Celebrate the Season – in July! with Joan Bardee
Christmas in July? Yes, please! Joan Bardee here and I am delighted to share 3 cards using some of the new products in Spellbinders’ Celebrate the Season Collection.
MORE HOLIDAY DECORATIONS
One of my favorite Christmas card techniques is to take a small stamp or die and use it repeatedly to form a tree. I did that with the small ornament die in More Holiday Decorations, using 4 different shades of blue cardstock along with gold glitter paper for the bows.
Hot foiled a sentiment from Glitter Wishes using Gold Glimmer Hot Foil onto navy cardstock and die cut. Formed the tree, using foam to adhere each ornament onto a white A2 card and adhered the sentiment, also using foam tape.
STYLISH MERRY CHRISTMAS
My 2nd card uses Stylish Merry Christmas, a 2-piece die set that cuts out the sentiment and backing for the sentiment.
Die-cut the sentiment in gold glitter paper once and stacked it onto 3 white die-cut sentiments. Trimmed pink, red, and green cardstocks into strips and adhered them together. Die-cut florals from Holiday Blooms and added everything to a white A2 card.
WINTER WELCOME SLED
The Winter Welcome Sled set of dies, complete with a pair of adorable ice skates, is perfect for a winter card, holiday, or non-holiday. To make the sled, I stuck close to the sample Spellbinders provides for the Winter Welcome Sled die set. The floral arrangement is made from Holiday Blooms and Simply Perfect Layered Blooms. It’s hard to see, but the body and runners on the skates are pale gray.
Hot foiled a sentiment from Glitter Wishes onto bright blue cardstock with Silver Glimmer Hot Foil. Adhered the sled with foam tape onto the blue cardstock. Trimmed the blue panel, letting a bit of the white show through at the bottom. I’ve seen Yana Smakula do this and I think it helps draw the eye down to the sentiment.
Despite all the decorations on the sled, the card felt like it was missing something. Decided It needed a touch of snow, so I covered up the sled and splattered some watered-down white acrylic paint onto the card, and brought it to life.
Thanks so much for checking out this post about Celebrate the Season and thank you to Spellbinders!
Cardstocks, Foam Adhesive, Paper Trimmer, White Acrylic Paint, Paintbrush, Silver Embellishments, Scissors.
Beautiful cards and very innovative use of the small ornament, it makes a lovely card. Thank you for sharing your beautiful makes and inspiring us to create 🥰
Love them all!
All are very creative and so adorable; but, the bell Christmas tree is my favorite.