We know it’s hard to believe but this breathtaking project is a quick and easy Christmas card you can make in minutes!
We all love a good quick and easy Christmas card and most of them, while just lovely, don’t always have the WOW that a more involved project does. Well, this beauty from Julie throws that concept right into the trash!
This absolutely breathtaking card is not just literally breathtaking – like, we gasped when we saw it in person – it is also an excellent card for batch making! You can even stamp and emboss each brilliant element one at a time, too, so it’s ideal for fitting your card making into the time slots you have available.
Let’s take a look at the making so you can see how easy it truly is.
Julie started with an alcohol ink background she’d made in another creative session. One of the reasons this card is so ideal for multiples is that you can use anything you want for that background AND you can use different types and designs of backgrounds because the gold on gold and the beautiful basic black text means no matter what you put behind them, the card will be every bit as fabulous.
You could use our Color Fuse Inks to blend up your own custom look, use plain card stock in colors you love and use patterned papers (use up that stash!) and each card will be just as glorious as the next.
Julie cut her decorative panel with the largest die from our Nested Rectangle Stitch die set. While she had her die cutting machine out, she cut mirror gold card stock with our Rectangle Combo OPC #4 die, saving the other elements for other projects.
Now she stamped the trees from our Winters Night stamp set with VersaMark onto her decorative panel and heat embossed it with gold powder. Next, she stamped the text with VersaMark and heat embossed it with black powder. She laid a post it note over the sentiment and then stamped the snow and star, again with VersaMark and heat embossed with the same gold powder.
She then adhered her stamped panel to a white card base with her tape runner and then the mirror gold frame over the panel with thin dimensional adhesive.
We think you will all agree that this quick and easy Christmas card does NOT look like it could be made quickly and it does NOT look “easy”. All that beautiful metallic glow with the shine from the embossing adds a richness that no one will guess was, indeed, quick and easy!