As promised to you yesterday, here’s a Christmas card for today! I have some autumnal, and hallowe’en-y cards planned, but these are not actually made yet, so it’s a little hard to share them with you at the moment! I will endeavour to get those for you before October 31st, how’s that?
So, to Christmas:
This card (well, set of cards, as I made a few of them) uses very few supplies, but I love it! I had some non-Christmassy, non-Stampin’ Up! 12×12″ papers hanging around which somehow reminded me of snowflakes. So I had the idea to use them in conjunction with the sadly now retired Festive Flurry Framelits. In this instance, I didn’t use the coordinating Festive Flurry stamp set, as I felt that the paper was more than detailed enough on its own. The cute sentiment comes from the Endless Wishes stamp set from the Autumn/ Winter seasonal catalogue. I used Bashful Blue for my base card, which is also retired but went really well with the paper I had. Soft Sky would be a great alternative (but I didn’t have any of that, I only had Bashful Blue!). I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock, from which I cut a nice large snowflake using the Festive Flurry framelits. I cut a piece of the scrapbook paper slightly larger than the Whisper White panel to give a border, and stuck it to the blue base card with flat adhesive. I then attached the white panel centrally with Stampin Dimensionals to give the 3D effect for the frame of the snowflake. I actually made these cards at the same time as yesterday’s Birthday Star. They are along the same lines, just using the patterned paper instead of the rainbow marker technique.
And then I decorated up some of the cards with a couple of Basic Rhinestones here and there:
I think this one is my favourite – I love how the little sparkles frame the sentiment:
Obviously you could substitute any Designer Series Papers into this design, or even stamp your own background design for the snowflake. Why not experiment?
These cards were quick and easy to make, and I used Island Indigo ink to stamp the sentiment because it toned nicely with the other colours, and it was already out from making the Birthday Star. I love it when a plan comes together! I am getting together a nice “stash” of Christmas cards to send out for this year, and may even have enough to start selling a few at work – I need to check my list. How are you getting on with your crafty Christmas preparations? Do chime in and let us know, I’d love to find out!
I’m still contemplating what to share with you tomorrow, so do be sure to come back and find out what I decide on… Have a great day 🙂