Sunday, February 7, 2016

Simple Christmas Cards

Christmas cards don't have to be a ten hour labour of love to send a heartfelt greeting. I did a few simpler cards this year that I quite liked, even if I felt guilty that they did not take hours to make.

I treated myself to a new sentiment stamp that says "Don't get your tinsel in a tangle!" and thought it was perfect for inside this angel card. The angel stamp is an oldie from my stash.

I used a diffuser plate (a rectangle with a circle cut out of it) when I ran the background through my Cuttlebug. This embossed all but the center circle, leaving it clear for a little stamping and colouring. The wings are glittery in real life.

Silver heat embossed stocking.

Here is True Confessions time. The gorgeous snowflake border on the stocking card is not mine - I bought it to give to my sister for Christmas. But I just had to try it out before I sent it to her. Consider it a test drive - did not want to send her a faulty product! So I quickly did a few cards with it - and really had to force myself to part with it. The embossing is very deep. Shh, don't tell her! Below is one with glitter glue applied:

Silver heat embossed stocking.
And here it is with Waltzingmouse Stamps trees and sentiment. I hope she enjoys the folder as much as I did! In case you are wondering, the folder is by Ultimate Crafts Feliz Navidad Collection A2-ULT157175.  Merry Christmas!

Silver heat embossed trees.