So another week rolled around and it was time for Facebook Live again! This week was all out Christmas Cards with 4 very festive cards. I shared a few techniques such as emboss resist as well as some tips on creating frames to show off our images. Two of the stamp sets featured (Carols of Christmas and Wise Men from Afar) are discounted in our Year End Sale, so make sure to check out what’s on sale with up to 30% off.
If you missed it, you can watch the video here and below are the details of all of the dimensions and supplies for each of the projects.
So, here are the cards – which is your favourite?
Card 1 – Emboss Resist Carols of Christmas
Our first card was super simple but creates a really stunning effect, I think. Using the Carols of Christmas stamp set I did a spot of the Emboss Resist technique. The first card uses Island Indigo and the second Tranquil Tide. You could use any colour for this and this is where our colour co-ordination really comes into it’s own as the ink and cardstock match together beautifully giving the card a beautiful ‘pulled together’ look. This would be a really easy one to mass produce.
- Card Base: Island Indigo / Tranquil Tide 14.5cm x 21cm
- Watercolour Paper 10cm x 14cm
Card 2 – Wise Men Aperture Card
Next up was an aperture card with an easy to create scalloped frame that finished it off nicely. We used the Wise Men from Afar stamp set which is included in our Year End Sale. I rally like the main image in this set, as well as the sentiments which really reflect the meaning of Christmas to me. I love the simplicity and subtlety of this card, but think the aperture just adds an extra bit of interest without adding lots of preparation time (perfect for when you want to make lots of cards!).
- Card Base: Crumb Cake 14.5cm x 21cm
- Very Vanilla: 10cm x 14cm
- Early Espresso: Scrap approx. 10cm x 10cm
Card 3 – Embossed Wise Men
For our third card we stuck with the Wise Men from Afar stamp set but stepped things up a bit with some metallic accents and heat embossing. the first card was done using Copper and the second using Gold. I find that at Christmas time my heat gun is working overtime because I like to add that extra shine and opulence to my projects! I love that with the same stamp set and layout we created two completely different looking cards!
Card Base: Very Vanilla 29cm x 10.5cm
Basic Black: 10cm x 14cm plus scrap approx. 10cm x 10cm
Very Vanilla: 13.5cm x 9.5cm
Gold / Copper Foil scrap approx. 10cm x 10cm
Card 4 – Swirly Snowman
For this final card, we used the non-Christmas Swirly Scribbles die set to create a super cute snowman. Some creative use of some punches gave us our other elements. Plus, I showed you how to create the ‘snow’ in the background by ‘spritzing’ with our Whisper White ink. This guy it just adorable and as one viewer suggested, would look great with googly eyes! You could use small rhinestones or even buttons too.
This die set also works for making cute Christmas wreaths and I showed a card I’d made with that too. (Maybe I’ll make it next week) It’s always great to find interesting ways to use our stash to make get more value out of it.
- Card Base: Crumb Cake 14.5cm x 10.5cm
- Scraps of Whisper White, Early Espresso, Basic Black & Tangerine Tango
So there we have it – 4 fab Christmas projects, come cool techniques and plenty of hints and tips! If you want to see more, make sure to ‘Like’ my Facebook Page and turn on notifications so you don’t miss our weekly sessions at 8pm GMT on Mondays.