I got another chance to play in my craft room yesterday so I whipped out some new bits to make some more Christmas Cards. Time is running out quite quickly at the moment with me working almost full time and I have a lot of customer orders to put through so I wanted to get cracking with the Christmas Cards, after all, you can never have too many right?
I decided to play with a few new things that I haven’t used so far, one of which is the diorama dies. These are so useful to create depth on a card – unfortunately it’s difficult to show in a photo. The gold layer is stepped down from the front embossed piece giving the card extra dimension. The poinsettia has been cut out and embossed and then layered, the centre piece is from last yers catalogue and is sadly retired. I wanted to added a bit of colour so I popped some for sprigs behind the flower and then cut out some holly leaves using the new holly punch and popped on a few red gems.
For this card I wanted to keep it simple. I coloured it in using my blend pens but you could just as easily use the stampin markers. The die cuts it out beautifully and I mounted it onto some white sparkly card. The gems are from my own stash as I simply cannot resist anything with a bit of bling.
For my final card I used green sparkly card from my stash and cut out the word cheer using the dies. I then cut out the flowers separately and added them to the word. It really didn’t need anything after that so I mounted it all and voila! A very quick Christmas card. I will be playing with this set some more next week as it is so quick but very beautiful.
You can see some of my other Christmas card designs here https://stampinghappiness.com/2021/10/04/merriest-moments-christmas-stampin-up/. And here https://stampinghappiness.com/2021/10/09/more-merriest-moments-stampin-up-bundle/
You can also see my Christmas in July cards here
Whilst I have been away our eldest daughter finally finished her nursing degree with a first so we are super proud of her. She’s now started work on a very busy ward (aren’t they all) and she seems to be enjoying it so far despite the nursing shortages and extra hours and shifts she has to do to cover.
I hope that you are all doing well with creating your Christmas cards (if you make them). I would love to see what you have created.
Until next time