Hi everyone, today I will show you how you can create some quick, easy and sparkling Christmas cards. With over 45 Christmas cards to make each year, they can’t all be super detailed and I don’t have time to spent hours on each single card, so some quick and easy projects are very welcome!
Each card is set up in the same way, with variations in used materials and colours.
I started by creating the largest part of the sentiment: for this is stamped onto vellum using the Crafter’s Companion “Merry” stamp and die set. I used either black ink (with clear embossing powder) of silver/gold embossing powder.
I die cut around the vellum sentiment using the die included in the set. I also created a coloured mat and I adhered both the vellum and the mat together using Perga Glue (which is designed for parchment paper crafting).
I die cut a rectangle panel two sizes smaller than my card base. For each card panel I used one of two stencil designs and I used a combination of inks, glitter paste and embossing powder to create my backgrounds. I also die cut a slightly larger mat and adhered both rectangle panels together using liquid glue.
Later on I created the smaller sentiment parts and I die cut a banner around them. Next I only had to adhere my cards together.
For this set I used:
One large sentiment stamped with black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder and one large sentiment stamped in VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold embossing powder;
Small sentiment stamped in VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Wow Opaque Vanilla White Regular embossing powder (you get the best results when you use an anti-static powder tool before stamping) of for the other card in black ink.
Glitter paste in the colours: Imagination Crafts Sparkle Medium in Old Rose, Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Texture Paste in Frosty Blossom, Imagination Crafts Sparkle Medium in Turquoise and Sage Green;
Stencils: TCW720s and TCW718s;
Sentiment stamp: Lili of the Valley stamp set Christmas Handwritten Phrases;
Banner die by Gummiapan.
For this set I used:
Two large sentiments stamped with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Wow Metallic Silver Regular embossing powder and one large sentiment stamped with black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder;
Small sentiment stamped with VersaMark ink and heat embossed using Wow Opaque Bright White Regular embossing powder or black ink;
For the background I used coloured card stock and the following embossing powders (applied over VersaMark ink): Wow Sensational Sage embossing powder, Wow Metallic Copper Sparkle embossing glitter and the same gold embossing powder that I used before on the sentiments.
For this set I used for the backgrounds:
For the pink one: Spectrum Noir Midas Metallic Pigment ink pad applied over a stencil and sparingly heat embossed with JudiKins White Diamond embossing powder and the rest (where it is still pink) with clear embossing powder;
For the green one: Spectrum Noir Midas Metallic Pigment ink pad applied over a stencil and heat embossed with JudiKins White Diamond embossing powder, which was a bit too much, so I added some Spectrum Noir Harmony Water Reactive Ink in Grasshopper over the design to add back in some green.
And that is it for today’s Christmas project! I wish you a creative day!