Make some FUN floral Christmas cards – no poinsettias necessary!
How about a cheerful twist on a traditional theme – some fun floral Christmas cards that combine the elegance of flowers with the whimsy of gnomes? We just cracked up when we saw this combination of the two and know that these handmade holiday cards will be the TALK of the town!
Renee knew she wanted to stick with traditional red and green for her florals and wanted to set them against patterned paper with that touch of cuteness from a happy little festive fellow. Let’s get her how-tos.
Renee opted to use our Bloomin’ Vine stamp set and, following the handy guide that we include free in in every layered floral stamp set, built her blossoms and leaves using shades from Color Fuse Ink Sets #4 and #10. When she’d stamped enough for her little floral garland, she cut them all out with the coordinating dies.
For the background of this cute card, Renee cut a piece of patterned paper with the largest die from our Nested Rectangle Stitch set and then a piece of dark green card stock with our new Lattice Cover die, layering the two together with some liquid glue.
She adhered this to a panel of glitter gold paper cut to be a teeny bit smaller than a card front and a a teeny bit larger than the plaid paper. Then all those layers got added to a red card base with some adhesive tape.
Next, Renee stamped one of the characters and the little handheld sign from our Christmas Gnomes set, colored them in, added the greeting to the sign and then cut both pieces out with our coordinating dies.
Now Renee added her darling details to her card. She started by adhering her festive fellow in the middle of the card front with some foam tape. She then arranged her die cut flowers above his head to form the floral arch, also using foam tape to match the dimension offered by her gnome-friend.
As a last touch, to echo the gold panel behind the decorative elements, Renee added some sparkly gold enamel dots in the centers of the flowers.
Isn’t this just so cute? We love the combination of the less traditional floral elements with the classic Christmas card colors to make a card that is so cheerful! Here’s what Renee used from our store:
We are excited to share this project as an example of how you can make FUN floral Christmas cards that use some classic holiday elements with flowers that aren’t usually associated with this holiday. If you decide to dip your toe in this kind of card, we’d love to see your results so be sure to share on our Facebook page for fans so we can admire your work!