Christmas Card Ideas
It’s a bit early for Christmas card ideas. However, the time sneaks up on us and it’s time to start planning and designing your Christmas cards.
There is nothing more serene than a tree in the forest and the snow coming down. Sometimes the view can just take your breath away.
Yes, the new Stampin’ Up! catalogue is here and there are lots of Christmas card ideas to choose from. Today, I am sharing a card that I cased from the catalogue. There are a few changes from the original picture, but it’s very close.
Stamps: Lovely As A Tree, Jingle All The Way.
Ink/Markers: Basic Black, Versamark.
Paper: Whisper White, Vellum, Winter Wonderland Specialty DSP.
Accessories: Big Shot, Softly Falling EF, Gold Cording Trim, Snowflake Elements, Gold Embossing Powder.
As you can see, I used the Lovely As A Tree as my stamp for the forest. This stamp set as been around for a very long time and it is so versatile. It’s one of those stamps that you need to have in your stamp collection.
The trees were stamped 3 times on Whisper White cardstock with the new Archival Basic Black ink. In addition, before reinking, I stamped more trees. This gave me my forest.
Then, I stamped my forest again on Vellum card stock, matching the original forest as close as possible. This provides an appearance of depth to the forest.
Before embossing the panel, the “Silent Night” sentiment from the Jingle All the Way stamp set was stamped in Versamark and embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. When everything dried, the vellum panel was put through the Big Shot using the Gently Fall Embossing Folder.
The vellum panel was attached to the card base using Glue Dots. When attaching vellum, try and put your adhesive in spots where it won’t show.
Finally, strips of the gold striped paper from the Winter Wonderland Specialty DSP was added at the top and bottom. In the corner, I wrapped loops of the Gold Cording trim and adhered it to the panel and placed a snow flake from the Snowflakes Elements on top of the loops.
These products will be available to order starting September 1st.
If you have the catalogue, now is the time to start looking for Christmas card ideas. I am sure that you will find a few that you would like to recreate.
If you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and live in Canada, please contact me to receive your 2015 Holiday Catalogue. Get your Christmas card ideas flowing.