Modern Christmas Cards using Christmas Pines and Swirly Scribbles Dies from Stampin’ Up!

Hope you’ve all had a good weekend, here in Yorkshire we’ve had a few flurries of snow which has got my kids very excited, sadly I don’t share their enthusiasm. I’ve stayed inside by my very cosy fire and made this couple of very modern looking cards, something I struggle with but I do like this duo.

I used a colour combination Black, White, Silver with a hint of Melon Mambo to add some brightness. The Melon Mambo parts were die cut from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits which I think are great for adding accents and focal points to your projects.

modern xmas stampin up swirly scribbles

The patterned paper on each card comes from the Merry Music Speciality DSP and the stamped elements come from the Christmas Pines stamp set. I stamped the greetings on each in Versamark and embossed in Silver to add a bit shine.

modern xmas stampin up swirly scribbles 2

To add some extra bling I added some of the Silver Metallic Enamel shapes which are definitely my favourite embellishment from the annual catalogue, I can’t stop using them!

If your thinking of placing an order today is the ideal day to do as we have free shipping on all orders placed before 11pm tonight, so you could order just one pack of the Metallic Enamel Shapes to try them out.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

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Star of Wonder, Star of Night Christmas Card

For today’s card I’ve gone for a more traditional feel using a black, white and silver colour scheme and some of the music paper from the Merry Music Speciality Designer Series Paper.

I took a Basic Black card base and embossed the greetings in silver in the top left and bottom right hand corners of the card. Make sure you use  the embossing buddy to avoid extra marks on your card.

black star of wonder card

To make the background piece I cut a piece of the dsp to 10.5cm x 8cm, then ripped  the top and  bottom  diagonally across to create rough edges. Take the Versamark pad and run it along these edges and then emboss with silver powder.

To make the focal point of the card cut out the outline star shape from the Starlight Thinlits in vellum and the largest detailed star in Silver Foil stuck on to the multipurpose adhesive sheet, then stick the two stars together. To finish off the card front take some silver metallic thread and wrap in round your fingers to create a large loop. stick this onto the card front using small amount of tear and tape to adhere, behind where the star will go.  Add the star to the top of the silver loops and the card front is complete.

blackstarofwondercardinside

To complete the inside of the card I took a piece of whisper white cardstock measuring 10cm x 14cm. Then take the Basic Black archival ink and stamp the large detailed star image in the bottom right corner.

Thank you for joining me today, tomorrow’s card will feature the Snowflake sentiments stamp set from the new autumn/winter catalogue.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x