Simple setup - old card front cut with Nestability die, red paper, Tan cardstock base.
Oh, yeah... glue and a gold peel-off.
To whoever sent me this Christmas card LAST year, I thank you. It made up my favorite from all of these I made. You don't get the full effect of the glitter that covers this piece so you'll have to trust me - it is gorgeous. I did discover that with these thickly glittered papers you have to run through the Cuttlebug with the Nestabilities die about three times to get a complete cut.
I layered with forest green and medium blue to create this card and added a clear sticker for the text.
I promise I will NOT be showing Christmas cards ALL year long. But I'n not done yet...
I used a scalloped Nestability die to cut this poinsettia from an old Christmas card and mounted on plaid scrapbook paper. Did I mention this paper has a shimmer to the surface? NO? Okay now you know.
The greeting is a thich acrylic sticker.
One panel from an old Christmas card was cut with a shaped rectangle Nestabilities die and a sticker star was added to the top. Simply mounted on silver cardstock and trimmed with silver peel-off borders.
To echo the white trunk I mounted on glossy white folded cardstock.
No greeting - keeping the look clean.
You probably saw this ad for a famous large department store chain in one of YOUR magazines but I bet nobody else tore it out to make a Christmas card! I covered their logo with the acrylic sticker sporting the red stripes and reindeer and cut out the illustration using a Nestabilities label die.
I used layers of black and red and added a gold peel-off greeting.
This tree was harvested from an old Christmas card and mounted on this yummy plaid paper. A burgundy folded cardstock creates the base.
Three printed acrylic stickers were applied for a greeting.
The centerpieces of these tags are photographs of collaged tags. I added a real tag behond each and tied on real strings. On the red folded card base I arranged the tags and added three silk flowers and gave them button centers.
This plaid background makes for a cozy setting for three ornaments and branches from old Christmas cards. The ornaments were cut with a Cuttlebug die tag shape and the top colored with a gold metallic marker. Little loops of gold cord connect them to their branches and they are raised on foam tape.
The clear acrylic sticker greeting was applied to cream cardstock to match the folded card base.
For these ten wreath cards I used the shaped embossing technique, the brocade folder and a donut shaped chipboard. I also did not do any direct-to-paper coloring but only used the shaving brush and applied Whispers ink in a circular motion.
Each has five red rhinestones, a red bow and a clear acrylic sticker. Here's a close-up of one of them.
Aren't these elegant?
Before I figured out the shaped embossing I did a standard one onto this ridged gold cardstock and cut out the tree. The rhinestones in a single size makes this a little more formal than the others, too.
This is mounted on a irridescent green cardstock and I added gold and silver peel-off packages, topper, and greeting.
Yes, yes I know it's the new year - but I'm NOT done showing Christmas cards yet. Think of them as imspiration for NEXT year!
Oooooh! I LOVE this technique! For these four I switched to the brocade folder but kept the same triangle cutout. The coloring is done exactly the same way and I switched out the colors of the rhinestones and backing cardstocks.
Here's a closeup of the one I like best.
OK, moving along... Oh, we're still on Christmas cards - just moving on to different techniques!
I saw on a cuople of blogs that I could change the shape of the impression of a plate in the Cuttlebug by cutting that shape from thisk chipboard and using it on top of the folder instead of the B plate. SO COOL!
I cut a tall triangle and made the 'sandwich' of (bottom up) A plate, folder with cardstock inside, cut chipboard, C plate. This is run through the Cuttlebug and this is the result!
I used a Whispers ink pad direct-to-paper to color the raised portions. Then I used a 'shaving brush' style tool to apply a shading of a slightly different green.
The last step was to adhere red rhinestones to the swirls in two different sizes.
One more of the alcohol ink backgrounds. These flakes were cut from glittery bits of old Christmas cards using the MS punch and a Cuttlebug die. The large flakes are mounted with snowflake brads and the smaller ones with gold star brads.
Silver folded cardstock is the base and a clear acrylic sticker with a blue backing.
I made this background by cleaning off an alcohol ink application pad with three tones of blue and silver mixatives.
These snowflakes were punched out from glossy cardstock, stuck to a transparency and colored with alcohol inks. When dry I applied Glossy Accents and sprinkled with Martha Stewart tinsel glitter. I added one teal rhinestone to the center of each.
The folded cardstock for this card is silver and I added a clear acrylic sticker greeting with a blue background.
Yep, back to the swoosh of flakes stamp! This time, stamped twice onto tall panels and graced with two punched flakes mounted with brads.
Since I had, by now, run out of gold brads I used silver on all of these and then used thick acrylic stickers for the greetings. One is applied directly to the card and two were stuck to more of the teal background card color and trimmed out for mounting.
Hey, It's MY blog and you'll look at CHristmas cards till I tell you to stop!
In this group, background of the upper center one is done with alcohol inks and silver mixatives, cleaning off the applicator by streaking across the glossy cardstock. The other four use a Whispers ink pad dragged across the cardstock to leave streaks.
All have teal punched snowflakes, showflake brads and sticker greetings. If you look closely you can see that some of the brads are gold, some silver, and one white. I used some gold snowflake stickers in each center to tie in the gold of the greeting stickers.
Are you saying to yourself, "Hey, I saw these already!"? Think again! THOSE were gold flakes and these are teal, THOSE had scrapbook paper mats and these do not, THOSE had a single gold brad and these have THREE!
See? Totally different!
I used another panel with the snowflake stamped background but this time added a gold panel to the center. Over this I adhered a teal snowflake fromt he MS punch using a gold snowflake brad.
I, again, used a peel-off greeting.
This swirl of flakes is from the same clear acrylic set of stamps as the large ones stamped yesterday. I stamped on a glossy panel and then used the MS punch to make golden flakes from a portion of a foiled Christmas card from last year. These I attached using gold snowflake brads.
Scrapbook paper was used to create the mat and these are mounted to teal folded cardstock. The greeting is a gold peel-off sticker.