I am going to be sharing a few Christmas card ideas with you today. The shopping list for all of the products will be at the end of the blog.
Firstly, let me show you a few cards made for Lisa Horton Crafts shows on the 11th August 2021 on Create and Craft TV. The main feature was Boxset Number 2 however a particular DL stamp caused quite a stir too.
So Festive – Blue
“So Festive” is a slimline stamp with seasonal wording. I used it with Tim Holtz Distress embossing glaze in Speckled Egg.
I then layered up the embossed page using the Festive Check Slimline die set – which is another must have for 2021 Christmas cards.
So Festive – Lime Green
Here are the same products used with a Lime Green embossing powder. I think it makes a funky card suitable for a younger person.
So Festive – Pastel
This time I used white embossing powder with the So Festive stamp. I left it to cool down before adding Distress Oxides in various shades with blending brushes. To create a clean look, take a soft cloth and buff up the letters which cleans the inks away.
Also featured on the show were the Sketchy Poinsettia stamps and dies. Here I teamed them up with Rose Gold Mirri Card but can you imagine trying this style with the brand new Euphoria Sparkling Glitter card stock?
The next set of cards will feature in the Create and Craft shows on Friday 27th August at 12.45pm and Saturday 28th August at 9am/12.45pm/5.15pm (UK time)
Baby It’s Cold Outside
The Large Snowflake dies are exactly that – LARGE! The largest die measures 145mmx130mm. Team them up with the new Euphoria Premium Glitter cardstock and you have a match made in crafting heaven !
To make this diamond fold card I embossed square panels using the Slimline 3d Snowflake Embossing Folder, I cut the snowflakes out in shades of pink,blue card plus silver, white glitter card stock. Then i layered them up in different combinations.
This card is made with square panel front of embossed vellum (using the same folder as above).
Then I layered up various shades and sizes of snowflakes onto the vellum. To give the card stability I adhered it to a plain white card blank.
Warm WInter Wishes
The snowflake on this card was made with the “waste” from the other cards. Keep every scrap of the precious glitter card stock because you will use it.
I created another embossed panel using the So Festive stamps which goes to show how everything in the Lisa Horton Crafts range works together.
The sentiment is taken from the Snowflakes Sentiments stamp and die set.
This card features the equally stunning Large Poinsettia die set. It is easy to create realistic flowers that layer up to form beautiful flowers – not just poinsettias. Here I have added gold gilding wax to red American Crafts Cardstock.
These dies are not specifically for Christmas. Change the colour way and the sentiment and you have a glamorous card for a special occasion.
Believe in the Magic
The final die set to talk about is the Nested Stitched Bubble Squares. It is a perfect set to build up the frames and layers of your 8×8 / 6×6/4×4 cards because you have the bubble frames plus the double layers of mats.
On this card I die cut a mat from the Euphoria Glitter card. Then embossed it. It made a beautiful backdrop to the white glitter Poinsettia.
Joy and Peace
Last but not least I die cut the largest bubble frame and added it (with two co-ordinating layers) to a 8×8 black card blank.
Then I created a matching snowflake and added a snowflake sentiment to the smallest of the bubble frames.
In my personal opinion, this range of dies, stamps, glitter card-stock and embellishments pretty much covers Christmas card-making 2021.
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Until next time
Love Elisabeth xx
SHOPPING LIST :
SO FESTIVE DL STAMP LHCCS058-EH https://tidd.ly/2VzkvKZ
FESTIVE DOUBLE LAYERED SENTIMENT STAMPS AND DIES LHCCD092-EH https://tidd.ly/35CJE8A
SLIMLINE FESTIVE CHECK FRAME DIE LHCCD090-EH https://tidd.ly/3w2whKE
SKETCHY POINSETTIA STAMP AND DIE SET LHCCS056-EH
LARGE SNOWFLAKE DIES –LHCCD096-EH https://tidd.ly/3jcoaHw
SNOWFLAKE STAMP AND DIE SET – LHCCD095-EH https://tidd.ly/3mxygEY
FESTIVE SLIMLINE 3D EMBOSSING FOLDER – SNOWFLAKE LHCEF027-EH https://tidd.ly/3ciKcUT
FESTIVE SLIMLINE 3D EMBOSSING FOLDER – MISTLETOE – LHCEF031-EH https://tidd.ly/3ipt5ES
LARGE POINSETTIA DIES LHCCD093-EH. https://tidd.ly/389eCGQ
NESTED STITCHED BUBBLE SQUARES DIES LHCCD105-EH. https://tidd.ly/3zfVpPO
EUPHORIA PREMIUM GLITTER CARD STOCK – LHCPP020-EH https://tidd.ly/38r24eh