If you are wanting to send handmade Christmas cards this December, I highly recommend you start on them early. If you are anything like me, you put making them off until the last minute and run out of time. If you start now and do a little bit at a time, they will be done in plenty of time for the holidays. Over the next month or so, I am going to be sharing with you several Christmas card ideas that are not only simple to make, but are beautiful as well. Today’s card is called Flurry of Wishes and it features pretty snowflakes embellished with sequins.
This card was made using the Flurry of Wishes Stamp Set and the matching snowflake punch. The punch makes quick work of cutting out the smaller snowflake stamped images. I absolutely love the ornate snowflakes in this stamp set. If you love snowflakes as much as I do, this stamp set is a great one to add to your collection.
Cut your paper:
- Whisper White Cardstock: 5.5″ x 8.5″ then score at 4.25″. Fold in half to form your card base.
- Island Indigo Cardstock: 4″ X 5.25″
Emboss the piece of Island Indigo Cardstock using your die cut machine and the Dots Background embossing folder.
Use Fast Fuse Adhesive to stick the embossed piece down to the card front.
- Using Island Indigo ink, stamp the sentiment onto Whisper White Cardstock.
- Using Pool Party ink, stamp the two smaller snowflakes onto Whisper White Cardstock twice.
- Using Island Indigo Indigo ink, stamp the two smaller snowflakes onto Whisper White Cardstock twice.
Use the snowflake punch to cut out all the snowflake images. One thing I really love about this set is that both snowflakes stamp together and then the punch cuts out both of them at once.
Use the Deco Labels Die to cut out your sentiment. (I used the second to smallest one.) Then use the next size up to cut the mat out of a scrap of Pool Party cardstock.
Adhere the sentiment to the mat, then stick that down to the center of your card front.
Stick the two larger snowflakes in the corner, as shown.
Use mini glue dots to add sequins to the center of all the snowflakes.
Add Stampin Dimensionals to the two smaller snowflakes, then adhere to the card as shown.
You can play around with how you alternate the colors on the snowflakes. The first card I made I alternated between Island Indigo and Pool Party. The second card, I put Island Indigo in the corners and then pool party in the center around the sentiment. So before you stick anything down, play around and see which color arrangement you like best.
For more information on any of the products I used to make this card, check out the shopping list below.
Stampin’ TrimmerFlurry Of Wishes Stamp SetSnow Flurry PunchSoftly Falling Embossing FolderLots of Labels Die SetCardstock in Island Indigo, Pool Party, and Whisper WhiteInk Pad in Island Indigo and Pool PartyRhinestone Basic JewelsAdhesive (Fast Fuse and Stampin Dimensionals)
I just love how this card turned out. I think those two shade of blue are so pretty together.
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So tell me… Are you making handmade Christmas cards this year? Have you settled on a design yet?