Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Non-traditional colors for a Christmas Card are always fun. Flocked Snowflakes add even more interest

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This was going to be a very simple card to show off the new flocked Snowflake 12" x 12" Specialty Vellum.  A simple sentiment, a simple bow and the card would be complete.  But, noooo, I looked at the Whimsical Woodland 3D Embossing Folder and though, "Oh, wouldn't that make a cute background to the white, flocked snowflakes!"  Then I decided to lightly watercolor the embossed piece to better show the embossing.  So I added the piece of white, flocked snowflakes and added the bow, and though' this just isn't enough.  So I opened the small round container  of green For Everything Fancy Sequins, and found some sparkly white sequins that added so much to the card.  The I found a Merry Christmas sentiment from the Regal Reindeer Stamp Set, which I stamped and added to the corner of my card.  But then I looked over at my desk top and spotted a stirp of Pearlized Enamel Effects Basics, which comes in three colors.  I had been playing with them earlier and tying all three colors.  They were dry, so I selected two white ones and added them to the ends of the sentiment.  Phew.  My simple card turned out to be more than I planned, but I'm happy with the results and I would be proud to send this to a friend of family member this Christmas season. 

Snowflake Christmas card using Stampin' Up! Snowflake Special Vellum

Today's Coastal Cabana Christmas Card uses a base card of Coastal Cabana Cardstock.  Then a smaller layer of Coastal Cabana dry embossed using the Whimsical Woodland 3D Embossing Folder.  Then a layer of Stampin' Up! Snowflake Specialty Vellum, with white, flocked Snowflakes.   

Non-traditional Christmas Card using Stampin' Up! Snowflake Specialty Vellum

Then, I added a bow out of sheer Pool Party 3/8" Ribbon.  I selected several sequins that were white, sparkly from the green For Everything Fancy Sequins and attached them with glue dots.  I used a Coastal Cabana scrap and made a sentiment banner that I bent using my Bone Folder, and stamped a sentiment from the Regal Reindeer Stamp Set.  Then I added white Pearlized Enamel Effects Basics to each end of the sentiment banner. 
Below are the tools used to create these cards.

Christmas Card using Stampin 'Up! Snowflake Specialty Vellum

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  • Stamps:   Regal Reindeer (Sentiment)
  • Ink:  Coastal Cabana
  • Paper: Coastal Cabana, Snowflake 12" X 12" Specialty Vellum
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1 comment:

  1. Beautiful card! On my monitor, it looks like Mint Macron. lol
    I'd like to CASE it, can you tell me what size you cut the vellum at? :)