Wow, it's hard to believe it's that time again. It's only the beginning of November, and they are already playing Christmas music at the mall...lol! I guess that's one way of getting ready for some Christmas creating, and here is another, my latest entry for the Card A Day Blog
. This week's theme is , Christmas gift cards.
Here is the outside of my card,
and here is the inside.
To make my card, I started off with a 5.5" x 4.25" white card base, then added a piece of patterned paper cut to 5.25" x 4" to the front of the card. I then cut out and embossed a mat frame with my Cuttlebug, and the largest die from the Spellbinders Nestabilities set, Floral Ovals, using red card stock. I wanted to add a little something to the edges, so instead of inking the edges, I decided to try embossing the edges with some red Zing glitter embossing powder, to add some shine to the edges. To do this, I pressed the edges of my die cut piece onto my Versamark pad, then sprinkled it with the glitter embossing powder, then heat set it. I then adhered that piece to the top of my patterned paper.
For the trees, I chose two of the tree stamps from the Just Rite Clear stamp set, O Christmas Tree
, I stamped two of one stamp, and one of the other with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and colored them with Copic Markers. For the gold trim on the trees, I used some of the border stickers from the Dazzles set, Gold Butterfly Dazzles
. For the star on the middle tree, I embossed one of the stars from that same stamp set, added a dot of silver Viva Decor glitter liner to the middle of it, and glued it to the top of the tree.
I placed the two trees that are the same, one on each side of my mat, then added the middle tree just a little lower than the outer trees, and adhered it with dimensional tape to raise it up a bit more than the other trees.
Now, for the inside of my card. I don't know where I got this idea from, but I know I saw it on another blog, that I lost track of when I wanted to make another card a while back that I wanted to add a gift card to, and I wanted to use the technique, so I had to go off what I could remember. So this is my version of it. I cut out two pieces of white copy paper, 5.5" x 5.25", and using my Scor Buddy, I placed my paper with the 5.5" length going across, and scored one end at 1.5". I did this with both pieces of paper. I added adhesive to the sides of one of the 1.5" scored sections, and matched it up with the other piece, and stuck them together, leaving the inside open, so a gift card can be slipped inside. I then attached the two attached pieces to the inside of the card so that the gift card flap is on the fold. I then stamped my greeting on the bottom side of the inside of the card.
Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you like my card, and that this will help if you need an idea for gift card giving. As always, I would love to hear what you think about what I create, and would love it, if you have the time, if you could please leave me a comment. Please be sure to stop by the Card A Day Blog
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