A Distressed Christmas… Part Two

Today I wanted to showcase some non-traditional (aka not red and green) Christmas cards I made using some background pieces I made. The steps were covered in this post I made earlier.

The first card was made using a stamp from Stampabilities, VersaMark ink and two embossing powders. Starting with the background, I stamped the image in VersaMark ink then heatset the white embossing powder. Before it had a chance to cool, I dumped on some Holographic glitter embossing powder from Ranger. A quick flash from the heat gun and that glitter is stuck!

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That glitter doesn’t show well from the photograph but it makes a really nice statement on the card. I trimmed the background piece down and adhered it to a Bazzill Marshmallow card base using some red sticky tape. It kept that slightly warped cardstock PERMANENTLY adhered to the card base.

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The next card was made using the Let It Snow stamp set from Avery Elle. I used the trees and “all is bright, all is calm” sentiment from the set, stuck them to my Fiskars stamp press and quickly made four card fronts in no time!

I also stamped the birds from the set and fussy cut them out. They were popped up on foam dots. These card fronts were also trimmed down and put on a Bazzill card base and some bakers twine was added to the spine of the card.

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I made a similar set of cards using the same stamp set but switching up the sentiment.

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Following suite, I made a pair of cards with a sentiment from the Winter Wreath set from Avery Elle.

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The last set of cards was made using the same stamp set, again, but this time I stamped the tree background several times and added a few extra branches with my VersaMark pen. I stamped those cute little birds and colored them in several different colors. I added the “All is calm, All is bright” sentiment on some vellum and adhered it all down to the card front. Adhered that on a Bazzill card base and added some twine and glossy accents. (The birds were meant to serve as Christmas lights.)

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As you might have noticed, I’m really enjoying the Avery Elle stamp sets for cards this year. It’s really versatile and is a wonderful balance of cute and classy.
Thanks for stopping by!!

Merry Christmas!

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