Easy embossed Christmas card
I love the Wisteria Wonder background of this easy embossed Christmas card using the new Ornamental Pine stamp set from the new Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog due out August 28th. I love holiday cards using the more traditional colors of red, green and navy but isn’t it also fun to use a color that’s not as traditional?
I trimmed the Wisteria Wonder cardstock layer to 3 3/4″ x 5″ to allow for a larger border of the Whisper White cardstock base (8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″). The branch, pinecone and greeting are from the same set (Ornamental Pine) but the falling snow is created with the “splotchy” stamp from Gorgeous Grunge:
All of the images were stamped in Versamark and embossed with White Embossing Powder. Remember to use the Embossing Buddy first to remove oil from your fingertips and from the cardstock. This will help lessen any stray embossing powders and give you a much cleaner embossed image. The Wisteria Wonder layer is adhered directly to the front of the card and the greeting is popped up with Dimensionals. The greeting is stamped in Wisteria Wonder ink and die-cut with a framelit from the new Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Dies also coming out in the holiday catalog. I can see myself using that particular framelit a LOT with the longer greetings from Stampin’ Up! 🙂
You can see below that I stamped the envelope to match and while I did not take a photo of the inside of the card, it is very similar to the envelope and has a greeting stamped as well.
I think I may use this easy embossed Christmas card for my swaps at Founders Circle next month. I was fortunate enough to place in the top 100 demonstrators again this year and will enjoy a 5 day/4 night trip to St George, Utah 🙂 I love this trip and the time to relax and share ideas with some of the most talented demonstrators and a few of my closest stamping friends. The swap count this year is 108 and they will all feature products from the new Holiday Catalog!
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I hope you enjoyed today’s project on how to create an easy embossed Christmas card and are inspired to begin your holiday cards too!