This is our Christmas card I made this year. It took me a whole day to come up with this one! I couldn't figure out exactly what I wanted to go for and started with the wreath. Finally after much trial and error, this was the final outcome.
First off, all the paper I used for this is GinaK Pure Luxury Cardstock - it's just so awesome! I started with a dark green as the card base. The size of this is 3" by 5". Next I cut a piece of white cardstock for the front of card and one for the inside of the card. The red door was cut using my cricut and gypsy. I used the plantin schoolbook cartridge on my gypsy for a rectangle and copied and resized it until it cut the sizes I wanted. Once cut I used Distressed Ink in Fired Brick around the edged of the red door and around edges of panels to give it a little depth.
The next thing you see is the wreath. This was cut on my cricut using the christmas cartridge. I cut the main wreath and then using the shadow feature cut another using a darker cardstock. Once these were glued together, I used a crackle stamp and with some versamark stamped on the front of the wreath and heat embossed the crackle design with some clear embossing powder to give it texture. Punched holes to create the bow and added some bling with the irock tool. Use a few pop dots behind it and tada! Looks like it's hanging on the door!
The door knob was cut using the sentiments cartridge with my cricut. Of course it came out a little gunky so I used the walnut stain distressed ink and a foam applicator and coated it until it was all brown. Then used a small round brad as the knob.
The Merry Christmas sentiment was an old stamp I had. I used my ek success label punch to create the sign and it also had the one for our name plaque. I backed them with green cardstock to make them look a little more substantial.
This is the inside of the card. The holly stamp is an old clear acrylic stamp I have and the Happy Holidays is by Hero Arts. I used memories black dye ink to stamp images and then used my copic markers to color the holly.
- Cardstock (heavy weight)
- Cricut (Plantin Schoolbook, Christmas and Sentiments Cartridges)
- Label Punch
- Crackle Stamp, Sentiment Stamp for front of card and inside of card, Holly Stamp
- Clear Embossing Powder
- Brads (for doorknob)
- Pop dots
Let me know what you think! Thanks for looking and have a happy holiday season!!