Hellllooooooo friends! Whew! It's been a Christmas card bonanza around here lately! Today I'm sharing the last of my three blog posts introducing the Holiday 2016 release from Simon Says Stamp! Did you do the blog hop already (Friday's post)? If not, I hope you will hop around to see all the wonderful inspiration from everyone. The first of my three blog posts was very traditional red/green/poinsettia Christmas cards. The second of the three posts was kinda hipster/retro/woodsy Christmas cards.... Today's post is BIG BOLD and COLORFUL Christmas cards with pink and aqua and bling! Haha! It was fun to use some different colors and add a punch of bling to this set of cards. The new Corbel Tree Die is soooo pretty and the Believe word die is going to get used a lot in my studio... And not just for Christmas!
First up is a clean and simple design inspired by the Corbel Tree Die and my love for Lawn Fawn Plaid Paper! I used the plaid paper as my starting point for my color palette. Picked up some grey and aqua to match with it. Really loving this color combination. I die cut the tree from the center of a piece of crisp white cardstock. I layered the white onto the aqua paper using foam squares so there would be dimension and shadow under the die cut. I used silver glitter paper to die cut the word Believe. To finish it all off I added a bunch of clear gems and pearls to look like ornaments. This would be a great card to mass produce, and nice and flat for mailing too!
It is very hard to photograph silver glitter paper!! I simply adore how the silver matches the grey in the paper and the clear rhinestones. Very clean and classy.
Okay, put on your sunglasses for this one! I used the new Winter Flowers stamps and dies to make a pretty watercolor floral cluster for the center of my card. The images were stamped onto watercolor paper and then cut out with the matching dies. I used my awesome Prima Confections Watercolor Paints to color the flowers in bright hot pink and muted magenta. I also used the same paints to color the leaves in a few shades of clear green. I used the black paint to splatter a few drops onto another watercolor cardstock base. The sentiment was heat embossed in white onto rich black cardstock. I always love that look. The card base is pretty soft Fog cardstock from SSS.
The flowers and leaves are attached with foam squares to make them jump off the paper! When I lay out a cluster like this, I will do it on my craft mat and then snap a quick photo with my iPhone once it is just right! Then, when it comes time to glue it all in place I refer back to my photo.
The Prima Watercolors are so gorgeous!! the color is pure and bright. LOVE.
Thank you ever so much for hanging out with me the past few days as I inundate you with Christmas creations! I think now I will take a break from Winter crafts and get back in a few more days of Autumn crafting! But first, I need to clean up the complete disaster going on in my room! OH MY. There is stuff everywhere!! What are you working on in your studio right now? I'd love to know! Have a wonderful day everyone! XOXO
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