Hi everyone, Jan here today sharing a Christmas card Sizzix Tutorial. I know that a lot of you are in the middle of creating for the Halloween season, but there are some who, unlike me, get those Christmas Cards done early. I'm usually frantically making them last minute. My number of cards that I plan to make starts dwindling the closer I get to Christmas. Maybe this is the year I actually will get done early! This is my first one, so I'm already doing better than last year!
With this Rachael Bright Card Front, Winter Thinlits set, you can create your Christmas cards so easily. I cut out the card front in three different types of paper; one in Core-dinations crackle green, a brown card stock and a pattern. Using the Sizzix Magnetic Platform is a must for me when using those thin dies!
I used the brown for the outer frame, the green for the background, and the patterned paper for the trees.
I cut out a red 6 x 6 card stock card base and a slightly smaller white, then turquoise mat. I adhered pop dots to the back of the turquoise mat for added dimension.
The frame was adhered to the mats first. I find using a fine liquid glue pen for those thin die cuts works the best for me.
Next I adhered the green background pieces with liquid adhesive to the coordinating sections.
The trees were next, except for the bottom middle tree.
I used one brown card stock tree to fill in this section first. With the corresponding patterned tree, I adhered it on top of the brown with pop dots to make it stand out more.
The Believe Thinlits is included in this set too. I die cut two out of white card stock and using a small glue dot, I adhered one on top of the other. You can squish the glue dot so it is small enough and thicker, so it doesn't show and it gives the word a dimensional look.
Stickles Crystal Liquid Glitter glue was applied to my word to give it sparkle. Once the word was adhered to my card, I applied a dot of Stickles for the letter i.
I alcohol inked two stars; the small one for my middle tree and the large one for my die-cut star in the top corner.
Usually, I don't show the inside of my cards, but I always finish them too. It's always nice for the recipient to open their card and see a nice inside. With one of my leftover card front frames, I cut off the trees, except for two and adhered this to a white card stock mat. The inside doesn't have to have much on it, and I usually have it as flat as possible.
I already have a few other ideas to use with this card die. Who knows, I might get my cards done early this year!
Thanks for stopping by,
Other Supplies Used:
- Card stock
- Patterned paper by Fancy Pants "Oh, Deer" collection
- Glue dots
- ZIG 2-way liquid glue pen
- Stickles Crystal
- Tim Holtz Mirrored stars
- Stream Alcohol ink