Hello readers and happy Wednesday! Today I am on the Joy Clair Designs blog sharing a couple of cards that I created using the Christmas Joy stamp set, which is part of the new Wonderfully release. I know it's only October and everyone might not be ready for Christmas just yet, but for those of us who make a LOT of holiday cards it is never too early to start!
The base of this A2 sized card was made with 80 lb. Neenah Solar White smooth cardstock. This is my go-to white cardstock for everything! I use it for card bases, card layers, die cutting, Copic coloring and so much more. I cut a 5 1/4" x 4 piece of plaid paper as my first base. Using the Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Stitched Rectangle dies, I die cut a frame from red houndstooth paper. I placed this frame in the center of the card. I printed the wreath image from the digital Christmas Joy stamp set on Neenah white cardstock. I colored the image with Copic markers and then fussy cut the wreath by hand. I stamped the sentiment "Warm Christmas Wishes" in red ink and I adhered the wreath to the center of the card using 3M foam adhesive for added dimension. Lastly, I added a coat of clear Wink of Stella to the wreath for added sparkle.
Here is the second card I created using the same wreath from the Christmas Joy digital stamp set:
This slimline card measures 8 1/2" x 3 1/2". Slimline cards are designed to fit inside a regular #10 business sized envelope and require no additional postage. The base of this card was made using 80 lb. Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. I cut a 7" x 3 1/4" piece of royal blue cardstock for my first base. I used a fancy border die along the bottom edge of the royal blue cardstock. On top of the royal blue cardstock is a 6 3/4" x 2 3/4' piece of watercolored blue and white cardstock. I splattered some royal blue ink on top of that cardstock before edging the bottom border with the same fancy die. I cut a 6" x 1" piece of gold foil paper and ran it through a diamond embossing folder before adhering it to the center of the card. I printed the wreath from the Christmas Joy digital stamp set and colored it using Copic markers. I stamped the sentiment "Warm Christmas Wishes" in royal blue ink and then I fussy cut the wreath by hand and adhered it to the center of the card using 3M foam adhesive. Lastly, I added a coat of clear Wink of Stella to the wreath for added sparkle.
Have you started YOUR holiday cards yet?
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