I love lace and cards with lacy designs are my favorite. This lacy Christmas card looks like it was so hard to create but all I had to do was a bunch of die cutting.
We are just around the corner from Christmas. You all must have finished Christmas shopping but I’m always a late Christmas shopper. Instead I’m making more and more Christmas cards. This month at The Flower Challenge our theme is also “ Christmas “
Here’s my take on this challenge
For my card today I used the Spellbinders large die of the month for November 2021. This die is specially created to make a slimline card but you can always use it to make a regular A2 size cards or any other project depending on your creativity.
I started by die cutting all of the pieces in shades of blue that I thought would go together. But for the background wanted a subtle pattern that didn’t overpower the beautiful die cut designs.
Take closer look at these tiny flowers that create a beautiful cluster. Mixes of different shades of blues and silver give this project a cool wintery vibe.
This finishes my card for today. Hope this inspires you. So don’t wait and start creating Christmas cards with flowers and post at The Flower challenge.
Here’s a soft vellum poinsettia Christmas card I wanted to share with you all today.
I created this card as a reminder post for The Flower Challenge #62. Our theme for this month is “Use Leaves”. That’s why, have created a full background for my card with a cover plate die that has leaves.
First of all I started by blending distressed oxide inks on a Bristol smooth panel. I used Salvaged Patina, Kitsch Flamingo and Villainous Potion inks. The fact is all of these are newer colors I had just purchased and I couldn’t wait to use them. After that I rubbed some Distressed Glaze over it which made the colors so vibrant.
Then I cut a panel of shimmery white card-stock using the Sugar Pea Designs Leaf Cover plate. This was perfect for my theme. I added the die cut piece on top of the ink blended piece with liquid glue.
I have been making some Christmas cards lately. Waffle Flowers Poinsettia Die set released around July I believe was going to be perfect for my card. I cut a bunch of poinsettia petals with vellum and layered them. However, the bottom piece (which was supposed to be the leaves) was cut with white and inked with Salvaged Patina to match my project. After that, I glued them on the panel towards the lower right side.
For the sentiment I used CZ designs sentiment. Embossed it on a white piece of card stock with white embossing powder then inked with salvaged patina.
Embellished with matching enamel dot in the centers of the poinsettias. Mounted it on an A2 size card base. Finally, this completed my card. Hope you find it inspiring.
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Christmas cards are fun to create and the sparkly ones and my favorites.
As we are all in the midst of celebrating Christmas in July, I am here sharing two cards I created using the Spellbinders latest release dies and stamps.
The Focal point for my first card today is this cute elf holding lots of Christmas presents. Who wouldn’t want a lots of presents right? The fun part is that it’s leg swings side to side. To create this cute elf I used the Shopping Spree Etched Dies from the Be Merry Collection. I cut out all the pieced from red card-stock and light blue card-stock. When assembling the pieces together I made sure to alternate the colors. After I finished arranging all the pieces together I doodles some stripes and circles on some of the presents.
For the background of this card I wanted it to be really sparkly. So I stamped a light blue card-stock panel with All over snowflakes background stamp from Simon says stamp using Unicorn white pigment ink and poured sparkling clear embossing powder. As pigment ink stays wet for a while I was able to emboss this beautiful background. I heat set it to achieve the fun and sparkly snowy background for my card.
For the sentiment of this card I cut a white card-stock in a curve with a pair of scissors so it would look like a snow bank. I then stamped it with one of the sentiment from the stamp set Home for Christmas Sentiments Clear Stamp from the Be Merry Collection.
I then matted the background panel on a black card-stock, foam mounted my elf and the sentiment strip. For the finishing touches I added some flowers and leaves and some sparkly snowflake sequins.
My second card uses the Special Delivery Etched Dies from the Tis the Season Collection. This die creates this fun car and the heap of presents that you can either put on top of it or elsewhere.
The main focus of this card is this car but also the frame around it makes it stand out more. I cut out the pieces of the car with red card-stock and the presents with pattern paper that matches my project. For extra interest I added the strings and the elements in the car with sparkly gold card-stock and also the vellum layer to mimic a snow bank on the back of the frame.
I created the background the same way as I did on my first card besides I didn’t add the sparkling embossing powder on this one.
The sentiment for this card comes from the same stamp set Home for Christmas Sentiments. This time I stamped the “Warm Wishes” on red card-stock and embossed it using white embossing powder. Cut it into a strip and added it towards the bottom of the rectangle frame.
The frame and the red holiday car are all popped up on my panel using foam tape.
For the finishing touches I added some stickles droplets and some snowflake sequins from my stash.
This finished my second card. Hope you get inspired to create fun and sparkly Christmas cards like these.
Hello Everyone! Hope you’re doing great. Today’s card features the Spellbinders’ large die of the month for the month of November,2018.
Here’s my card for today.
The Focal Point:
I only used one out of the set of amazing dies that came in my November 2018 large die of the month subscription. This die cuts the window for the Christmas tree with the garland around it and Christmas ornaments. The sparkly green paper backing is just so pretty. And the red rhinestones for the ornaments add extra touch to the otherwise clean and simple Christmas card.
The card base is 110 lb. heavyweight card stock. The top panel is mounted on foam tapes for extra dimension.
The sentiment on this card is from old Simon Says Stamp stamp set I bought with one of their card kits. This is stamped with Versamark ink and embossed using gold glitter embossing powder.
The Card Base:
The card base is again heavyweight card stock cut to 5 and a half by 8 and a half and scored to make a standard A2 size card.
Hello there! Today I have a very fun interactive Christmas card to share I made using Lawn Fawn stamps and dies. I was never fond of critter stamps until I started making interactive cards with them. Flower stamps has always been my favorite.
Here’s the card for today.
I bought this Double Slider Magic Die set from Lawn fawn last month but finally got to use it. It’s a very fun interactive die that cuts the elements which creates the mechanism for the interactive card. When one sliding panel is pulled the other panel on the opposite side pops out too. It’s hard to explain in words but here’s a picture when it’s open.
The Focal Image:
For this Interactive Christmas card I used the stamp set called Starry night from Lawn Fawn. I stamped the cute foxes on a white piece of Neenah solar white card stock. Colored the all using Inktense Pencils. Blended the colors using Gamsol. I didn’t buy the die to cut these stamped images so I fussy cut the images using Tim Holtz scissors.
For the background I wanted a starry night scene. I took a sheet of Neenah solar white card stock and inked it using Ranger Distressed Oxide inks in colors Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Black Soot. Then I sprayed some water with my Distressed Sprayer from Tom Holtz and then dried it to give it a textured look. I used a little Perfect Pearls on an acrylic block with some water and splattered that on the panel mainly on the top light part of the background. That gave it a sparkly starry look.
The Interactive Element:
The Double Slider Magic die from Lawn fawn cuts all the parts of the interactive card. I cut the front parts using the starry night ink blended background I created using the dies. Assembly was very easy. So, when I pull the inside panel on the one side of the card the other side automatically comes out revealing the magical interaction.
I then arranged the stamped images on the interactive part so that it looks like the family of foxes all gathered to watch the sky at Christmas Night. Then it was added to a 4 and a 1/4 by 5 and a 1/2 inch card base in light blue.
The sentiment was from the same stamp set. It reads Dreams Come True which I thought was perfect for this dreamy magical scene card.
I really loved how it turned out. Please let me know what you guys think in the comment below.
Today I am presenting the Christmas cards made using Simon Says Stamp Stamptember 2018 limited edition release stamp and die set called Ornate Ornaments. This stamp set is so beautifully made. The detail in the ornaments is stunning.
Here are the cards for today:
There are 5 different ornaments in the Ornate Ornaments stamp set. I stamped all of them in blue green and red card-stocks using Versamark Ink. Embossed with platinum on green, silver on blue and gold on red. Also matted the green blue and red panels with matching metallic cardstock that is slightly larger than the panel. Finally foam-mounted the panel on 4 and a quarter by 5 and a half side folding card bases.
Here’s another card I created with the Simon Says Stamp Ornate Ornaments Stamp and Die set:
I went with just gold and craft on this card and of course a lot of embossing. Stamped the ornament images with Versamark ink and embossed with gold on heat resistant acetate. I die cut the craft card panel with the matching dies aligning the images that was stamped on acetate. Then I layered ton of foam tapes at the back trying my best to seal around the ornaments so I could put some silver sequins inside to create a shaker card. I thought the craft panel was still a little plain so i smooshed the Versamark ink around the edges and embossed with gold embossing powder again. I loved how organic the edge looks. Stamped the sentiment in the middle saying Wishing you Joy and yes you guessed it embossed again.
I did not plan this card this way in the beginning. Instead I went with what looked good and improvised as I was going. Hence lots of embossing after the acetate sheet was already attached. That caused even the heat resistant acetate to warp a little. But lesson learnt.
I loved how it turned out anyway. Let me know what you guys think in the comment below.