Today we get working on those Christmas cards. I am going to show you several designs with several techniques pulled from the past couple of years of stamping. I love the dark green cardstock shown in several of these cards. It does wonderfully well with punched out snowflakes, seen in the card on the left below.
The step by step instructions for these cards (above and below) can be found on my blog post from last Christmas Stamping Christmas Cards.
For a special card sent to a special lady, I rolled some evergreen with lights on the front of a tri-fold card, then added ribbon to look like a package, and a punched out ornament that says Joy.
Opening the front, the center section has a nice verse from Stampin’ Up.
Then the inside has an ornament that shows in the window, and Merry Christmas at the top. It encloses a gift card from a local department store.
Here are some of my other Christmas Cards from a previous season. Once again, that dark green cardstock was used in the cardinal card.
I stamped a cardinal, and added color to the picture with my chalk palette.
I put it on a bit of gold cardstock as a frame, then mounted the element on dark green card, on top of a glittery red ribbon.
I really have fun with my rollers too, and I have several with Christmas themes like this one of peppermint candies. Using them with the straight edge guide keeps the lines straight.
Isn’t this cute? I did two cards with it, one with some space between the lines, and one with the lines next to each other.
On this one, I added ribbon and a Christmas tree stamped in green with a red mat.
On the other one, Snoopy is snoozing on his doghouse. I colored this one with chalks too.
This one is a bit different for me. I had this snowflake stamp, but you can’t stamp white snowflakes on a white card, so I did them in pale blue. I was then obligated to finish it with more blue, my least favorite color. Then I added a gold snowflake ribbon, and the whimsical reindeer with blue mats. Even though I an not a fan of blue, this turned out OK. The little tag at the top was made with two tag punches and a tag stamp.
The last idea I have for you is to use the dark green base with white embossing. Start with a tree stamp, a versamark pad and some dark cardstock.
Load the stamp on the versamark and position the motif on the front of the card. Press evenly and firmly.
You’ll see the versamark imprint on the cardstock.
Cover the imprint with white embossing powder…
then tap off the excess.
If the coverage is uneven, go over it again with the powder and tap off the excess.
Heat with an embossing tool until the embossing powder melts into a nice shiny finish.
A white snowflake is wonderful on dark blue cardstock.
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