The 5th of October was World Card Making Day and here I quote the SSS blog post*;
World Card Making Day was created in 2006, and the original purpose was to kick-start the holiday card making season.” And so I did, I made my first Christmas card of this year. I used a challenge sketch from the WCMD challenge blog post by Sandy Alnock.
I stamped a Christmas image from Find It Trading. I coloured the image in with my Zig markers and the Zig blender. I used the blender instead of water because I stamped my image on Canson Bristol paper and I think this paper blends not as smooth with water than the Strathmore Bristol.
When the colouring was finished I put the image aside to dry well and in the meanwhile I cut the different pieces of cardstock and patterned paper in to the right size. The paper is from the same collection as the stamped image. Although the collection is from a few years ago it still is gorgeous.
For my base card I used a dark blue cardstock as well as for the little strip where I put the sentiment on. The sentiment is a Dutch text sticker and it says Happy Holidays.
I glued the patterned papers on top of the small red cardstock rectangles and the larger piece for the image panel. For my image panel I used foam tape to put it on top of that.
First I glued the rectangles of red cardstock/patterned papers on the base card and then on top of them the stacked panel with the image.
And to finish my first Christmas card I put my sentiment strip on top of the panel with foam tape.
I love how the card turns out, this is also a great way to use your leftover pieces of cardstock or patterned paper.
The used materials are under the image and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask.
* SSS blog is Simon Says Stamp Blog
Canson Bristol cardstock
Papicolor Dark Blue and Red Cardstock
Find It Trading Christmas Sensation Paper pack CDPP10005
Find It Trading Christmas Sensation Stamp CDST10021
Zig Markers in the following colours: Olive Green – Deep Green – Red – Deep Red – Orange –
Cool Gray 1 – Pale Dawn Gray – Haze Blue – Shadow Mauve – Gray – Brick Beige – Dark Oatmeal – Vanilla – Pale Yellow and the Zig Blender
Dutch Text Sticker White