Hey there! Today I’m sharing a fun, shaped Christmas card, with a technique that could be used for all sorts of shapes!
This card is a slight variation of a pair of cards I made for the Hero Arts blog awhile back. It’s started pretty much the same way, but finishes off quicker.
I started by inking the beautiful Holiday Florals Bold Prints background in Versamark, stamping on Foliage layering paper, and heat embossing in White. I added a little extra detail by coloring in some of the images with a green ZIG, but you could totally skip. I then die cut using the Fir Tree Infinity die set, using the two largest dies for this card.
Don’t throw away the scraps! I made two more cards from some of the scraps (see post HERE) and still have more scraps to use!
I backed the die cut with some Woodgrain cardstock and flicked some black paint on it.
The card is topped off with a little cheat: I really love popping die cut words on some foam, for extra dimension. I’m also kind of obsessed with also adding sparkle, so I usually make my own glitter cardstock by heat embossing clear (or black) sparkle embossing powder on black cardstock. Then I adhere this to some black die cut foam.
But guys, I found this amazing stuff at Michaels – glitter foam! I must have been living under a rock to have missed it for so long, but this stuff is already saving me so much time from making my own custom black sparkle cardstock and then doubling it on foam. This stuff has got the sparkle and dimension – in one! Can you tell I’m a little excited?! 😉
Anyway, to make this whole shaped card thing work, I die cut another piece of cardstock from just the largest tree die, and then scored it about an inch and a half from the top. I added adhesive to the tops of both trees to make sure those two pieces would really stick together.
Watch THIS VIDEO if you’re more of a visual person.
That finishes off the card!
If you don’t have a local Michaels, Joann’s, Hobby Lobby, etc., then you can find them online as well. I got one sheet of the foam for $1.19, and that was without a coupon. THIS pack from Walmart gives you even more colors with a lot of sheets, while THIS pack, also from Walmart, has less sheets but with silver and gold. Those are the best options I found with a quick Google search, but you might be able to find something better. 😉
I hope you had a wonderful 2017 and have an even better 2018!
Cardstock: Hero Arts Woodgrain cardstock and Foliage layering paper
Stamps: Hero Arts Holiday Florals Bold Prints background Joy Stamp and Cut
Ink: Versamark; Hero Arts Black
Other: Hero Arts White embossing powder, black glitter foam