Welcome everyone! Today I’m super excited because I have the honor of creating cards for the Spellbinders blog. I have three projects to share using the new Holiday release. The Holiday release has so many amazing dies available at affordable prices and coordinate so well together.
My first project is using the beautiful JOY die. This die gives you many options from clean and simple to layering or even shaker cards.
I die cut my Joy frame from Fresh Asparagus card stock and used the letters to cut out words on the inside. I also used the individual letters to die cut from Gold Glitter card stock and layered them inside of my frame on a card panel made from Fog card stock.
You can leave the frame as-is or die cut the individual elements like the flowers, leaves and berries from different colors of card stock and layer them on. This is a great way to use up any scraps you may have.
My next card is taking it up a step and adding some stencils and ink blending on my background. Using the Deck the Halls die, I die cut the ornament shape from white card stock and ink blended Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks. I also die cut the inside words from white card stock and layered on top. I die cut the trimmings from gold glitter card stock and set on the side to work on my background.
Starting with a piece of white card stock, I ink blended Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide ink with a blending brush. I started heavy handed at the top and worked my way down using a lighter hand. I topped off the the darkest areas with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink. Next, I brought in the Subway Tile stencil and used Abandoned Coral again to lightly go over the stencil. This will add a subtle background for our ornament.
I added my ornament to the front of the card with foam tape and finished off with glitter card stock trimmings.
My last card is a beautiful snowy scene for a cute furry critter. The Bandit die creates an adorable little Santa Raccoon and is sized perfectly for a card front. You also have the option to die cut a tree covered in snow which I did as well.
I created a snowy hill using the Drift & Hills stencil with Shaded Lilac and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide inks. This created such a beautiful shade for the snow! Masking off my snow drift, I ink blended Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide inks. Then splattered with water for a snowy sky.
Once my panel was completely dry, I heat embossed a sentiment from Christmas Cheer stamp set from Simon Says Stamp in white embossing powder. I also added some snowflakes from the Deck the Halls die using White Glitter card stock.
I finished off my wintery scene by adding my tree with liquid glue and my Santa Raccoon with foam squares. How super sweet is that critter?
It’s always nice to get a head start on Christmas cards as the holidays seem to sneak up on me. Using the Holiday Release from Spellbinders is a great affordable way to get started. Thank you so much for stopping by and hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration.
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