One of my favourite things about cardmaking is being able to make your own Christmas Cards, in whatever colours and styles that you most like (or your recipient will most like!) and so when this month’s theme was “Wonderful Winter” I knew I just wanted to share a card that anyone could make.
I feel really lucky to be a part of the Tech 4 Stampers Academy, such a lovely group of people all learning and developing our Stampin’ Up! business using the dark art of technology – all guided by the expert hand of tech guru Louise Sims.
I made this card at my recent Card and Cuppa event, so I know this is one that can be done by complete beginners and more avid crafters too, and, as always, you can change up the paper and the colours to suit what you have on hand.
I used the brilliant Christmas Season stamp set for this card, and the colours Evening Evergreen, Shaded Spruce, Garden Green, Early Espresso, Real Red and Crumb Cake. The strip of paper is from the Lights Aglow papers, such gorgeous designs and with the hint of gold foiling too!!
The Thick Basic White card base is 14.5cm x 21cm scored in half at 10.5cm and there is a Basic White mat measuring 10cm x 14cm as well. The strip of DSP (2.5cm x 14cm) is adhered to the very left hand edge of this mat and then the whole thing stuck onto the card base.
I stamped out a load of leaves, berries and pine cones and then fussy cut these out (though there are dies to this set if you don’t fancy all that fussy cutting, lol). Then I simply arranged them on the card so that they covered over the join of the paper fanning out to the right hand side and then stuck them down using a mix of wet glue and dimensionals as you can hopefully see in the photograph above.
To finish the card I added some gold sequins and some red pearlised enamels effects, I love these as you can have whatever size gem you want and as many of them as you want too!
And that’s it. You could add a sentiment if you wanted to but I didn’t think it needed it myself – it is so obviously a Christmas card.
If you are new to crafting, or don’t do much of it, I hope that I have inspired you to have a go and make your own Christmas Cards this year. It really is such a fun way to spend a cold wintry evening.
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Until next time, Happy Stamping xx
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