I wanted to share with you the last Christmas card I made last year. I shared it on Instagram but I wanted to publish it here on my blog too. I used Mama Elephant “Pix’s happy holidays” stamps, which are super cute, and Lawn Fawn “Ready, set, snow shaker add-on”. These dies are fantastic because you can create the most amazing shakers, not only for Christmas but for any occasion.
First, I stamped the bunny with Versafine Onyx black in on Bristol paper, colored the image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and fussy cut it. I added Wink of Stella to the bunny’s wings. Next, I stamped the snow globe from “Ready set snow” stamp set with Memento Tuxedo black ink on Bristol paper, colored it with ShinHan Touch Twin markers and used the coordinating dies. Then, I stamped the plaque with Versafine Onyx black ink, heat embossed it with clear embossing powder and colored it with a gold gel pen.
I wanted the shaker element to be an ornament that could be hung and also a magnetic decoration. I had some magnetic leftovers from a super cool set of Mario Bros. magnets a friend gifted me that I could use on my project. So I glued a piece of magnetic sheet to the center of the card base and then adhered the pattern paper panel from Lawn Fawn “Knit picky” collection. By the way, I love this paper collection because I’m a huge fan of Christmas sweaters!
Next, I mounted the shaker element. I used “Ready, set, snow shaker add-on” twice on some fun foam and glued the two pieces together. I glued some clear thread to the backside of the bunny and adhered the thread between these two layers of fun foam, because I wanted the bunny to be a suspended element but apparently there is not enough room for it to move. Then, I glued the fun foam to the back side of the snow globe that is die cut from some pattern paper too. I added a piece of magnetic sheet in the lower part of the snow globe, between the fun foam and the back panel. After using my anti-static tool to remove the stickiness, I added some Lawn Fawn glitter (I used both, chunky and prisma) and close the shaker with a piece of acetate and the front piece of the snow globe. Last, I added the sentiment plaque with foam tape and place the shaker element on the front of the card, where is attached thanks to the magnets.
Today I’m sharing my last minute Christmas cards for my family. I made these on Saturday so I could give them to my relatives on Christmas Eve. I think I’m going to be making cards till the 7th of January since in Spain Holidays are not over until the 6th of January, when the Three Wise Men bring us the presents. So maybe some people will be receiving very late Christmas cards 😉
Well, these cards were super easy to make. I was wishing to use my Mama Elephant “Me and my Yeti” and “Sentiments from Yeti” stamps and dies. Plus, the Yetis are perfect for quick cards since they are big, super cute, and don’t need much color. I stamped them on Neenah Solar White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored them with ShinHan Touch Twin markers (I bought some in Phnom Penh during my honeymoon). I also stamped the garlands and color the stars with silver and gold pens. Then, I run everything through my Big Shot with coordinating dies.
I went for bokeh backgrounds in different colors. I blended different Distress Ink colors on five pieces of Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock trying to get a color gradient. I splattered some water with a paint brush and dry it with a paper towel after few seconds. Next, I used Lawn Fawn “Lets’ bokeh” stamp set stamping different solid circles with the same ink I used for the background and with Lawn Fawn yeti ink. Then I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder, except for the purple card, where I used silver embossing powder.
I adhered the background panels to card bases and used foam tape to glue the Yetis. I glued the garland and used Glossy Accents on the Yetis’ horns. Last, I glued some matching sequins from several mixes from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards.
Today I have a card with a very naughty cat that reminds me of my Sakura. So when I saw this fun stamp from La Vida en Scrap, I immediately thought about making this card.
I stamped the images on Bristol paper with VersaFine onyx black ink, colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and fussy cut everything. The cat is from La Vida en Scrap “Dulce Navidad” stamp set, and the tree and the gifts are from Mama Elephant “Pix’s Happy Holiday” and “Reindeer Games” stamp sets, respectively. I added tons of sparkle to the tinsel with Sakura Stardust Clear Glitter pen, and some less to the ornaments, the star and the tree. For the gifts I also used a gold gel pen.
For the floor I stamped the Lawn Fawn “Woodgrain backdrops” stamp on Bristol paper using Memento peanut brittle ink. Then I colored over it with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and trim it to look like a hardwood floor. For the striped wall I did some masking with Post-it tape and blended Mama Elephant winter pigment ink on watercolor paper. Then I stamped the sentiment (I used Lawn Fawn “Harold’s ABCs” stamp set) with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it using gold and WOW Red Glitz embossing powders. I think the sentiment is perfect for this scene!
I mounted the scene using double sided tape and foam tape. I added a white cardstock stripe between the floor and the wall to make a baseboard and I also made a rug using Lawn Fawn “Small stitched ovals” dies on Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Christmas paper. Next, I adhered the scene panel to a Canson Mi-Teintes paper panel, and then attached everything to a card base. Finally, I added some Glossy Accents to the ornaments and to the star.
I think this scene is so fun! I hope you like it too!
Today I have another Christmas card featuring La Vida en Scrap stamps. The stamp I used is from a spring themed stamp set called “Faunia”, but combined with some Lawn Fawn stamps is perfect for a Christmas scene.
I stamped the bow and the mistletoe from Lawn Fawn “Baaah humbug” stamp set on Bristol paper with Memento lady bug ink and with Memento bamboo leaves ink. Then, I stamped the hares with VersaFine onyx black ink on Bristol paper masking the hearts, and masked the hares to stamp the hearts with red ink. I colored the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and fussy cut them.
I blended some Cracked Pistachio and Worn Lipstick Distress inks on a watercolor panel with very light hand to get a soft look, and then spritzed it with water to get some texture. I die cut two hills from white cardstock using Lawn Fawn “Stitched hillside borders” dies and spritzed some water mixed with Perfect Pearls for a frosty touch. It can’t be seen on the pictures, but the result is beautiful! When it was completely dry, I stamped the sentiment from Lawn Fawn “Baaah humbug” stamp set, masking the “ewe”, and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. Then I stamped the word “you” from Lawn Fawn “Believe in yourself” stamp set and heat embossed it using WOW Red Glitz embossing powder. Next, I die cut some trees using Mama Elephant “Birch trees” dies and added some shadow to the edges with ShinHan Touch Twin Brush markers.
I mounted the scene using foam tape for the hares and the mistletoe. Finally, I adhered the scene to a card base and added some Wink of Stella to the hearts and the mistletoe.
I love how this turned out. The shimmer on the snow is so pretty! And I think the scene is very sweet 🙂
I hope you like it!
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Finally I’ve begun my Christmas cards!! I’m not going to lie, I want to make a ton of them and I’m running out of time. Luckily, the new La Vida En Scrap “Dulce Navidad” stamp set is so beautiful that is very easy to make great Christmas cards with it.
I stamped all the images with VersaFine onyx black ink on Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock and colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I added some detail with Sakura white Gelly Roll pen and Sakura Stardust Clear Glitter pen.
I stamped the sentiment Dulce Navidad (Sweet Christmas) with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it using WOW Red Glitz embossing powder. I adhered the watercolor panel to some fun foam to give some dimension and then glued that to Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Christmas paper and to a Canson Mi-Teintes paper panel. Finally I attached everything to a card base and added some Glossy Accents here and there for shiny touch.
I love these cards! They were so much fun to make!! And they are so easy to make that are perfect for mass producing if you are in a hurry.