherry Cobbler ink and my precision press stamping platform.

I then trimmed down the edges – mainly to trim off the tear in the card (caused by my impatience when removing washi tape in an earlier step). Then I used double-sided tape to adhere the notecard to a navy blue card base.

In hindsight, I think it would have looked better had I heat embossed the sentiment and spotlighted some of the images making up the tree. However, it was a very quick card to make and I’m sure one of the engineers in my life will appreciate it.

Happy Crafting!

Mel Crafting.

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