November 25, 2015

Magic Christmas Night "Merry Christmas"

One of my favorite Christmas card designs. We had a lot of fun in class to see how the winder wonderland emerged and how easy it is to create the snow.

I used the Close to My Heart stamp set "Always Grateful" (C1559) again. This is such a gorgeous stamp set and so versatile, if you ever need some really nice trees, get this one!

First the Christmas tree was stamped in white pigment ink four times on the "desert sand" cardstock. You have to let it dry completely before you start the next step. I used "New England" green ink from Close to My Heart to stamp the other trees...Yes only one ink. I stamped slightly off set of the white trees first. Now I inked my stamp again, stamped once between the trees and a second time (without re-inking) next to the previous one. This gives you one tree in a nice dark green and another one in a lighter version. Fill in the space until you are satisfied with the layout. I stamped "Merry Christmas" with dark brown ink.

Now lets see how the snow is done... take your white pigment ink pad and with a downward motion go over the bottom of the cardstock piece. You cover all the space that are not stamped as well as some of the tree bottoms. Add snow glitter embossing powder to is and heat set.

I mixed 3-4 drops of white shimmer paint with a little bit of water. Mix well and use a brush to spritz drops onto your cardstock. Let it dry.

All that is left now is to adhere the cardstock piece to the center of your card base. You can use foam dots or adhere it direct to the base. Add a litter glitter paper star and your card is done.

I place a nice Christmas phrase on the inside and stamped a decorative design on the outside of the envelope. 

If you are interested in purchasing this card or any other you might see on my blog, please contact me. If you like to learn how to make this and other cards yourself, sent me an email for more information.

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