Thursday, December 15, 2011

Best Time of the Year - Christmas Card a Day!

How about some dry embossing today? Cut a piece of garden green cardstock 5 1/2" by 4 1/4". Take your embossing tool and your trimmer and dry emboss the cardstock every 1/4". Take a New England ivy ink pad and run it over the embossed lines you made. Distress the rest of the card with the same ink.

Cut a piece of pattern paper (I used the much-missed Mistletoe paper) 2" by 4 1/4" and distress. Attach about an inch down from top of card.

Cut a piece of cranberry cardstock 2 1/2" by 2 1/2" and distress. Attach to upper left of the card as shown.

Cut a piece of garden green cardstock 2 1/4" by 2 1/4", distress and attach to red piece.

Using the Pair a Phrase stamp set (not available anymore but I have some for sale), stamp the present in cranberry ink on a piece of colonial white cardstock you've cut 1 1/4" by 1 1/4". Distress it and attach to a cranberry cardstock piece you've cut 1 1/2" by 1 1/2". Cut a piece of colonial white cardstock 2" by 1" and distress. Stamp "This is the best time of the year" on it in New England ivy. Attach to top of red and green square with the present stamped image just below it.

Now it's time to decorate. Use some sparkles and some red glitz glitter gel (only $2.75) to make your card shine. Remember when using glitz gel it's better to squeeze out dots of the glitter and spread instead of trying to "draw" in lines. Once everything is dry, attach to a piece of colonial white cardstock that you've cut 8 1/2" by 5 1/2" and folded. If you like the products shown here, be sure to click on the links to get your own.


  1. Beautiful Card! I LOVE the embossing of the base layer. What do you use to glue down subsequent layers and embellishments on top of embossed and inked layers? No matter what glue I use, (even CTMH glue---which is my favorite) I have a hard time making the layers stay stuck. Any suggestions?

  2. Love this card! Very pretty. I am enjoying your card a day tutorials. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. I just used Tombow on everything except one glue dot at the bottom of the present image.