Hello and happy Monday! I have now officially started on my yearly Christmas cards. Late, like every year ;-). I have quite a few to do, so I will be sharing them here from time to time, sometimes maybe even in bulk, so you don´ t get bored :). Here is today´ s share:
The papers are by Canvas Corp Brands, from my DT time there and I´ ve added a half pearl from my junk drawer and a precut glitter snowflake as a focal point. A Christmas card always can use some glitter, if you as me.
I really, really like the simplicity of this particular card. Also the colours. Too bad I don´ t have more of this gorgeous paper in my stash. It makes fab xmas card backgrounds!
Hoping your week will be a good one! See you on Wednesday with a Xmas card tutorial share and also stop by later this week for more card shares :). xxx, Sanna
Hello and happy Thursday! It´s time for my Elizabeth Craft Designs January project share. I wanted to create a winter themed greeting card for this month and used the lovely Jack Frost die by Joset with Planner Essentials Christmas Figures tree die to create the scene.
Here are the steps to the card:
Step 1: Die cut a strip of white paper with Adventure Edges to create a DIY stencil from paper. Use it to ink the background could pattern onto a white card base. Step 2: Apply a Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet onto a piece of white Soft Finish Cardstock and die cut the tree from Planner Essentials 34 Christmas Figures die set. Make sure the adhesive is on the backside when die cutting the whole tree, but pointing towards you when die cutting the filigrane tree die piece. You will need the adhesive on top of be able to add glitter later.
Step 3: Now die cut the Snowflake from white Soft Finish Cardstock (also add an adhesive sheet on the back here too for easier adhering). Also die cut a few snowflakes using the Snow Globe die set, but this time again make sure the adhesive is on top. Step 4: Using Distress Inks, apply color to the tree and the snowman parts. I used tones: Gathered Twigs, Old Paper, Black Soot, Evergreen Bough, Salty Ocean and Spiced Marmalade. Step 5: Apply Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter onto the filigrane tree piece as well as the snowflakes.
Step 6: Adhere the green inked tree onto the card base and attach the filigrane, glittered tree piece on top. Now build the snowman together and adhere all pieces on place. Step 7: Now use the For You stamp set by Sue Smith in combination with Joset´s Winter Sentiments to create the sentiment: “Winter Wishes” and stamp that onto the bottom of the card with black stamp ink. Apply the glittered snowflakes onto the background and the card is done.
And I have again recorded a start-to-finish video for you to watch. I hope it gives you a better idea on each and every step of this card.
I hope you enjoy this months card tutorial and get inspired to make some fun wintery cards yourself! Wishing you all a nice January & see you next month again with another ECD project post!!
Hello everyone, it´s my last guest blog post time over at Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today and I´m sharing a set of clean and simple Xmas cards over there. I created quite a few Christmas cards this year, but I still ran out of them, so I needed a few simple, fast and easy ideas to create a few more. So for these cards I deciced to use mainly just the die cut dies and colored cardstock. So if you are looking for fast-to-make cards, this might be exactly what you are looking for.
Here is how I created the cards:
Die cut Soft Finish Cardstock with die cut dies of your choice.
Arrange onto card bases and adhere.
Stamp the sentiment.
Decorate with liquid or glitter pearls. Done!
For the above card I also used a small piece of patterned paper, because it reminded me of snowfall. But you could also use colored cardstock (blue) instead and adherd the die cut snowflakes on place.
I´ve also recorded a start-to-finish video of the steps for you to watch! I hope you enjoy watching it and give this idea a try!
This is my last guest blog post and it has been such a joy creating with and for Elizabeth Craft Designs the past year. I hope you have enjoyed my bi-montly projects and got inspired to create a card or two!
Wishing you all a lovely holiday season and happy crafting, xxx, Sanna