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.