Quick Cards for Christmas
Make one—or 50!—holiday greeting cards in no time at all with these quick designs.
Make one—or 50!—holiday greeting cards in no time at all with these quick and easy designs.
Cardstock: white 110 lb., green, light blue, turquoise, red Stamps: Newton’s Nook (Beautiful Baubles); Sunny Studio (Holiday Style) Ink pads: Ranger Archival (sap green, Wendy Vecchi leaf green); Imagine VersaMark (watermark) American Crafts clear embossing powder Gold cord Newton’s Nook Beautiful Baubles die set Die-cutting machine Embossing heat tool Needle Tape Therm O Web: adhesive runner, adhesive foam squares, mini adhesive dots
1. Form a 4¼ x 5½-inch card from white cardstock. 2. Cut a 4¼ x 5½-inch panel from green cardstock; adhere to card.
3. Cut a 4 x 5¼-inch panel from white cardstock. Referring to photo, stamp branches on panel with light green ink; re-stamp branches, slightly offsetting them with dark green ink. 4. Use watermark ink to stamp three ornaments on other colors of cardstock. Sprinkle embossing powder over images and heat-set. 5. Die-cut ornaments.
6. Determine placement of ornaments on panel. Pierce holes in cardstock using a needle threaded with gold cord. Run cord through each hole and secure to back of panel with tape. Cut cords on front of panel to desired lengths and secure to backs of ornaments. Adhere ornaments to panel with foam squares. 7. Tie three small bows from cord; adhere to ornaments with adhesive dots. 8. Stamp sentiment on panel with black ink. 9. Adhere assembled panel to card front.
When stamping with light and dark ink of the same color, always start with lighter ink. By slightly offsetting the image, you will achieve a small amount of shadow and add depth to the stamped image.