Trendy Christmas Card Designs – Two in One!

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We’ve got two looks in one with today’s example of trendy Christmas card designs!

In our month long Christmas in July celebration we’ve been sharing some trendy Christmas card designs and concepts. Today, Annie has combined two hot trends on one very cool card! She’s used the whole “glow” look – so popular now and carrying right through the holidays – with the starry sky theme. This card is not just so serene and sweet, it’s easy to make and ideal for batch card making. Let’s get the inside scoop on how to make one or one hundred!

Start with your snowman but stamping one form our Snowman Stamp set onto white card stock and color him up with your favorite medium. Annie chose to use her Tombow ABT Pro Markers to add her little touches of color and just a hint of shading. Cut him out with our coordinating die and set him aside.

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Now stamp the treeline and the snowfall from our Winters Night Stamp Set onto white card stock with VersaMark and then heat emboss with white powder to create your resist element. Starting in among the tree trunks and just above the tree tops, start buffing your inks to create that glowing ombre look. Annie started with Posey Color Fuse Ink from Set #4, blending into Lavender from Set #6, then Sonata and Serene from Set #8. Because our Color Fuse Ink is formulated to give you superior blending on all card stock, you can create that glowy look as the colors seamlessly meld.  Give the ink a moment to dry and then buff your resist areas with a tissue to sharpen the details.

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Cut a piece of white card stock with the largest die from our Outside Scallop Frame die set (save the other frames with the die for fast retrieval!) and trim your inked background to fit just behind it. Trim a piece of light purple card stock to card front size and adhere to your card base with your tape runner. Adhere your white frame to your glowy background with some dimensional adhesive and then layer that over the purple on your card.

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Stamp your sentiment with Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink onto a scrap of white card stock. Annie says “I love how well this sentiment from the Winter Wonderland Stamp set fits this scene.” Cut the sentiment out with the smallest die from our Slimline Nested Stitch die set by lining it up on the left with the sentiment and cutting. Then line it up again on the right of the sentiment to get a “custom” die cut. PRO TIP: All our slimline and mini slimline dies are great for cutting out sentiments because they are longer and slimmer, making them well scaled for lots of our sentiment stamps. Thanks, Annie – great tip!

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Now finish your card by adding your snowman and sentiment to you card with some dimensional adhesive and add a few little white gems as accents.

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Beyond adorable, are we right? And the two trends are married so beautifully on this project – it just has us oohing and aahing. Here’s what you will need to replicate this card:
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If you are looking to use trendy Christmas card designs in your holiday card making plan this year, this is one you will want to bookmark!

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