Hi there, this is Joe. I have been crafting for almost 2 years and am so thrilled to work with Spellbinders’ Tis the Season collection. Come hang out with me on Instagram at @vjsjoey. I have some cards to share with you and hope it will inspire you to create with us.
I love the holiday seasons and love creating cards for these special occasions. For these projects, I was inspired by not-so traditional Christmas colors and to repeat the color theme for all 3 projects I created.
Warm Wishes Christmas Card
I kept this card simple but wanted to make an impact in the middle so that it is the focal point. I left the top and bottom of the card white. I first started out with the top and bottom using white cardstock and mounting them, with fun foam, on top of the top folding card. Next I added blue strips to form the background in the middle. I die cut the little trees, using a variety of cardstock colors, and placed them on the left side. To give the card more interest, I splattered some white paint on the trees and background. Lastly, I added the Warm Wishes greetings to finish off the card.
Neenah cardstock, Mono glue, fun foam, gouache paint, double sided tape.
Merry Christmas Card
I love the dies that were used to create this card. I combined multiple die sets in this project. The background was created with white paint splatters and then I mounted hills on the bottom. I created the car using blue cardstock and then adding some distress oxide ink to give it a little of a rustic feel. I then placed Bottle Brush Trees in random locations to create a wintery feel. To finish off the card, I added some Swarovski crystals to create sparkling stars and the Merry Christmas word die sentiment.
Neenah cardstock, Mono glue, fun foam, gouache paint, Swarovski crystals, distress oxide ink, double sided tape.
Happy Holidays Card
This card was a lot of fun to create. I die cut a bunch of flowers and leaves from the Christmas Blooms die. To create interest, I used multiple colors but that would still tie into the previous 2 projects. I first started out creating the background using the Forevergreen embossing folder. I then added the flowers and leaves on to top form a wreath. To finish the card, I added the Happy Holiday word die.
Neenah cardstock, Mono glue, fun foam, double side tape.
Thank you so much for joining me on this fun blog. And I hope I was able to inspire you to create with us. I hope you’ll come back and visit us again. You can find me on Instagram @vjsjoey.