Hello my crafty friends! It certainly has been a hot minute since I’ve been able to write but I’m back now. If you would like to know what happened, click here and you will be updated on what has happened since my last card post.
For today’s Step by Step Tuesday this week, I wanted to do a holiday card that I created after seeing something similar in on of my cardmaking magazines. I call this card my ‘Holiday Ornament’ card because that is just what it is. Three round ‘ornaments’ of varying sizes on the front of the card. Below is the image of the card mostly together except for the ‘hooks’ and some embellishments .
For the background on the card, I cut some blue glitter cardstock with snowflakes on it to A2 size- 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. This was an incredibly thick paper, considering that it was made for scrapbooking. I found it on clearance at Hobby Lobby last year. I wish I could find more of it, I love it even though it does have a good amount of fall out.
I also used glitter cardstock for the red ornaments and for the snowflakes on them. They did not shed with the difference being that the snowflakes were cut from Simon Says Stamp white glitter cardstock and the red paper, the glitter is almost inlaid into the paper. I used three different size of circle dies, shown below.
These aren’t the usual die brand that people use. My shape dies are by Ecstasy Crafts, their Nellie’s Choice Multi Frame Dies. If you want to check them out for yourself I’ll leave a clickable link here. I didn’t use the dies that were one right after the other in size, I skipped one so the size difference is a bit more noticeable. The center ornament I cut from gold miri card as well as fun foam to give the largest ornament dimension. The other two I cut from that red glitter cardstock that I was talking about earlier. The snowflakes on the smaller cards were cut from Simon Says Stamp white glitter cardstock using My Favorite Things snowflake dies. Then on the center of the largest ornament, after hitting it with a heat gun and using my anti static tool, I heat embossed the sentiment with Fine White embossing powder by Ranger. To attach everything to the card and the one ornament to the foam as well, I used my Scor-Tape that I get from Amazon.
The final steps were to add the ‘hooks’ so to speak and a little bit of embellishments. For the ‘hooks’ I used thin gold wired ribbon. I would cut a strip and match it up to each ornament and glue it down using a hot glue gun. Once dry, I would cut the tails off of the straight pieces. Next, tie bows appropriate to the size of the ornament once again glueing it down with hot glue. I use a mini hot glue gun, it’s a lot easier than lugging around a large one. Then I took gold sequins and put them at the center of the bow. The final step was to us a few clear gems and sequins scattered around the snowflake area.
What do you guys think of this card design? I was going for simple but classy. None of the links are affiliate, they are just there to help you find the products that I’m talking about. This was probably one of my most favorite cards I made this year. What was your favorite one that you made or saw, I’d love to know!! Belated happy holidays and a fabulous new year 2019!
Be creative and make your heart happy!