To My Love Christmas Card

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Hi, I have two clean and simple almost one layer cards to share with you today. I decided to make two cards so I could have a traditional colour scheme and a modern colour scheme. I knew I wanted to keep this card quite clean with lots of white space but I wanted some interest too.  I used the largest Cross-stitched circle die and embossed this with my Big Shot diecutting machine.  To emboss the die – I used Tab 1 on the platform, my bottom cutting plate, an embossing mat, my card with the die and my top cutting mat.  This is how to emboss with your dies with a Big Shot – check how you can do it if you have a different machine.

Elfish-Antics-Stamp

I trimmed the Neenah card I used so the circle is the full width of the card.  I stamped the girl and boy with the mistletoe above them with Memento ink.  I did some simple colouring with the Nuvo alcohol markers.  I find these markers much easier to hold and use than some of the others out on the market.  They come in packs of 3 markers so are great for beginners – you know the colours will blend well together and affordable. The colours I used will be listed below in the supply list.

I added the sentiment underneath the circle.  On the modern card I stamped “Merry Christmas” from the same Elfish Antics stamp set and for the traditional card I stamped “Merry Christmas to my” by using the Perfectly Penned stamp set by Concord and 9th onto another piece of card.  I left the end blank so it can be used for a wife, husband, girlfriend or boyfriend.  I can just add the correct ending. Because these panels are thinner than my card base – I scribbled some colour onto a scrap of Neenah card to coordinate with the elves outfits.  For the modern card I used 413, and for the traditional card I used 379.

Elfish-Antics=StampWhich card do you prefer? Are you a traditional Christmas lover like me? Or do you prefer the more modern colours?

Want to find these supplies?

STAMP

Heffy Doodle Elfish Antics

Concord & 9th Perfectly Penned

 

CARD

Neenah Solar White

Bazzill Marshmallow

 

DIE

Lawn Fawn Cross-stitched Circle

 

INK

Memento Tuxedo Black

 

MARKERS

Nuvo Creative Pens Alcohol Markers

Traditional Card

Green – 471, 415

Red – 379, 377

Skin – 477, 475

Girl hair – 463, 465

Boy hair – 461, 463

Mistletoe – 417, 413

 

Modern Card

Pink – 449, 451

Orange / Yellow – 389, 401

Green – 471, 414

Blue – 425, 427

Girl skin – 477, 475

Boy skin – 477, 473

Hair – 461, 463

 

Nuvo Creative Pen Colour Swatch Chart

 

ADHESIVES

ATG Tape Runner Refill

Be Creative Scor Tape

 

TOOLS

Fiskars A4 Trimmer

Tonic 8.5 Guillotine

Big Shot Diecutting Machine

Big Shot Replacement Plates

Lawn Fawn Acrylic Block

Janet-Sig

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