Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Be Merry Watercolor Christmas Card

Here is the second of my 3 easy, mailable Christmas or holiday cards.  I particularly love this set, Every Good Wish, because the greetings are appropriate for Christmas or a more generic holiday card if you need that.  The main images give me that watercolor look that I love with just one step!

I used a panel of Whisper White Card Stock, embossing the one edge using the Softly Falling Embossing Folder. The be merry image was stamped with Real Red ink.  My base card is Real Red Card Stock, and I added a layer of Cherry Cobbler behind the Whisper White.

When I added the 1/8” Sheer Ribbon in Whisper White I thought it still needed something so I used a narrow strip of Real Red behind the ribbon. 

To keep it simple I have resisted adding shimmer, or pearls or rhinestones.  No easy task for me.

I hope this idea helps you get a jump on your Christmas cards!

Thanks for looking! I hope you will contact me if you have any questions. 

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Swirly Snowflake Christmas Card

While Fall has barely arrived, today I'm thinking about simple, mailable Christmas and holiday cards. 

I have wanted to use the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Die so that is where I started.  I cut the border snowflake from Whisper White, white snowflakes make my heart melt!  I was positive I would love the white snowflakes against Shimmery White Card Stock, but it wasn't my favorite so I grabbed Thick Very Vanilla Card Stock and got the contrast I was looking for.

I stamped the snowflake from Snowflake Sentiments in Versamark.  The greeting, from Hearts Come Home, was also stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Silver Embossing Powder.  I used the Embossing Buddy over the snowflake to make certain the embossing powder didn't stick to the snowflake.  Swirly Snowflake Thinlits and Snowflake Sentiments are available as a bundle and you get 10% discount when you buy the bundle!

I tied some of my favorite ribbon, 1/4" Natural Trim in Silver, across the top. Simple and done!

Here is the Whisper White snowflake diecut on Shimmery White with 1/8" Silver Ribbon.  Pretty, but not quite as much contrast, though the subtleties are lost a bit with my photography of these cards.

I've got two more simple Christmas cards that I'll be posting this week.  

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Mine just arrived and I sat down to try them out.  Here is my first try at them.  They are easy to use, blend beautifully, and Wink of Stella works over them!

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Thank you for looking, now, go stamp!