#374 – Christmas Cards

PE:Winner at One Layer Christmas Card Challenge!!

DT Member Pick (Honorable Mention) at Can You CASE It!!

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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 –

Christmas Ornaments

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.

Submitting this to Can You Case It #97 and The Paper Players #273: Tic Tac Toe (I used Snowflake, Patterned Paper and White)

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Here’s my second card – the one layer card –

One layer Christmas 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! 😛

Submitting this one to One Layer Christmas Challenge #23: Snowman, Addicted to Stamps #173: Holiday and Christmas Card Challenge #52: Anything Goes

He he – I am so glad there are so many Christmas related challenges!! 😀

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

19 thoughts on “#374 – Christmas Cards

  1. Ashwini both of your cards are gorgeous, and the one for The Paper Players is a real beauty! I absolutely love those ornament die cuts and the scalloped border. Such a well put together card. Thanks so much for playing along with my Tic Tac Toe challenge this week!

  2. Ashwini, I love this card! I love the ornaments and the scalloped paper. Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Can You Case It! Dawn

  3. Beautiful cards, Ashwini! I love your ornaments and the snowflake border on your first card is gorgeous! Love your whimsical snowman on your 2nd card, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

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