Time for another installment of Get Cracking on Christmas! I was a little tight on time this month so I took advantage of some “card parts” I had been playing around with and was so happy with the way they worked together (I guess I have a secret obsession with pink and red for holiday cards!).
And if there’s one thing I love more than pink and red when it comes to holiday decorating, it’s vintage Christmas ornaments!
Just because you’re starting to make Christmas and winter themed cards, it doesn’t mean you have to abandon your beach-y themed stamps! This Build A Background Waves set from Taylored Expressions works just as well for this penguin as it does in a summer scene!
I haven’t been able to step away from the new Frosty Kit from Taylored Expressions!
I’m pretty sure the little guy in the upper corner is supposed to be singing but he also looks a little surprised about being upside down, don’t you think?
After cutting a few random circles from a card front, I lightly penciled them onto the card base and chose a few winter colors of Distress Oxide Ink (Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon and Shaded Lilac) to add some color behind the circle.
In this case, I used blender brushes to get a nice fade back to white in each circle.
If you’re nervous about blending into the other circles (I was), just use post it notes to cover the circles as you go.
Super excited to be joining in on the Get Cracking on Christmas fun this year!
I usually create card parts in batches – like lots of inked backgrounds at one time. And if the background is blue, chances are good I’m going to stick a snowman on it at some point. Something like this:
These Honey Bee snowmen are some of my favorites! There’s just something about the expressions on their faces that I love. Although, really I don’t want it to snow. But at least he’s happy about it!
It’s hard to see in the full picture but behind the window is an ink blended panel (I used Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink) with the All The Stars Confetti Cuts die cut from it and backed in gold glitter paper.
I added a small twine bow to complete the light, rustic look of this card.
Starting with the candy cane tag, I used two tag bases (both cut from white card stock). For the top, I scored about an inch from the top and then cut at an angle at the bottom.
I then attached that small flap to the top of the second tag base to create a tag that would flip open. I also added a bit of patterned paper at the bottom of the base tag.
I finished the tag with the candy canes (which of course had a bit of sparkle added to the holly leaves!) and the cheers sentiment from Sentimentally Yours .
The second tag can double as a pocket for a gift card! I still used two bases cut from white card stock.
I covered the base entirely with another piece of patterned paper and created a pocket from the second piece that was cut at an angle. I used 1/8″ score tape to attach the pocket but any strong adhesive would do.
This tag was finished with the holly image and another sentiment from the Sentimentally Yours set.
Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to check out all of the amazing inspiration in today’s hop!
Welcome back for the final day of sneak peeks! Today’s sneaks focus on the new Joyous Holiday and Joys of the Season sets:
I also used the new All the Stars die for today’s projects:
You know how sometimes you have an idea and when you actually try it, it works just like you planned? Don’t you just love it when that happens?! When I saw the All the Stars die, I wondered if I could use it on each end of a card panel and leave just a little space in the middle for a focal point image. Worked like a charm:
This sweet little angel from Joyous Holiday snuggled right into that space in the middle. I added some soft ink blending on the edges and backed it with gold glitter cardstock.
For my second card today, I was so excited to try out the Joys of the Season set (shhh…don’t tell any of the other sets but this one is my favorite!). What I love about this set is how many different looks you can get from the same set. For this card, I used gold embossing and watercolor for a vintage look.
I love how those holly leaves just nestle right next to the sentiment!
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