If you’ve been searching for ideas for southwestern Christmas cards you are going to love this project!
We’ve talked a bit about how there’s one section of our country that doesn’t seem to get too much crafting love and today we addressing that with this idea for detailed and fun southwestern Christmas cards that highlight the features that make that area so beautiful.
This card was made by Julie and she says that it’s actually pretty easy to make thanks to the new dies we released last month to honor these vistas. Of course, she is sweet enough to share her details with us!
First, Julie used a die from our Nested Circle Die Cut set to cut the sun out of pale yellow card stock and sponged some shades of Color Fuse Ink from Set #2 around the edges to give it that warm glow. She used our Slimline Hills die set with a tan brown card stock and our Southwest Hills die with darker brown card stock and used the Color Fuse Inks in Set #3 to add details and dimension to them. She layered these over her pale gray card base with tape runner, trimming any overhanging edges.
Then she turned to her details. First, she cut several shade of green card stock with our Cactus Die set and Grass #2 die and used the different shades from Color Fuse Ink Set #10 to add details. She adhered these to her mountainy scene with liquid glue.
Now, to add the Christmas vibe to an already lovely looking card, she cut scraps of bright colored card stock with our Tiny Ornaments Die and added them to a couple of her cacti with dabs of liquid glue. She connected these with a gold gel pen for just a touch of festive sparkle.
To finish this off, Julie used a crisp black ink to stamp her greeting from our Christmas Phrases Large/Small set right onto her background below her desert floor.
How many people do you know who would LOVE these southwestern Christmas cards? They are perfect if you live in that area, are sending cards TO someone in that area and even as a gift if you make a small stack and packaged them up for THEM to send!