Sunday, October 18, 2009

Simple Christmas Card

Now that life has slowed down for a few days I wanted to put out tutorials on the Christmas cards I made for my workshop yesterday. The first one up doesn't use your typical Christmas colors. I used paper from the Twitterpated level two set for this, it's one of my favorite paper sets, sorbet and sweet leaf are the main colors for this card.

Here's the measurements for this very simple card:

5 1/2 x 8 1/2 card base, fold in half
5 1/2 x 4 1/4 card front in sorbet cardstock or pattern paper
5 1/4 x 4 colonial white cardstock
4 1/4 x 3 1/4 sweet leaf cardstock or pattern paper
4 x 3 colonial white cardstock
1 x 2 3/4 colonial white cardstock

You'll need Vintage Christmas and Card Chatter-Christmas stamp sets, sweet leaf, chocolate and sorbet inks, blocks, adhesive and a distressing sponge.

Distress all of your pieces in chocolate ink if you like that look (obviously I do)!

Using the Vintage Christmas holly leaf stamp, stamp in sweet leaf all over the largest colonial white piece of paper. Once finished, stamp the Christmas, Christmas stamp randomly in sorbet ink, keeping the words upright on the card.

Attach this piece to the sorbet card front.

Stamp the largest stamp on the Vintage Christmas set on the 4 1/4 x 3 1/4 colonial white rectangle in chocolate ink. Make sure you ink this stamp very well as it has a lot of detail you want to show. I always press down on the block in the center with these larger stamps to really get coverage.

Glue this piece to the sweet leaf rectangle.

Take the last colonial white strip of paper and stamp the "thinking warmly" stamp in sorbet ink.

Now you can easily put it altogether. Place the sorbet framed piece on the card base, attach the sweet leaf piece towards the left side about a 1/4 inch from left side and 1/2 inch from top. Glue down the sentiment on the lower right of the sweet leaf piece. Inside, use one of the sentiments from the Card Chatter stamp to share your greetings (not shown). What an easy card! There's no excuse not to make a homemade card to send to your loved ones when it's this simple to make! You can do it!

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