Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Christmas wrap serendipity background paper

In the last few days when I was searching for paper for a different project I found this small sheet of serendipity which I had created using Christmas gift wrap a few years ago.  I decided that I would make Christmas cards with it.  I was able to die cut three 2.25" circle from it using my Nestibilities - Classic Circles.  I love the look of the gold embossed script over the red and green collage.  I cut three little squares of gold cardstock, trimmed the bottom edge with my scallop scissors and rounded the top two corners by hand which created perfect little ornament toppers.  I overlapped them over the edge of the circle and taped them into place from the back to create my ornaments.  I decided to use an embossed background so I started by stamping Merry Christmas on the bottom section of a white quarter sheet of cardstock with pigment ink and embossing it with gold embossing powder.  I wanted the thermally embossed section to not be dry embossed so I embossed the top portion by lining up the edge of the embossing folder (SU - Decorative Dots) just above the greeting and ran it through my Big Shot.  I removed the cardstock and then positioned the embossing folder below the greeting and ran it through the Big Shot again.  Love how that turned out!!  I found this red/gold ribbon in my stash which really complimented the colours of the the ornament and decided to use it at the top of this layer.  I started by positioning my ornament and drawing in the little wire loop and the string with a fine tip Sharpie so both edges would end up under the other elements.  I adhered the ornament above the greeting and over the wire loop and then positioned the ribbon just below the top of the cardstock layer and glued both ends to the back side with double sided tape.  With this layer complete I glued it to the front of a green card.  I like the artsy simplicity of these cards.
So I have three more to add to my Christmas card stash!!  Total:  9