Is it too early to start making Christmas cards?
While us Demonstrators eagerly await for our pre-order to open for the new Mini- Catalogue, today I want to show you three different versions of a card which displays three levels of card making depending on your skill level. All three cards use a card base of Shaded Spruce and features the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper (DSP).
The first card, which shows how simple yet effective a single piece of DSP can look with a stamped sentiment. A quick and easy card; great for a beginner card-maker or someone who needs to make a batch in a hurry. For added definition, I have sponged around the edges of the DSP and 'kissed' the edges of the sentiment piece in Shaded Spruce ink. The sentiment was stamped in Shaded Spruce also.
My second card steps it up by adding a gold foil matte layer under the DSP, a bow in co-ordinating ribbon and a sentiment stamped then punched using the Timeless Label punch. Once again, I 'kissed' the edges of the punched sentiment to add a bit of definition and used foam dimensionals to attached it to the card front. Still a great card for a beginner or those who are time challenged. The Gold Foil and ribbon just adds a little something extra.
My third card takes it to the next level but still only needs a paper trimmer and punch as tools. This time I have trimmed my DSP into strips then glued them onto a piece of Pretty Peacock card stock before trimming around the edge. Shaded Spruce card stock would also be suitable for this if you didn't want to introduce another colour however I like the darker background.
Even this last card is relatively easy to create and once you have all your pieces cut, it wouldn't take too long to create a batch if you needed to.
All products used to create these cards are available to purchase in my Online Store. You can go directly there by clicking on the tab above or by clicking on the link under each product photo.
Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great day!