Hello Digi Diva's!
I apologize for my absence of late. I have been working hard on designing you some NEW releases for January. We also celebrated our 44th Anniversary! I am so proud of my Hubby.... I have to share.... He tried his hand at card making! Using my NEW release.... "Puttin' on the Ritz!" #3225J.
I love that he has exhibited interest in my hobby! He is an
Plus, trying to finish my Christmas cards.... I know, I should
have started sooner.
Today, I would like to share with you "Brighten the
Holidays - 663J", one of the last cards I have to go... The
penguins "Frick n' Frack" are at it again! They seem to always
get their tinsel tangled! Come along if you are still making
your cards as I...
BRIGHTEN THE HOLIDAYS MATERIALS LIST:
Brighten the Holidays 663J Digi Stamp Set Copic Markers:
12"x12" White 100lb. Cardstock B00, B01, B02
AstroBrights Red Cardstock N1, N3, N5, N7
Decorative Lights Stock (from my stash) R14, R17, R29, R59
Nuvo Glitter Drops - White Blizzard Y02, Y04, Y17, Y19
Memento Bahama Blue Ink Pad G02, G05, G09
Tear-ific Tape C1, C3, C5
My Little Christmas - Plastic Lights
Misc. Greenery (from my stash)
I started by sizing my images. The penguins
were sized 3-1/2" x 2-3/4" and the sentiment
2" x 3-1/2" and printed on Hammermill 100lb.
White Coverstock as shown.
Color as desired. I used Copic Markers, shown
on the right.
I cut all my pieces up front:
Cut one 5"x12" White 100lb. cardstock.
Cut one 4"x4" Red Cardstock
Cut one 5-1/4"x4-3/4" Red Cardstock
Cut one 2-1/4"x4-3/4" Red Cardstock
Cut one 2-1/2"x4" Red Cardstock
Cut one 3-3/4"x4-3/4" Red Cardstock
Cut Penguins 3-1/2"x3-1/2" square
Cut sentiment 2"x3-1/2"
Cut one 5"x4-1/2" Lights and one 3-1/2"x4-1/2" Lights
The White 5"x12" piece is scored and accordion
folded at 5-1/2" and at 8".
I moved the lights on the string a bit closer
together. Then filed one side of each light flat
to enable gluing and easier mailing!
Apply Memento Bahama Blue Ink to
the edges of the sentiment and the penguins,
Start assembling panels using Tear-ific Tape:
Lights 5"x4-1/2" on Red 4-3/4"x5-1/4" apply to
back panel. Lights 3-1/2"x4-1/2" on Red
3-3/4"x4-3/4". Apply to the front panel. Apply
the 2-1/4"x4-3/4" Red to the center panel.
Adhere the penguins to the Red 4"x4" and the
sentiment to the Red 2-1/2"x4".
On the back side of the Penguin image apply
tear-ific tape to only ONE HALF... Double check
it is on the back of Frick (NO ear Muffs).
Center the Penguin image on the card folded
shut and adhere, as shown.
Apply tear-ific Tape to the back side of the
sentiment panel as shown.
Align the sentiment on the back panel with the
penguin image on the front panel as shown.
Card should look like this.....
Adhere the Light Bulbs and Misc. Greenery
branches in the upper left corner of the card front
Optional: Apply Nuvo Glitter Drops to the light
bulbs on the string of lights Frick n' Frack are
holding! LET DRY!
THANKS for coming along on my Christmas Card roller coaster and allowing be to share my creations! Hope you found something you like. If you are still looking for that perfect image for your cards, stop by my SHOP! If you would like to share your wonderful creations don't forget to enter our Blog Challenge!
HOO-RAH!! Last Christmas Card!
If I do not get the chance again, I would like to wish each and everyone of you the Merriest of Holidays and that the New Year brings you all that you are anticipating!