Sep 29 2010

Gifts of Christmas

I'm taking a little break from fall and Halloween cards to show you what one of my classes made last month.  I call it Frosted Impressions and I love the look on this Christmas card!



For Christmas cards, I like them to be easier to mail without a lot of bumpiness to them.  This one fits the bill!  The base card is Real Red.  Across the top I used the Jolly Holiday Designer Paper Stripe and added the Eyelet Border Punch across the bottom in Very Vanilla.  To hide that seam I used the 5/8 Old Olive Satin Ribbon and wrapped it around the back of the DSP to secure.  (BTW – my Ribbon Shares are still going on!)  Next I ran a 2" x 5 1/2" of Medium thickness Window Sheet thru the Big Shot with the Petals A Plenty Impressions Folder.  Then I took my Sanding Block and sanded off the top of the impressions…it really gives it a frosted look!



In the center of the flowers, I used a White Gel Pen to highlight them.  This panel is adhered under the Eyelet Border and at the bottom corners with Mini Glue Dots to hold it on the base Real Red cardstock.  I tried to put the glue dot under a flower so it was less noticeable.


To finish the card, I used my Stampin' Write Markers in Old Olive, Real Red and Daffodil Delight to ink up the flower from Stampin' Up!'s Gifts of Christmas Stamp Set on Very Vanilla.  I punched it out with the Wide Oval Punch, then layered it on the Lots of Tags Die cut from Real Red cardstock.  I love the elegant look of that tag!  The piece is popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals!


Note:  I haven't forgotten the directions for the Halloween Flip Card I made last week…my Stamp Clubs are doing the card on Thursday night and I'll get them posted soon after that!


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6 People have left comments on this post

Sep 29, 2010 - 12:09:10
Kathy Slamar said:

What a great idea to sand the window sheet!  I'm always looking for ideas for that product (which tends to sit on my shelf!)

Sep 29, 2010 - 01:09:46
diane oliver said:

Very nice card. Wow right there with you…. I blew right past Halloween this year and jumped right into Christmas cards…….. hhhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmm it's not even October yet!

Sep 29, 2010 - 03:09:33

This is a COOL technique! Can't wait to try it! TFS!

Sep 29, 2010 - 05:09:02

Connie, I love this card and I love this simple technique.  Thanks for sharing.  Kris.

Sep 29, 2010 - 05:09:54

Thanks for describing how you made the card.  I just might give it a try.  It's a very impressive card. 

Sep 29, 2010 - 11:09:14
Cathie Smith said:

Just my style! Very elegant looking and I love the way you used a window sheet. The smokes a risin'!