Friday, December 9, 2011

December card - Christmas Card a Day

I'll be teaching this card in Marcellus tonight and tomorrow. It's a fun card to make. The most important thing you can do to make your cards look awesome is to layer. There are lots of layers on this particular card. Use the new Believe paper for this one, it's perfect! Cut topiary cardstock 5 1/2" by 4 1/4" and then cut a piece of the Believe patterned paper 5 1/4" by 4". Distress both with chocolate ink and attach.

Cut holiday red cardstock 4 3/4" by 3 1/2, distress and attach to center of other papers.

Cut a piece of white cardstock 4 1/2" by 3 1/4" and attach to center of red. Using the Enjoy Life stamp set stamp the corner stamp in sweet leaf ink to the lower left of the white cardstock. Stamp the two checkerboard thumbprint stamps in holiday red ink as shown and add the swirls in topiary ink as shown.

Using the Cherish the Day stamp set (no longer available in the catalog but I might have some if you need one), stamp the December stamp on a Cricut cut white cardstock decorative shape with topiary ink. Add to the same shape in holiday red cut 1/10" larger. Make sure to distress both. If you don't have the Art Philosophy cartridge, just cut a rectangle and mat instead.

Cut and attach 1" by 3 1/4" topiary cardstock strip to bottom of white rectangle.

Cut white cardstock 1/4" by 3 1/4", distress and stamp with the words Merry Christmas (in holiday red ink) from the Christmas Love stamp set. Remember we used this stamp set yesterday too, it's handy! Cut a decorative corner using your Art Philosophy cartridge in sweet leaf cardstock, distress and attach to upper left of white cardstock.

Again using your Art Philosophy cartridge, cut a 2 1/2" star, put it through a crimper and distress. Attach to the upper right of the card with glue dots.

Using pop tape, attach the December piece to the lower left of the white cardstock.

Stamp the inside of the card with any saying you like from the Christmas Love set. I used holiday red ink.

Now add a couple of sparkles for bling and attach the whole card to a white cardstock card base you've cut 8 1/2" by 5 1/2" and folded in half. If you like any of the products you've seen in my tutorials, just click on them to purchase!