Welcome and Jingle Bells Digi Divas! I created this lovely Holiday card using my Christmas Cardinals Digi Set- an time-worn gate that once stood in Kimmswick, Missouri- a historic small town on the Mississippi River close to where I grew up. Are you Ready?
This is a 5"x7" card
Hammermill® 100lb. White Coverstock
Color as desired (I used Copic® Markers)
Bazzill® - Prince Charming Cardstock
TPC Studio® - Winter Blues Cardstock
Federal Blue Cardstock
Nuvo® Crystal Drops- Ivory Seashell
VersaMagic® - Ocean Depth
Elizabeth® Fitted Oval Dies
Sizzix® - Peace on Earth Dies
Size the "Christmas Cardinals Gate" to 4-1/2"x5-1/4" on half page. Print on Hammermill® 100lb. White Coverstock. Color as desired (I use Copic® Markers). Fussy Cut from ground level and up. Using the largest Oval die cut the balance of the image. Place the cardinal's tail and the Bow of the decoration on the backside of the die. Run through the Big Shot®. Using the TPC Studio® - Winter Blues Cardstock and the largest Oval die cut an oval. Align the two (2) ovals and adhere as shown. Cut a 5"x7" rectangle of Bazzill® - Prince Charming Cardstock and adhere to the 5"x7" cardbase. Apply VersaMagic® - Ocean Depth around the edges of the cardbase. Center the Ovals on the cardbase and adhere with the fold on the left.
Cut single strands of Pearl mesh and adhere around the edge of the oval as shown using Dimensional® Glue. Clip pieces of the pearl flourishes that fit in the corners as shown. Apply
Nuvo® Crystal Drops®- Ivory Seashell to the snow as shown. Let Dry. Using Federal Blue Cardstock and Sizzix® - Peace on Earth Dies, run through the Big Shot®. Adhere the sentiment to the card front as shown. OPTIONAL: Apply a few scrap rectangles in a design on the back of your card with a name badge.
I hope this helps you to work through your Christmas Card List! I am getting a bit closer to filling my list each day and enjoying this opportunity to share with you as well. Stop by again soon for some more Holiday Card-Making Inspiration!
P.S. Have you stopped by and entered your card/craft creation in this month's Jan's Digi Stamp Shop Challenge Blog? Anything Goes (with a twist), up to 5 entries allowed, and FREE to enter!
I am sharing with the following Challenges: