Just a quick post today to show you a card I was inspired to try from Pintrest (yes I have been spending way too much time browsing the boards lately!). This card uses the negative image from the largest Festive Flurry Framelit – you can’t see it here, but it also leaves an indentation around the image on the card stock – an added bonus which I love!.
I’ve then cut the small framelit out twice (once silver and once in the matching pale plum to the card front) – and layered them just off centre, trimming them to match the line of the card stock with my trimmer. I’ve embossed the card front and added rhinestones at each embossed flurry. An embossed sentiment and little silver bow finishes off my card for today.
What is Christmas without a purple and silver card design eh??? I hope I am inspiring you to get a start on your Christmas Cards? I think the correct count is 68 days until Christmas? LOL
The Medallion (retired) stamp from Stampin’ Up! is definitely my all time favourite stamp… And I was so excited to see it’s digital counterpart in MDS! I just had to incorporate it into one of my hybrid digital Christmas cards… here it is:
I’ve added some little boho blossom punchies in Silver Glimmer Paper, But rhinestones would look good here too! Here is a close up:
This card is printed on Whisper White cardstock with my Canon Pixma printer. The colours I have used are Pool Party and Cherry Cobbler.
Here is my take on another card design doing the rounds on pinterest – I love the very simple design of this card and have CASED the idea of the banner slipped inside the cut out festive flurry snowflake. if you were reproducing this card in multiples, you could even drop the Smokey Slate layer, and stamp the greeting in Silver Encore Ink instead of embossing it to speed up the process – still with equally gorgeous results…
Here is a closer look:
I’ve used silver card stock from my stash for the snowflake but you could use the new silver foil card stock from SU – The magnetic platform makes lining up the two festive flurry dies a snap to create this shape.
I spotted this gorgeous card over at Bada Bing Paper Crafting (Hi Mindy!), and just had to recreate the colours and feel – I kept going back to my phone to look at it’s deliciousness!
Here is my take on Mindy’s creation:
Don’t be afraid to CASE someone else’s design – it is the most sincere form of flattery as long as you credit them accordingly 🙂 There are very few elements on my card that are the same as Mindy’s but overall I felt satisfied that I had created a similar feel.
I recently featured a circle Window Card in delicious icy Winter Frost DSP colours, and here is the traditional version. I’ve used Cherry Cobbler and Gum-ball Green, with a gold embossed ornament as the feature image.
Stampin-up Window Sheets are the only product I can recommend for creating this embossed window as all other acetate I have tried has melted and warped when subjected to heat embossing. Here is a closer look:
I love the crispness of the stamped and embossed image – I can tell you I used an awful lot of embossing buddy powder to make sure there were no stray gold embossed bits on my window! Love these traditional Christmas colours! I have created quite a few of these for an order I am filling, and the Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler combination are equally gorgeous. Once I’ve finished them I will share pics of the other colour combinations with the Season of Style DSP.
I have another Christmas card to show you today – I have been having a great time creating windows in my cards with circles. I have actually used an old Fiskars circle cutter for this card, but having just received my delivery of Circle Framelits last night, the next one I make is going to be an awful lot faster and easier! My DSP is Winter Frost and the image is from Festive Flurries, stamped in versa mark (carefully so it does not smudge) and covered with Silver Embossing Powder. Be sure to liberally apply your embossing buddy over the acetate before starting so that your embossing powder does not stick where it shouldn’t 🙂 and lastly, make sure you move your heat tool around while embossing and be sure to have it very hot before you start to avoid warping the acetate too much.
This year I have a plan to tackle my Christmas cards a little differently – yes I am going Hybrid with Digital Card Designs (My Digital Studio) with a little bling attached. I have designed 10 layouts using several digital downloads (contact me if you are interested to know which downloads I have used), printed and then trimmed with Rhinestones and Glimmer Paper punchies.
My first design:
The colour combination is Real Red, Baja Breeze and Old Olive, printed on Whisper White Card stock. I have also printed a sentiment inside the card and of course the Stampin’ Up! Angel Policy Logo on the inside front. And here is the printed envelope:
I will reveal the other 9 designs over the next month or so. Thanks for stopping by!