Fun Sparkly Christmas Cards

Christmas cards are fun to create and the sparkly ones and my favorites.

Hello everyone!

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.

First Card

Focus

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.

Sparkly Background

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.

Sentiment

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.

Second Card

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 Focus

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.

Background

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.

Sentiment

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.

Hugs

Jyoti

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Christmas Card Using Spellbinders dies

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.

spellbinder's die

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.

Sentiment:

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.

 

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Interactive Christmas card using Lawn Fawn stamps

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.

Lawn fawn starry night

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.

starry night interactive card

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.

lawn fawn cards

The Background:

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.

lawn fawn stamps

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.

lawn fawn interactive dies

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.

Hugs

Jyoti

I participated in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

 

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Christmas Card using Ornate Ornaments Stamp and Die set

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.

Hugs

Jyoti

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