Hey everyone, welcome back! This is my second post of the day – please check earlier for my Christmas cards featuring Hero Arts! But while you’re here, why not settle down somewhere comfy and check out this post featuring some Christmas cards created with the Neat & Tangled November release!
It seemed that my release package wanted to travel the world a bit and got lost in Mexico! I was so sad to miss out on sharing some Release Week projects, but once my replacement package finally arrived I couldn’t wait to tear it open and get stuck in!
Prepare to fall in love…
Totally swoon-worthy, right?!
Let’s start with the first card:
I cut out the centre of my main ornament and turned it into a fun shaker pocket! And I loved trimming the banner in two so that I could have it loop behind the ornament, and to have that cute little elf perched on it as it swings!
Next up, it was time to take the Scandinavian Prints Christmas set for a spin:
I created my own patterned paper right on my card front, stamping with a non-traditional colour palette!
Little added details for the stars and snowflakes came courtesy of the May Your Holidays Be and Elfs And Their Shelf sets respectively. The sentiment from Santa’s Wonderland is the perfect finishing touch!
Speaking of Santa’s Wonderland, I really wanted to play with it on its own too, and then I came up with a really cool and unique idea…
I used partial die cutting to create a snowglobe! I die cut most of the circular ornament from the May Your Holidays Be dies, then used the banner from the same die collection to create the base!
I created a fun shaker scene using the penguin, North Pole and snowflakes stamps. It was quite labour intensive to think through and put together, but the end result was so worth it!!
I used the Merry And Bright dies for the sentiment, doubling up my die cuts- one with black on top of gold, and the other reversed! There are so many fun details and lots of dimension in this beauty and I’m so proud of it!
And finally, possibly, my favourite was saved ’til last:
I built a super-fun scene using lots of different sets! Santa’s Wonderland, Elfs And Their Shelf, Beary Merry and Into The Woods all feature here, and they go together perfectly!!
I curved the shelf stamp on my acrylic block to make a sled!! Then I got busy piling on the presents and little extras, and coloured everything with Prismacolor colouring pencils. All my cards today that featured colouring used these pencils – I am totally smitten and completely hooked!! It does take much longer to colour using them than it does with Copics or watercolouring, but just look at those results… *happy sigh*
Anyway, back to the details! The deer from Into The Woods makes a perfect Rudolph to tow this sled! I masked off all my images after colouring them, masked off the ground using a die-cut snow bank, and then ink blended my sky over them, having first heat embossed my snowflakes. Some shimmer, glitter and a gold cord tied everything together perfectly. Whoever gets this card is definitely on the Nice list!
I hope you loved these release projects as much as I loved creating them! I’d love to hear what you think! Thanks for stopping by!
Elf Ornament Shaker Card
Forest of Christmas Trees Card
Merry & Bright Penguin Shaker Snowglobe Card
Nice List Presents Sled Scene Card