Sunday, November 4, 2012

Card A Day Blog: Christmas gift cards

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! 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 every day for lots of card making inspiration, and be sure to check out our monthly challenge, for a chance to win a prize!


Tina Campbell said...

Wow this card is so cool! Live what you did with the edges and I will have to keep that in mind. TFS

cinmfoster said...

Love the embossing glitter on the edges. It really makes it pop.

Creative Genie said...

Nice card, Jill. Great idea to use the glitter embossing powder on the die cut border!