I'm still trying to decide what I'm going to do for Christmas cards this year. I figure since I work better and do some of my best designing when I'm nearing a deadline, inspiration isn't going to strike until the eleventh hour. When it does, there will be many late nights rushing to get things completed. I just hope the finished project, whatever it ends up being, is worth the stress!
This is one card the won't make the cut. The inspiration came from a card on Pinterest (that I can't find now), because I thought the colors looked Christmas-y. But even though I like the Emerald Envy glitter embossing powder on the tree, I'm not liking the layout much. Back to the drawing board!
Here's the "How To"
Image: Very Vanilla 4" x 5-1/4"
DSP strip: Moroccan DSP 3/4" x 5-1/4"
Greeting: Emerald Envy 2" x 2"
Mat behind greeting: Gold Glimmer 2" x 2"
Card base: emerald Envy 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored and folded at 4-1/4"
- Stamp greeting in Basic Black on Emerald Envy square, and punch with circle punch. Die cut glimmer paper with 1-5/8" circle die. Adhere greeting to glimmer paper.
- Adhere DSP to left side of Very Vanilla. Stamp tree trunk and hills in Tip Top Taupe.
- Rub embossing buddy over cardstock and stamp tree leaves in VersaMark. Cover with Emerald Envy embossing powder, tap off excess, and heat with heat tool.
- Emboss just the Very Vanilla with Softly Falling embossing folder (not the DSP).
- Wrap gold baker's twine around and tie a bow near bottom left of Very Vanilla. Adhere greeting just above bow with dimensionals.
- Adhere all to card base.