Happy August. I hope everyone is surviving the heat. To help beat the heat here, I started making my Christmas cards.
I made this card is using Catherine Pooler’s Christmas Cookies stamp set and dies. I used this set last year and made the stamps look like ornaments hanging from a tree branch. This year I am coloring them as cookies.
To start, I stamped the designs on Catherine Pooler’s white card stock using Twilight gray ink. This ink is a nice, medium gray that can be used for no line coloring as well. I then colored the entire image using E51. I went along the very edge of the stamp using E57. I went over the edge of the E57 line with E 35. I went over my E35 edge with E53. I colored over the entire image using my E51 once again.
I then went and grabbed my Gina K Designs Glitz Glitter Gel. I used White, Turquoise Sea and Bubblegum as my frosting for my cookies. I was going for the frosted and sugared look on my cookies. To decorate my cookies, I used Nuvo Drops in Bright Gold, Simply White and Autumn Red.
I used my Nuvo double ended scoop tool and dropped very little Glitz Glitter Gel onto each image. I smeared the gel around with a Q-Tip and then let the images dry overnight. I fussy cut the images out along the dark line.
For the background, I used the large snowflake from the Christmas Cookie stamp set and stamped it over the card-stock using It’s A Boy ink. I also stamped the sentiment using It’s A Boy Ink and cut it out with the circle die that came with the die set. I cut the stamped card panel out using Spellbinders’s Venise Lace die. I love the little holes along the border it creates.
I fussy cut out all of the ornaments and arranged them on my card panel. I used my Xyron sticker maker to adhere them. I trimmed off the pieces that were hanging off of the card panel. I put foam tape on the back of my sentiment and adhered it to the card panel.
I put foam tape on the back of the card panel and adhered it to my card base. I did not think it needed any more embellishment, so I stamped Merry Christmas on the inside of my card and was finished.
Thank you so much for stopping by! Hope you enjoyed this card making tutorial!