It certainly is the most wonderful time of the year! Today I’m mixing colors and textures to create a fun and retro Christmas card. Let’s get started!
- Cardstock: White, Green Plaid
- Versamark Pad
- EK Success Powder Tool
- Glitter Embossing Powder – Gold Enchantment – 596N
- 6″ Mini Guillotine – 809 – 150E
- Tim Holtz Stamping Platform – 1707E
- Funky Tape Runner – 422E
- Nuvo – Deluxe Adhesive – 200N
- Nuvo Crystal Drops Collection – Gloss Simply White – 651n
- Stamps: Plaid background and Wonderful sentiment
- Foil Washi tape
- Snowflake Confetti
- Typewriter or small alpha stamps
- Essentials – Easy Clean Mat – 1514E
To start, I stamped this cute gingham stamp across my plain white card with a red dye ink. I stamped about 12 cards in total.
When those were all done, it was time to add the second layer, my Wonderful sentiment. For this layer I decided to do heat embossing with Nuvo Gold Enchantment embossing powder. I stamped this layer right on top of the gingham background with Versamark ink.
I poured my powder over the design, then set aside so that I could heat several cards in a row. As long as you get your embossing powder on right away, you can take your time before heating it.
Metallic powders are the most fun to watch as you heat them. The transformation is so bold.
For my tiny sentiments I pulled out my beloved typewriter. I typed the phrases over and over until the page was full. Then trimmed them down with my mini guillotine.
I can’t resist a scalloped edge, and this foil tape was just perfect with the red gingham.
I used tape runner to adhere the green paper trim, ribbon, and type written sentiments. My Tim Holtz mini snips were the perfect thing for trimming any extra bits for a clean edge.
Looking cute so far, but I wanted a few more finishing touches. I used Nuvo adhesive to attach a couple of snowflakes, then completed the look with some Nuvo Drops. Now I’m ready to spread Christmas cheer with a little snail mail!