Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Let It Snow! Holiday Layered Card Inspiration.

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow
:::not so great singing voice:::
Happy December - The holiday season is HERE!
Here's a card perfect for this time of YEAR!


For this card I used my favorite holiday paper, My Minds Eye Holly Jolly Jingle Bells! On one side you have an awesome bright green polka dot pattern that is flat but gives the look that it is textured and on the reverse side is a distressed looking larger polka dot pattern with pretty greens, blues, browns and a POP of red!


I cut out a standard A2 size card using the green side as my base. Then using the reverse side, I cut out the saying 'Let It Snow' using my Cricut Expression 2 Machine and the Cricut Winter Frolic Cartridge. Rather than use the die cut itself, I used the cutout instead. Underneath the opening I added a piece of American Crafts Glitter Paper for some texture. It actually looks like SNOW! Last, I used the Check Me Out Red Megan Elizabeth Ink Edgerz and inked around the edge of the square for some definition.

I then took the same red Ink Edgerz along with the black 1:00am Ink Edgerz and lightly rubbed them over the open saying to add some slight definition to the edges of the words. The little 1 inch inks are perfect for inking small places! Then I ran my We R Memory Keepers Sew Stamper across the top and bottom for a 'stitched' effect! (love, love, love this tool)

...and last but not least, I added a red circle topped with a pearlescent shell button and tied it on the card with some cream twine!

All in all it really was quite simple. I used a combination of my favorite products and papers and the finished product turned out great! I love the little bits of non traditional blues and browns on the card.

WHAT DO YOU THINK? 


3 comments:

  1. I love it. It is beautiful and that paper is just beautiful!

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  2. Love it, I also enjoy using non-traditional colors for Christmas cards.

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