Hello there, it is Verity from Pretty Little Button here for the Bumbleberry Design team. For my first post, I wanted to create a couple of Christmas cards with an alternative colour scheme as opposed to the traditional Christmas colour scheme. This time I wanted to challenge myself to make some elegant Christmas cards using red, gold and green and show even myself that these can make lovely cards for Christmas. Whatsmore, I wanted to make a set of the cards that are easy to batch make should you need a lot of cards but still want them to remain elegant.
Now you may think this looks familiar, Kristina Werner did a similar card with this stamp and she did but with watercolours. However, these cards were made prior to her putting that video up, so I would like to think it is a case of great minds think alike ;)
Although I haven't taken inspiration from Kristina Werner for this card, I did get inspiration from Yana Smakula for this card, so do check her out as she is a brilliant card maker!
Elegant one layered for batch making card details:
To start off, stamp the tree stamp from Altenew Starry Night stamp set onto Lawn Fawn coloured cardstock, trimmed down to a card panel. Using two embossing powders from WOW! Embossing powders, create an Ombre effect with the colours meeting in the middle.
Next stamp a star from the set on top of the tree and cover this with matching embossing powder from the bottom of your tree and heat set this.
Using a blending tool and dye or distress inks, blend on a dark shade colour to your cardstock around the edges. Make sure you leave the middle as the cardstock for a highlight / 'glow' effect.
Heat emboss a sentiment onto vellum in WOW! Bright white embossing powder and heat set. The vellum allows you to add a sentiment without it overtaking the tree. Fussy cut around the sentiment and adhere to the card panel with a glue pen.
Lastly, add a selection of colour corresponding Tonic Nuco drops sounding the sentiment or tree.
The Nuvo drops on this card look a little like snow falling.
I just love how these cards came out and think they make a great set to give as well. Why not try it with a whole host of coloured cardstock!
WOW! Superfine Rich Gold Embossing powder - WOW! Embossing Powder
WOW! Superfine Fools Gold Embossing powder - WOW! Embossing Powder
Nuvo Drops - Tonic Studios
Until next time!
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