Thursday, 13 December 2012

Easy ChristmaS Card Step-by-Step Tutorial
Hello Cakettes,

So it's been a while since I have written my last post, but I wanted to come back before Christmas to share this super quick and easy card tutorial.
So Without any messing around, let's just get into it..

I'm starting with a card base that measures 10" x 7" folded in half to make a 5" x 7" card. I also have a 4" x 6" piece of white card, a 3" 1/2 x 5" 1/2 piece of the silver card and then another piece of the white card measuring 3" x 5".
Take the 3" x 5" piece of white card and run it through a die cutting machine using an embossing folder. I am using Papermania's A Silent Night - Snow Flurry Embossing folder.

Next, using some glitter glue (this one is by Dovecrafts and the colour is Crystal) I am adding some of the glitter glue randomly over the embossed card and with my finger, I just spread it all-over and allow it to dry. At this point you can use a heat tool to help speed up the drying process.

Next I have layered all of the pieces of card on the front of the card. But, before I adhered the last layer, (the embossed one), I have added some ribbon to it, this is where my ornaments are going to be "hanging" from.

Next, using some StazOn Ink in the colour Forest Green, and a Recollections Christmas stamp set, I have stamped my ornament image twice on white card and then cut it out.
Once I had cut them out I went ahead and adhered them to the front of the card. Just a quick tip: To give it more dimension, I have adhered the right hand-side ornament using 3D foam adhesive.

Now I have two pieces of card, one is white and measures 2" 3/4 x 7/8 and the other one is green and measures 3" x 1", I've stamped the word Joy on the white card, adhered that to the green card and then added that to the card using 3D foam adhesive.
If you're using a different stamps, your measurements will need to be adjusted. But I thought you guys might like to know the exact measurements I have used.

Now using the same satin ribbon as before I have tied two little bows and adhered them directly above the ornaments.

And VoilĂ ! The card is done, The last thing you can and perhaps should do is adhere a piece of white card to the inside of the card so that you can write your message. I would suggest the card insert should measure 4" x 6", that should leave a nice boarder all around.

As you can see on the picture above, I have re-created the same card using Red as my accent colour, so you really can use this idea and adapt to use what ever materials you have at home.

These cards are so easy and quick to make, they would be perfect for making cards in bulk. And I know these cards look simple, but aren't Elegant? :)

I Hope you guys enjoyed this step-by-step tutorial, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think!!! :)

Happy Holidays Everyone!!!

See you again really soon!!!

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