Today its about How to make an Old Fashion Christmas Card 52CCT.
I’ve been following the 52 Christmas Card Thowdown blog for almost two months. I love the prompts and it gives me cards to create. If you haven’t check them out be sure to do so today.
For this challenge the idea was to make an Old Fashion Christmas Card. Looking through my ephemera I remembered I had several old Christmas cards. I knew one would be perfect for this post on How to make an Old Fashion Christmas Card 52CCT. Finding the perfect one I printed it with my inkjet printer. Feel free to use this image for your own card.
Next using my Cricut I cut out the snow globe image. The image was cut as three layers. Top layer was the white area where Santa would reside, second layer is brown and then the bottom layer was black.
Pulling a piece of textured green cardstock from my stash that I knew would be a perfect card topper. One of my background stamps would be perfect for this project, the Stampin Up Filigree stamp with some gold embossing powder.
Used a crop a dial corner rounder to round the corners of the green textured cardstock and the white card base.
Tim Holtz distressed ink – broken glass was used around the globe to give that “glass” look and feel.
A Stampendous Sentiment – Have a Merry Christmas was used on the base of the snow globe. Don’t forget that you can mix and match your stamps. Find the one that works for your project.
Gold Ribbon from my stash was used on the base of the snow globe. I thought it gave it a nice gilded gold look.
Many years ago I went on an eBay shopping spree and picked up over 300 little puffy iridescent snowflakes. It seems that even though I feel like I’ve used a lot of these little guys there isn’t an end to the supply.
Of course I have to add sparkle to projects some how.. On this project I used Tulip fabric paint. I found this trick several years ago when buying the glitter paint for a much lower price and it seems to work great on paper projects.
A few self adhesive rhinestones were used in the centers of the snowflakes.
Here is a video of the whole process as sometimes I forget some of the steps when I write it all out. lol
This card turned out wonderful, if you don’t mind me boasting. I love the texture and feel of the card. It makes me think of old days gone by when things were a much slower pace.
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