Christmas cards

I had a hard time getting to craft again after my long stay in hospital last summer but I wanted to make at least a few Christmas cards, only how to start again?
Then I remembered the gorgeous Shari Caroll card I had saved at my Pinterest page. I started by playing with my inks and the cards below are the result.

I also had problems with my camera, I couldn’t download my photos from it (glad it’s fixed now). that’s why the cards were all posted long after Christmas. But maybe there are people who are  thinking about starting to make Christmas cards already and this could be an inspiration.

I have so many beautiful cards on my Pinterest page for inspiration but some I fell complete in love with and wanted to copy how they are. That has even a name; CASE, Copy And Steal.
Althoug it’s called Copy and Steal, don’t forget to refer back on the original maker/post.
Two of my Christmas cards are Case cards.

Here you see the card without the sentiment, the leftover backgrounds and what I already did with some leftovers.

Christmas Baubles

I have a big pile of business envelopes and never use them so I’m very happy that everyone is into the slimline cards nowadays.
I used a leftover background panel to dry emboss the snowflake baubles and die cut them with a circle die
and a little bit of scissors here and there because I didn’t have any circle die that fits exactly.
I cut and fold my card and splattered some white gouache on to the front.

Time to position my baubles, once I liked the place I marked the three positions so I could adhere my wax cord to the card. The cord makes it look like the baubles are hanging. I put this aside to let it dry.

In the meanwhile I used a TH stencil and some snow to make a snow edge on a piece of cardstock.
I set this aside to dry overnight.

I shaped my baubles a bit and adhered them with a piece of 1 mm foam tape that I placed in the middle on the backside to give the baubles dimension.
I glued the bows on top of the baubles.

I fussy cut my snow edge and adhered it with some foamtape on the top of my card.
To finish the card I glued a gem in the middle of the baubles and some little snowflakes on the card.

The used materials are under the image and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask

Used Materials

Pearlescent Turquoise Cardstock
Leftover background, see the Snowflake post
Sizzix small embossing folder Snowflake Bauble, this is an little folder from a old set that contained 1 normal size and multiple small sized embossing folders. Because I have them for years and they are not in their packaging anymore, I don’t know the name of this set.
Icicles Stencil from the Tim Holtz Stamptember 2018 set
Alleene’s True Glitter Snow
Docrafts/Papermania – Bows
Snowfall shaker selection from Little Things From Lucy’s Cards – Snowflakes and Gems

Stars

This card I also made with a leftover background panel.
I first dry embossed the stars and because I was already working with my Vagabond machine I die cut the sentiment after that. 

I covered my stars so I could splatter some white gouache on to my panel.
When that was dry I coloured my snowflakes in the stars white with a gel pen.

I then glued my panel to a white panel that was slightly bigger and glued the both on to a folded base card.
To finish the card I glue my text on the card.

Although this is a clean and simple card, I totally love how this card turned out.

The used materials are under the image and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask.

Used Materials

Leftover background, see the Snowflake post
White cardstock
Pearlescent Blue Cardstock
Sizzix small embossing folder Snowflake Star, this is a little folder from an old set that contained 1 normal size and multiple small sized embossing folders. Because I have them for years and they are not in their packaging anymore, I don’t know the name of this set
Nellie Snellen Die set SD051 Een Fijne Kerst,  the text is in Dutch which translates into Have a Merry Christmas.
White gel pen