This past week I felt like I lost my mojo. It just left! A lot of this week’s card challenges included products I don’t own , so (almost) no luck there… but as a person that really needs to be creative in some or other way, I just spent time in my craft room everyday, playing around with my Stampin’ Up! products and you know what – as always – it worked! I created 4 new Christmas cards! One of them inspired by this amazing sketch challenge from Freshly Made Sketches!
My entry card for this challenge:
The Holly and Berries were painted with the fine tip Water Painter using Mossy Meadow and Real Red ink colors.
Tip! I used a ruler to keep my stripes (more or less) straight and evenly spaced. I also cleaned the ruler before painting the next stripe.
I had so much fun in my craft room that I came up with three more Christmas cards!
This card can be stepped up by adding tone-on-tone stamping to the Crumb Cake card stock. The Holly & Berry stamp from the Christmas Gleaming Stamp set (stamped in Versamark or Crumb Cake ink) would work beautifully.
I love adding an extra layer of embossed card stock – here I used the Dainty Diamonds 3 D embossing folder. The ornament was embossed in Gold on to the Copper foil card stock.
Heat embossing Foil – Do not get too close with the heat gun and don’t stay in the same place for too long – the foil will melt. Let your Heat Tool warm up for 20-30 seconds before bringing it to the Foil sheet.
I love that all of these cards have a different feel to them but at the same time they are really simple and easy to create! I would like to end this post with an invitation to join the Stampin’ Up! Family. During the month of September Stampin’ Up! is running the Get & Go Starter Kit Promotion and you have even more reason to join! I would love for you to join The Very Mellow Stampers!
I hope to catch up with you again soon!
11 thoughts on “Four more Christmas card ideas”
These are all fabulous Christmas cards! I love how you made the stripes on the top card. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!
I loved the sketch challenge! Thank you!
Thanks you! 😄
All such pretty cards! I would have a hard time picking my favorite…
These are all lovely. Your hand painted stripes are a really lovely background for your pretty holly and that great sentiment. So glad you joined us this week at FMS!
Beautiful cards! I adore the purple stripes and watercolored holly! Thanks for playing along with us at FMS this week!
What a beautiful set of Christmas cards. I just love the holly and the pretty striped background! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!
Thanks Jen! I loved the sketch!