Monday, May 28, 2018

Mistletoe Monday 5-28

Hi everyone!

Today's theme is Mistletoe Monday, creating holiday cards. Since we are in the month of May, creating a holiday card was QUITE challenging for me! Buy hey, I've got one holiday card down already! Here is my card:

I found inspiration for this card from a recent Splitcoast Stampers challenge using patterned paper.  I love to use my patterned paper on cards because the look is so classic and professional. So, I pulled out my holiday patterned paper and, using a sketch I had on hand, trimmed it down in layers and strategically placed my paper on the card until I was satisfied with the look. (Hint: when working with patterned paper, use patterns and colors that coordinate well together, and choose one large pattern and one small pattern along with a solid color. Try to pick a color that will be a focal point. In this case, it's red.) I decided to emboss some of my solid color paper (the beige paper) with patterned dots to give it dimension without competing with the patterned paper. For my sentiment, I chose a bold one from Concord & 9th (their 2017 holiday release) and embossed it in black 3 times so it would stand out. I added a couple of layers behind it so the sentiment would be the focal point, adhered a bow "topper" since the sentiment is shaped like a Christmas tree, added a few red Nuvo drops, and I was done with my FIRST holiday card of 2018! Afterall, it's never too early to start planning for the holiday!  Except for the weather, I'm not ready for that yet...

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  1. Great use of patterned paper. I haven't tried to emboss anything 3 times, but this really stands out, so I might try it.

  2. Jennifer McGuire has some videos on it. It's great if you don't want to add many layers (better for mailing). I like working with patterned paper because I need to use it up!!