Sep 05 2013
The kids are back in school, the leaves are starting to turn yellow, the nights are a little cooler, it’s time to start thinking Christmas Cards. No really!
I have been contacted by several customers in the last few days asking for simple Christmas Card ideas so I sat down and quickly made these two cards. If you need 5, 50 or 500 cards this year, these two samples will work for you.
I really like the elegance of metallic inks on my Christmas cards so I created this card in gold. I stamped with the Joyful Christmas stamp set (Clear #131805 $20.95, Wood #131802 $27.95) in Encore Gold ink.
I love how easy it is to get a rich, brilliant color with this ink, no embossing powder required. Since these inks take a little longer to dry, I recommend doing all of the stamping first and then you can embellish and assemble the cards later.
And the only embellishing I did was add ink from a Bermuda Bay Marker to the center of the poinsettia. The stamped images are layered onto Bermuda Bay card stock, Brushed Gold card stock and Whisper White card stock. The other image from Joyful Christmas is stamped inside the card.
This card features the Festive Flurry stamp set (Clear #131781 $36.95, Wood #131778 $48.95) and matching Festive Flurry framelits available separately or as a Bundle & Save (Clear #133285 $57.95, Wood #133284 $67.95).
For this card I wanted to focus on silver with the Silver Encore ink and Brushed Silver card stock. I paired the silver with Strawberry Slush ink and Strawberry Slush card stock. The greeting is from the More Merry Messages (Clear #126402 $30.95, Wood #126400 $40.95) which although is not in the catalog is still available and is a my favorite Holiday greetings set.
This card is a little more involved than the first card but still a great clean and simple card option that has been stepped up just a bit.
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