Hello! This time I have a couple of Christmas cards – one with one layer and the other with multiple layers, incorporating pattern paper.
Here’s my first card, using pattern paper –
For this card, I used pattern paper from DCWV Christmas and Winter stack. I must confess, I think I haven’t properly been through this stack yet even though I’ve had it with me for more than a couple of years – cuz I feel that I find something new in it everytime I go through it!! 😀
Anyway, I wanted to use ornaments for this card, and since I didn’t have a die with me, I used circle dies to partially cut through the pattern paper and then relied on my fabulous (:P) fussy cutting skills to create the tip of them. I then added some form to it using my Uniball Signo gold gel pen. I then cut the bows using Paper Smooches Bows from some gold paper I’d created (painted cardstock with gold acrylic paint) and also the snowflake using Simon Says Stamp More Fun Flakes using some silver glitter paper (painted cardstock with Deco Art Glamour Dust Silver Bling).
I die cut the other piece of pattern paper using WPlus9 Scalloped Border die, stamped my sentiment, from Paper Smooches Swanky Snowdudes in Memento Tuxedo Black, added the strings for the ornaments and mounted the whole thing on the card base. Finally added the yellow/gold rhinestones for embellishing.
Here’s my second card – the one layer card –
I started with creating masks for the snowmen – from Paper Smooches Swanky Snowdudes. I then used some masking tape on the card base, stamped the snowmen using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, added the background blue using Broken China and Faded Jeans distress inks. I then removed the masks and stamped the greeting. Finally stamped the snowflakes and heat embossed them using Zig White embossing powder. I then colored the scarf and the hats of the snowmen using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens. I thought of adding some glitter to the snowmen, but then decided against it – I’ve been making a lot of cards with loads of glitter lately and kinda thought of keeping (at least) this one simple! 😛
He he – I am so glad there are so many Christmas related challenges!! 😀
Thanks for stopping by! 🙂