Sunday, August 23, 2009

Another Clean and Simple Christmas

Clean and Simple is my theme for the cards that I'm making to sell at the craft fair in November. These are the ones that are going to be mass produced into sets of 5. We are also going to make more elaborate ones that are sold individually. But this is my second design. It used the retired set Snowfall (thanks Jen for letting me borrow it!). I am thinking these colors are going to be my combination of choice for my own Christmas cards this year!

Stamps: Snowfall
Paper: Old Olive, Real Red, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip (marker), Whisper White
Accessories: Scalloped Edge Punch, White Gel Pen, Old Olive Ribbon, Real Red Ribbon, Corner Rounder

1. Score 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of Real Red cardstock at 4 1/4 and fold on score line. Punch all corners with corner rounder (including the top).
2. Take a 3 3/4 x 5 piece of Whisper White and stamp all over it with the snowflakes using Real Red, Old Olive, and Chocolate Chip ink. I found that using the Chocolate Chip marker on the stars worked better because of the shape of the stamp. I kept having big smudge lines when I inked it in the pad.
3. Cut the stamped sheet in half. Round the corners. (We will only be using half for this card, but this allows you to get two cards from one stamped sheet)
4. Cut a 5 x 2 piece of Chocolate Chip and Scallop Punch one end. Use White Gel Pen to add dots to
scallops. Adhere to back of stamped paper.
5. Wrap Old Olive ribbon around paper where the two meet. Tie a small piece of red ribbon in the center and cut off the excess.
6. Adhere to card base.
7. Stamp sentiment using Whisper White.
8. The inside has a 3 3/4 x 5 piece of Whisper White with the corners rounded and an Old Olive snowflake in the corner.

1 comment:

  1. Hallo Renae,
    love your clean and simple cards for myself.
    Your color combination will be mine for christmas cards,too.