Hello everyone and welcome to the very last Christmas Card Wednesday! Today I´ve got three very different cards to share with you. These are all somehow based on the previous one, meaning I started with one, and then that card let to the second and so on..
So for the first card I used the Molecules stencil with various Distress Inks, creating the bold colored, pattern background. I added a die cut oval piece – also inked with Distress Inks – into the middle of the card, then decorated the card with stickers from my old stash (Basic Grey stickers) and added a sticker alpha word “XMAS” into the midldle of the oval centerpiece.
For decoration, I added white and black gel pen details as well as some Nuvo Glaze and Glitter Drop accents.
The second card resulted from the first one! I had the Distress Ink inked stencil surface as a leftover from the first card, so I misted it with water spray and placed it wet side down onto white paper. Pressing the wet ink onto the paper created the background for my second card. I then took a snowflake die cut die (Elizabeth Craft Designs) and die cut a big snowflake from white cardstock to be my focal point. I inked it pink, as I felt it would work well with the backgorund that way. I addes some more dimension to the snowflake by layering two snowflake stickers on top of each other with 3D foam (again using up older stash here).
Then i die cut the sentiment from black velvet cardstock (by Tonic Studios). The die is by STAMPlorations. I layered some border stickers under the sentiment and adhered everythign on place. I used the same stencil with the same ink colours like on the above card, but the second generation background image is much softer and creates a totally different look!
And for my 3rd card I used the leftover piece from the second card. Can you guess? Yes, the negative leftover piece from die cutting the snowflake was my starting point here! I used the piece as my card base and simply matted it with Elizabeth Craft Designs Shimmer Sheet piece (in winterly blue tone).
Next I added a sticker (again old stash here!) into the middle of the snowflake as an eyecatcher. Some Nuvo Glitter Drops and a stamped sentiment finish off this clean and simple style card. I really like how the shimmer sheet makes the snowflake really pop. So simple, yet such an effective detail.
I really like creating cards in this manner. Start with one idea, use up residues from project number one and create a second, different styled card, then proceed to another and another card from there, again using up all that´s left over and just add bits and pieces.
I hope I have inspired you to play with your products and create some handmade Christmas cards of your own. Feel free to case any of these cards, but do leave me a message here, if you did, I´d love to see what you made!!!
Happy crafting and happy holidays!!