12.04.2014

Warning: Christmas Card Overload is On The Way

It's true. You will be seeing a LOT of Christmas cards around here this month. The simple fact is, I need to make them FOR people and I need blog content and I have limited time to play, therefore, you get to see ALL OF THE CHRISTMAS CARDS! You are cool with that, right? Right. Good. 'Cause it's TOTALLY happening.

Happy Holidays


I've had this Simple Stories DIY Christmas paper pad hanging about for a bit now and I hadn't cracked it open yet, so I decided I needed to fix that problem! I pulled out some fun dies and these fun holly shaped Doodlebug Sprinkles to create this layered bit of insanity. HA! It's no really insane...it just has a lot of layers and actually required me to think about the final design before adhering stuff and, well, quite frankly, that's not something I often do. I just start tossing bits and bobs together until a finished card appears. HA! No, for reals, though.... that is basically my process, so pre-planning....that's kind of HUGE for me.

Happy Holidays


So, let's chat about these dies for a minute. I used three different dies and layered them to get this cool looking ornament. I started with a basic circle die in white. I then stuck the enamel shapes down and layered the Holly Wreath over the circle. The white on white adds dimension and texture without making it too busy. Finally, I cut the Happy Holidays from black cardstock and layered it over the wreath. I love how the colors on this card worked out. They just make me happy. And there is just SO much dimension!!! LOVE it! I cut the silver ornament topper from DCWV glitter paper and then added a bit of May Arts silver string to finish it off. This card actually came together very quickly and it so doesn't look that way! It was really a fun one to create!

That, my friends, is what I have for you today! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Have a Happy!

9 comments:

  1. love the dimension on your card!! wait. we're actually supposed to SEND out cards!?! :)

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  2. Beautiful card! Love all of the beautiful dimension!

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  3. This is SO pretty Jingle! Look forward to seeing more! One time I made birthday cards and posted them for a month straight. I made all the cards my in-laws wanted to give for everyone in the family, and I loved that it killed two birds...

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  4. Just had to have that sentiment...loving the font...so I ordered it. Just now...really I did! #soundinglikeJennow

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  5. Looking forward to seeing your xmas cards cos I need inspiration, I really do. Hugz

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  6. You know just how to add bold, graphic dimension to a card. Kudos for another great design!

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  7. This is sooo pretty. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  8. I am drooling over this beauty :)

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Please leave a comment. They make me happy. I am a BIG FAN of Happy. For reals, though.

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