Christmas Card Idea: Making a Wreath with a Snowflake Stamp

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I’m sure you’ve seen the cards with wreaths made using snowflake stamps. I decided to try it using the snowflake from Season of Friendship.

On Whisper White card stock, I stamped the snowflake in Old Olive ink repeatedly around in a circle until I was happy with the fullness and shape of my wreath. Then, I stamped the berries from Berry Christmas in Real Red ink randomly around the wreath. With my glue pen, I dotted some glue on the berries and sprinkled on Romantic Red Glitter.

The wreath is hanging by the bow stamp from Berry Christmas in Real Red ink. Below it, I stamped “Merry Christmas” from Christmas Greetings in Real Red ink.

Using the corner rounder punch, I rounded the corners of the whisper white and layered it onto a piece of Real Red textured card stock.  As for the base, I layered Old Olive with a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of vellum, which I stamped using the snowflake stamp from Season of Friendship in Old Olive ink.

Letterpress Christmas Cards

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I did some more playing with my L Letterpress kit last night. I can’t stress enough how little ink you really need to get a good impression. The slightest bit more and you’ll have problems with smudging.

The above card was made using the A2 size cotton letterpress paper (it comes pre-scored). After arranging the printing plates on the platform where I wanted them, I inked up the Holiday Printing Plate in red ink, the reindeer in brown, and the greeting in red also.

I use the Big Shot with the Letterpress kit. I don’t need to use any card stock or shims with mine. The impression is always nice and deep.

To finish off the card, I wrapped a piece of Chocolate Chip 1/4″ Twill Ribbon around the card and tied it into a knot. This is really beautiful and I think it would make a striking Christmas card.

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The Holiday Printing plate collection includes this gorgeous tree image. I inked up the tree in red ink and the Christmas greeting in Silver ink, running it through the Big Shot with A7 size cotton paper. I trimmed the paper down and layered it onto textured chocolate chip card stock, cut to 7″ x 10″ so I could use a 5″x7″ envelope.

To give the tree some more sparkle, I added Dazzling Diamonds Glitter over the image while the ink was still wet. It picks up a little of the shimmer in the metallic silver ink and just makes it more festive. At the top of the tree, I added a small sticky rhinestone for the star.

Another Snow Buddies Christmas Card

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This card is similar to another one I made on striped kraft card stock, but I decided to change up the colors a bit. I went for a non-traditional christmas color scheme of bermuda bay card stock and kraft.

Card base is bermuda bay textured card stock, layered with kraft. I stamped the snowmen from Snow Buddies in Brown Stazon ink and colored them in with SU Watercolor Pencils and the Blender Pen. To accent the snowflakes, I colored them in with White Gel Pen.

Along the bottom of the card, I drew in a mound of “snow” with my white colored pencil, traced along the top edge with my Glue Pen and then sprinkled on Dazzling Diamonds to highlight.

The sentiment is from Chit Chat Rub Ons, on white card stock punched out with the Word Window Punch layered on bermuda bay punched with the Modern Label Punch. The ribbon is Bermuda Bay Polka Dot Grosgrain.

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