1. Trim a sheet of A4 (or American Letter) sized card stock so it fits the width of a standard envelope.
2. Divide the card into 3 sections with the centre one just slightly larger than 1/3.
3. Score along the 2 fold lines
4. Rubber stamps have a cushion between them and the wooden block to provide even stamping. Clear stamps however do not have this cushion. So to get a clean, even image with a clear stamp you need to place a stamping cushion/mat underneath the card or paper you are printing onto. If you don't have one an upside down mouse mat on top of a hard surface will do the job.
5. First we are going to stamp the tree on the right-hand flap. This means stamping on the left-hand side of the card-stock. Place a piece of scrap paper along the central section alongside the scoreline. this will mask the edge of the stamped image.
6. Attach the tree stamp and some mushrooms etc. to the acrylic block, ink it up and press firmly with it overlapping onto the scrap paper. (If you will be colouring with alcohol based markers then use a dye based ink, if you will be using water colours then use a pigment ink for the stamps)
7. On the other side I want to repeat the tree, but have it behind some characters. First stamp the characters that will be in the foreground. Then stamp the image again onto some scrap paper.
8. Cut out the scrap image
9. Attach the scrap directly on top of the main stamped image using low-tack tape.
10. Ink up the background tree stamp, add a scrap paper mask along the score line as before and stamp the tree image.
11. Remove the masks and you will see the characters in front of the tree.
12. Continue adding stamped images to both sides to complete the scene.
13. Turn the card over and stamp some surprise images on the inside of the card ensuring they will be covered by the front images.
14. Colour the stamped images. I used Letraset Tria Markers.
15. Cut around the top of the images on the sides of the card.
16. Fold, check and finish off the card.