Welcome back to the blog, crafty friends! I get to share some of the new holiday items from Spellbinders with you! Ive been busy busy crafting away at Christmas cards already, have you?
I first used all the dies from the ORNAMENT GLIMMER SET to cut out a number of poinsettias and greenery from colored cardstock. I then inked the edges of the die cuts just to add a little more depth and interest. Once all of my cutting and inking was finished, I arranged the die cuts onto a piece of white glitter cardstock, and glued them down with liquid glue.
I added the sentiment by glimmering the MERRY CHRISTMAS BANNER on a piece of vellum. I wanted to use vellum so that you can still see a bit of the background behind the sentiment. Glimmering on vellum is possible, you might just want to add a few shims in order to get enough pressure for a nice foil transfer. I made a process video of this card, so if you want to watch it, check out my YouTube video HERE!
My next cards are very similar to my first! I created the die cut background the same way I did with my first card. I used the ORNAMENT GLIMMER SET with all the flower and greenery dies to create a die cut background on top of glitter cardstock. I absolutely love the look of these die cuts on a shimmery background!
I used a red glitter cardstock, as well as the white again. For the sentiments on these cards, I used the HOLIDAY SENTIMENTS GLIMMER SET. This set has a number of words that you can mix and match to create holiday and New Year’s sentiments! I went with a simple “Merry Christmas”, and glimmered it on a strip of cardstock that the die in the set cuts out. I used gold and black foils for the sentiments!
After popping the sentiments up on foam adhesive, I added gold sequins to the middles of the poinsettias, and that finished the cards!
Last, but not least, is this darling Christmas card! I love how the REINDEER GAMES GLIMMER PLATE can almost be a full card in itself! The fonts and design is so pretty, I really wanted it to stand out! I foiled this plate onto some dark red cardstock, trimmed down to size, and then set it aside as I worked on the background.
I used the BARN WALL EMBOSSING FOLDER from FSJ to emboss onto some kraft cardstock, and then added some more color by ink blending several different colors of brown over the top. I then splattered the embossed background with some gold watercolor.
I remembered that I had some dies in my stash that would allow me to build a reindeer face so I couldn’t resist using them on this card! I cut the pieces, assembled them, and added them right under the glimmered sentiment that I popped up on foam adhesive. It doesn’t show up too well on the camera, but I also added some shimmer with a glitter pen to the reindeer’s ears and nose. Super simple, but super cute!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope this inspires you to use a few of the Holiday Glimmer Plates by Spellbinnders in your own crafting! I always love getting a head start on my Christmas cards, so that I’m not in a last minute rush when December rolls around.
Have a great day, and happy crafting!