My Favorite Things

Christmas Card with Non-Christmas Supplies

Hi everyone! For this card I used my stash, and turned non-Christmas supplies into a Christmas card. I love how I was able to transform these items! The flowers from the Box Card Bouquet die-namics look a bit like poinsettias, don’t you think?

Over at Cloud9 Crafts we have a hot foil challenge this month. Head over to Instagram to see how you can participate and be eligible to win a prize!

To create the background, I used a hot foil ‘pouncing’ technique, which I showed in my foil technique video. If you haven’t seen it, I encourage you to check it out. The background is smaller than a standard A2 size card, so there is a nice border around it. As a card base, I used Speckled Eggshell cardstock from Lawn Fawn.

The flowers and leaves from the Box Card Bouquet die-namics, I die cut from Guava, Ballet Slippers, and Sage Leaf cardstock. The centers of the flowers I die cut from Sugar Crystal cardstock from Tonic Studios. To make the flowers look more interesting, I darkened up the centers with Copic markers: R85, R83, R81, RV29.

For each flower, I adhered 2 flower elements on top of each other. I also gave the petals dimensions by pushing them upwards. This gives a nice 3d effect. To make the flowers and leaves more christmassy, I splattered Gansai Tambi Starry Colors on top in the color white.

When adhering the flowers and leaves on my background, I made sure there was good variation in dimension by adhering items directly on the background, or popping it up with foam squares. To also fill in the scene more, I also added leaves die cut from vellum.

For the sentiment, I used text from the Iconic Ornaments from Mama Elephant. This I heat embossed in gold on Speckled Eggshell cardstock, and die cut with Itty Bitty Strips die-namics from MFT. To make the sentiment stand out, I popped it up with foam strips.

As a final embellishment, I added Soft Snowball Mix pearls from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards.

I hope you like this card and it gave you inspiration. Thank you for stopping by and see you next time!

Supplies Used

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