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CAS Christmas Card

Hi everyone, today I would like to show you this quick and easy Christmas card created from a left over strip of the salt background project from last week. I felt the colour gradient was too pretty to just throw away so I created another card with it.

Let’s get started!

Step 1:

You can find the step by step tutorial for the salt background technique that I used to create the coloured strip for my card HERE!

In the first picture you can see what part of the salt background technique panel I already used on a previous project. The part at the bottom is what I used on today’s card project: I cut a strip of 3,5 centimetres wide from that bottom part.

I also die cut a panel from white card stock, two sizes smaller than my card base. The strip is slightly longer than this panel. I will cut it to size later on.

Step 2:

For my Christmas embellishment I die cut an intrinsic snow flake shape from regular card stock. I applied VersaMark ink (which is sticky) onto the die cut and than applied Lindy’s Stamp Gang embossing powder in “Chrome Doesn’t Pay” and melted it. I repeated this until I had three layers of embossing powder on the snow flake, which creates a nice dimensional look.

I totally love how this looks, you can see it better in the detail picture added at the end of this project.

Step 3:

On the base panel I stamped my sentiments, which is a combination from the Winnie & Walter stamp set “Sending You”, I used black ink and a stamping tool for a nice stamped impression.

I matted the strip and the base panel onto some grey vellum and adhered with liquid glue.

Step 4:

Time to put my card together: I adhered my matted strip onto the base panel using liquid glue, now I can cut of the overhanging pieces (I usually do this from the back, using scissors).

This combination I adhered onto my white base card using one millimetre thick foam tape.

And as my finishing detail I adhered the snow flake using strong glue and cut of the excess also using my scissors.

Detail picture:

And that is it for today’s quick card project! I wish you a creative day!

Lindy’s Stamp Gang products used on today’s project:

Sprays: Merry-go-Round Green and Sassy Sapphire;

Embossing Powder: Chrome Doesn’t Pay.

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