Friday, November 22, 2019

Christmas cards featuring a large JOY greeting, decorative paper and some embellishments

 Still making Christmas cards!!

These all feature a JOY greeting that was created using a decorative font and printed in two greens and brown.
For the first one, I cut a piece of decorative paper (gift wrap) and added a length of red seam binding before adhering it to the front of a red card.  I watercoloured the JOY in red on the green colour printed word and mounted it over the seam binding.  I tied a short piece of the same seam binding to the one on the front above the greeting using a single knot to simulate a bow.  
For the second card, I used a piece of colour printed decorative paper (SU) and mounted it to a red card.  I watercoloured the JOY in the green word to coordinate, ran my tracing wheel around the edges and mounted it to a coordinating rectangle of cardstock.   I added two little green branches (SU - bird punch) adhering them behind the greeting and finished off my card by mounting the JOY over the decorative paper using 3D foam tape.  
For my third card, I tore a 4"x 4" piece of scrapbook paper and sponged their edges before mounting them to the front of a dark brown card.  I manually embossed the space in between using the Swiss Dot embossing folder.  I watercoloured the JOY in my dark brown printed greeting using shimmery blue paint.  I layered it with coordinating blue foil which was trimmed with decorative scissors before mounting this element to the front of my card using 3D foam tape.  I found the two snowflakes in my stash and layered them with a brown brad.  I mounted this with 3D foam tape to finish off my card.