Christmas Songs Are Inspiration To Create Christmas Cards
Have you ever used Christmas songs as inspiration to create Christmas cards? Often you will find snippets of words that are part of a song such as the “Tidings of Comfort and Joy”. These words are part of the Christmas song, “God, Rest You Merry Gentlemen”. I have seen stamps that use “Silent Night”, “Joy to the World”, “Star of Wonder, Star of Night”, and the list can go on. These song titles are a great jumping off point when you have a creative fog.
Of course, these cards can be simple of elegant as the sayings can stand on their own. The card I created is simple and yet elegant, because I want the saying to be the focal point.
Stamps: Christmas Pines, Holly Jolly Greetings.
Ink/Markers: Emerald Envy, Real Red, VersaMark Whisper White Craft.
Paper: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Vellum, Gold Foil.
Accessories: Big Shot, Lucky Stars Embossing Folder, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circle Framelits, Gold Embossing Powder, Gold 5/8” Satin Ribbon.
A Few Details
To provide texture, emboss the Vellum cardstock with the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder. Add more interest by stamping the snowflake stamp from the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set inked with Whisper White Craft ink.
To adhere the Vellum cardstock to the Soft Suede panel, position glue dots in inconspicuous places such as behind the stamped or embossed images. A good place for the glue dots is behind the stamped circle panel.
The Holly and Berries image adds a touch of colour. Markers are great when you want to add multiple colours to one stamp. Colour the holly leaves image with Emerald Envy and the berries with Real Red. Don’t forget to “huff” on your stamp before you stamp the image on the cardstock. This technique keeps the ink on the stamp moist.
Add the Gold Satin Ribbon to provide the touch of elegance.
Have you used words from Christmas Songs as inspiration for your cards? Leave a comment to let me know. If you have a question, about this card or any others on my blog, please leave a comment and I will answer you.