I've finally gotten a chance to blog a bit so I thought I would share the first of my Christmas cards. I know it seems early but I figure the earlier I start the better. We'll see if this worked out in December, lol.
I started with the patterned paper. Since I'm not quite in a Christmas-y mood yet I chose the patterns that where the least Christmas-y, lol. I made multiples of these and I didn't have quite enough of the ornament pattern, so I chose the snowflake pattern as well.
Once I chose coordinating cardstock, I made card bases that were 4.5" square so they fit in an A2 envelope to avoid extra postage. I wanted to do something a bit different so I decided to make a cut-out card. I used my circle dies to cut circles in the centres of the card fronts and the layers, and corner rounded all components. I adhered the patterned panel to the white, added twine, added some button brads, and adhered the panel to the card front. I was going to leave the white border plain but decided it needed more so I added some black faux-stitching with the aid of a ruler.
My favourite tool when making Christmas and holiday cards is my snowflake punch, so of course I pulled that out of its hibernation. I sprayed some white cardstock with shades of frosty looking spray mists and when it was dry I punched away. I adhered three snowflakes to the bottom corner of each card, added some rhinestones and the card front was done.
For the center I just added a square of white and stamped the sentiment in the middle with Versamark then heat embossed with silver. Quick and easy!
I love how these cards turned out!
I used the following supplies:
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Whisper White. Echo Park Season's Greetings 6x6 Paper Pad.
Stamp Set: Stampin' Up! Christmas Punch
Ink: Versamark Watermark Ink, Stampin' Up! Embossing Powder Silver
Mists: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Frost, Glacier
Embellishments: We R Memory Keepers Baker's Twine, generic rhinestones from stash.
Adhesive: Scotch ATG
Tools: Paper trimmer, bone folder, scissors, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard circles large and small, black felt tip pen.
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