Ohhhhhh how I love making Christmas cards! I just couldn't STOP this weekend! I kept heeding to the Craft Cave with the intention of making fall cards and/or birthday cards … alas … the Christmas products just kept sucking me in! Get ready for about 10 days of posts … well, if I can take the time to actually POST them! If you can't wait hop over to my Facebook business page "Tamara's Paper Trail" - I'm posting at LEAST one a day there - much faster than blogging. Hit "like" and/or "Get Notifications" so you are in the loop on your FB stream.
So! I couldn't WAIT to get this card photographed so I could share it … had to wait for the sun to come out so the lighting was decent. Ready? (ska-wheeeeeel!)
My favourite look is big, bold, clean images with minimal "fluff". Yes, I own virtually every embellishment ever made by SU but I just don't like to use every one on every card. To "busy" … and expensive! Quck, easy, cute and inexpensive is the name of the game in Tamara World! So what did I use to make this little piece of fabulousness?
I started with a Whisper White base (as I do 98% of the time) - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
I added a mat f Crumb Cake 5 1/4" x 4"
I added ANOTHER mat (crazy, right?? *lol*) of Garden Green - 5" x 3 3/4" (haven't used Garden Green in AGES!)
The top layer is Whisper white and is 4 3/4" x 3 1/2". I've been using this layer size for almost ALL of my cards the last few months. I just love the smaller size - less "white space" that I always feel required to fill!
The Christmas Tree and Reindeer were made using the new "Santa's Sleigh" thinlits ($40 - 2016 Holiday Catalogue)
If you want both you can save 10% by buying the bundle, for $59.25 ...
Right. Back to our card ..
I punched out the tree and reindeer from the (best deal going) designer series paper stack "Warmth and Cheer" - $12.50
I wasn't sure how the little bow would look without the stamped detail but it TOTALLY works as it is - the bow is in the Santa's Sleigh thinlits. I attached it with a glue dot and added a rhinestone to the centre.
The deer is popped up on dimensionals, with some Red Thread stuck in behind him. I punched a start out of Crushed Curry paper using the tiny star punch (hmmm - is that retired? It was in a 3 pack some time ago - think it is ..)
The sentiments is stamped in Black Memento ink from the Embellishmed Ornaments set $26 (clear mount) …
Have yourself a stampy Tuesday - pop in again soon!