Friday, September 30, 2016

Simply Peace and a Merry Christmas Card

Today I'm sharing with you two of my favorite Christmas cards.  Elegant in their simplicity, these are cards you can make a lot of in a short amount of time and they are flat and easy to mail.  I'm making a lot of these to send this year.

Starting with "peace" the base is Shimmery White – my favorite card stock! Really, it is my favorite.  It stamps beautifully, you can watercolor on it and it has a glorious shimmer to it.  I used some washi tape to mask a rectangle then used my sponge dauber and Night of Navy ink to shade inside of that rectangle.  I might add that the washi tape comes right off, which doesn't always happen on Whisper White.

I stamped the stars from the stamp set Holly Jolly Greetings with Versamark, then used Heat & Stick Powder and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter on the stars.

I die cut the peace, which is part of the Christmas Greetings Thinlits, 3 times – once each from Silver Glimmer, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer and Shimmery White.  While all looked great, my favorite was Dazzling Diamonds so I used my Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere it.

That's it!  You're done.  Here is a variation on the Peace card.  This one is "daubered" with Real Red ink.  The greeting was cut from Red Glimmer Paper. For this one I layered a Shimmery White panel onto a Whisper White Card Base for a little different look (and makes that Shimmery White paper last longer!)

I used Basic Rhinestones instead of glitter and I added another word – Christmas, from Holly Jolly Greetings. Which do you like better?

Look at these other projects by Stampin' Up! using the Christmas Greetings Thinlits.

Tip:  when using a sponge dauber to add color I always start off the paper

Thanks so much for looking!  Let me know what you think!


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