Add this to your cute Christmas ideas card ideas file because it’s SERIOUSLY adorable!
There are so many different styles of Christmas cards and one of our faves are cute Christmas card ideas because you can really put so much personality into something that’s both festive and whimsical. Today’s card from Annie totally fits that bill and just love what she did with one of our new background stamps.
Annie said “When I saw the new Twas The Night Background stamp I wanted to create a card that conveyed that same feeling of Christmas magic as the poem”. Well we think she nailed it – let’s check it out in detail!
First, Annie stamped her choice of the collection of characters from our Christmas Inchies Stamp set onto white card stock with her black Copic-friendly ink, colored them in with her Copics and then cut them out with our coordinating die set.
Next, to get that delightful effect of multi-colors on her background, she placed a panel of white card stock in her stamp positioning tool and stamped the background stamp with Orchid, Whisper and Sierra Color Fuse Inks from Sets #6, 8 and 9, respectively. She chose one color at a time and inked up a few areas, stamping the partial image and then repeating with each color to get full coverage. PRO TIP: Overlap the inks here and there to create fun, complementary blends that will enhance the whole thing.
When Annie was happy with her background, she cut the panel with the largest die from our Nested Deckle Rectangle set. To emphasize the frosty feel of her project, Annie used a blending brush to add a little Orchid Color Fuse around the edges.
For her focal element panel, Annie now cut two pieces of white card stock using the second largest die from our Nested Scallop with Holes set, cutting across one of the panels a second time with one of our Tabbed Mountain dies to make a little snow bank for her festive friends.
Annie inked up the uncut die cut with the same Orchid, Whisper and Sierra Color Fuse inks in thirds. She then placed our new Stars and Circles stencil over the top and inked with the same stripe’s color ink for a beautiful tone on tone look.
When her panel was completely dry, Annie stamped her sentiment from our Wintery Friends set with Versamark ink and heat embossed with white powder. PRO TIP: If you are at all worried about getting this sentiment lined up, go ahead and pop this into your stamp positioner. You do NOT want to ruin your beautiful inking!
Now Annie made her little accents by die cutting some scraps of green card stock with our Evergreen Tree die and inked the edges of the two smaller trees with white pigment ink to give them a soft, snow-kissed look.
It was time to put it all together! Annie adhered her poem panel to her card base with foam tape, adhered the snow bank piece to her stenciled panel with tape runner and then added that to the center of her poem with more foam tape. She arranged her little elements, adhering them with varying thicknesses of dimensional adhesive to build even more dimension.
Is that not just one of the cutest handmade Christmas cards? We love the combination of those cool, unconventional Christmas colors combined with the classic images – it adds that playful feel!
Here are the goodies you will want to pull out of your stash or add to your card to make some of these cuties! Note that there are three characters in this stamp set that are not Christmas specific so this card design would be a perfect all-winter greeting with a different sentiment!
Don’t forget to add this to your list of cute Christmas card ideas because we are pretty sure you will come back to this design idea over and over!