If you’re like me, you’ve started making your Christmas cards. At our recent Stamp Club, the group made a gorgeous card using the Peaceful Poinsettia bundle. Take a look at some of the variations of the card.
Which card do you like the best? Did you look at the slight differences in the cards?
- Green on green card – The die cut piece is adhered with dimensionals. The center “dots” of the poinsettia flower were left in the die cut.
- White on green card – The die cut piece is adhered directly to the top of the card. The center “dots” of the poinsettia flower were taken out of the die cut. Pearls were added to the sentiment on the ribbon.
- White on white card – The die cut piece is adhered directly to the top of the card. The center “dots” of the poinsettia flower were left in the die cut and covered with Basic Pearls.
Here are the basic instructions for the cards –
- The card base is made from either Whisper White card stock or Mossy Meadow card stock. Cut the card base piece to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″.
- Choose the color you would like for the card front (either Whisper White card stock or Mossy Meadow card stock). Cut the card front to 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″.
- Use two dies from the Detailed Poinsettia Thinlits Dies set to decorate the card front. Use the corner die that will leave the holly berry bows on the edges and in the corner. Also, use the poinsettia die that leaves the detail pictured.
- You can cut both dies at the same time if you would like. The poinsettia die nestles into the corner die.
- Make sure you save the die cut pieces for the bows. You will adhere them to the front of the card as pictured. This will give a nice embossing effect. I recommend the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the bow pieces.
- Choose your favorite piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) to make your ribbon. I chose a piece of retired DSP from my stash. Cut the DSP to 1 1/2″ to 6″. Stamp the “Christmas Wishes” sentiment from the Peaceful Poinsettia stamp set onto the DSP. Use Early Espresso ink. Score the DSP at 3″ and fold in half. Adhere the right 3″ piece to the bottom of the card front piece, and wrap the stamped piece onto the top right of the card. Use scissors to cut a flag end on your ribbon. Use your bone folder to give the ribbon some curl. Adhere the ribbon to the card front as pictured.
- Embellish your card as you would like with Basic Pearls or other pieces of bling.
This card would also be gorgeous in a red on red design with a pretty green ribbon. And, how about blue on blue with a silver ribbon? Yup, the options are endless!
Below are the main products that I used to make the cards. If you click on any picture, you’ll go to my on-line store.