Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Christmas cards featuring embossed snowmen, decorative paper and little greetings

 Here are my first set of Christmas cards for March!  I have committed to making Christmas cards every month so that I will have them all made by December!!  I am using up my stash of envelopes so these are long and slim.  I made white cards to fit in the green envelopes and got started.
I dug through my Christmas paper stash and found several that would do.  For my first card I used a leafy blue background paper.  It was just a touch short so I cut it before adhering to my white card.  I added an embossed layer of light blue cardstock and a little strip of darker blue over it.  I mounted the little snowman image onto red and then over the strips using 3D foam tape.  When I auditioned my little layered greeting - laser printed Word Window punchie - Modern Label in red - SU) it seemed a little lonely so I kept digging in my scraps and found a little flourish that coordinated with the darker strip which very nicely added a "bit of something" to my greeting which was just what it needed.  Glued the flourish with white glue and mounted the greeting with 3D foam tape.  The others are very similar but in a landscape rather than a portrait orientation.  I see that I have used the snowmen in both the embossed and debossed versions so this one works in both aspects.  I am happy to have a few cards made for this month.  I am hoping to make a few more by the end of the month.             Therese