Happy New Year! Before we get started I want to wish you all the best for a healthy and prosperous year ahead. Every year we start the new year with resolutions. Mine this year is simple. When I am not posting a YouTube video I will show more process photos in my blog post. I tend to forget to photograph the steps especially if there is a technique involved.
I still have a few holiday cards that I did not have a chance to share. Today I am sharing one of them. Below you will find the steps to create your own card.
Step 1 - Trim White Cardstock to 4 1/4” x 11”, score at 5 1/2” and fold in half for a horizontal top fold card. (A2)
Step 2 - Stamp Holly Berry Turnabout on White Cardstock trimmed to 5 1/2” x 4 1/4” using Altenew Tropical Forest Ink set and Altenew Tea Party Ink set for the Holly (Using all the colours, one colour each turn).
Step 3 - Diecut Wonky Rectangles using Leaf Green Cardstock.
Step 4 - Diecut Double Stitched Rectangles using White Cardstock.
Step 5 - Diecut Christmas Foliage on various shades of Green Cardstock. (If you don’t have several shades of green cardstock them you can ink some green colours on White Cardstock and then diecut.) Add Nuvo Crystal Drops Autumn Red to the berries. Let dry.
Step 6 - Layer Step 2, 3, 4, and 5 as you would put it on your card. Place a piece of Press N’ Seal on top of the Foliage. This will keep everything as you want it and will make adhering to the card much easier. See photos below.
Step 7 - Diecut Double Stitched Rectangles to the panel created on Step 2. Adhere to card. Adhere the green panel created from Step 3.
Step 8 - Stamp Holiday Greetings Mix 1 sentiment using Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink using the panel created from Step 4. Adhere a little wonky using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.
Step 9 - Apply Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive to the backside of the Foliage. Place the Press ‘N Seal with the foliage on top of the card and remove the Press ‘N Seal. You now have the foliage placed exactly as you originally intended.
Step 10 - Optional - Apply ink to an acrylic block and mix with water. Splash the ink using a water brush. Spray White Iridescent Shimmer to the entire card front. Let Dry.
This card can be used for other occasions by removing the berry step in the Holly Berry Turnabout stamps and changing the Christmas Foliage die and sentiment to something else. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.