Sending Christmas cards is a cherished tradition that brings joy and warmth to both the sender and the recipient. While traditional Christmas cards often feature reds, greens, and golds, there is no rule stating that we can’t add a festive twist with unique and non-traditional color palettes. By incorporating Spellbinders different colors and textures using their amazing dies, hot foil plates, embossing folders, and letterpress plates we can create truly one-of-a-kind greetings that stand out from the crowd.
Come and join Lisa Mensing from Confetti and Cards as she presents five fun, festive card designs that are perfect for the upcoming Merry & Bright Season.
I truly believe that there is beauty in simplicity, and this card perfectly exemplifies that notion. By using the stunning new Poinsettia Bells and Border 3D embossing folder and matching die, as well as a simple ombre ink blending technique with Distress Oxides in the elegant shades of Lumberjack Plaid and Tattered Rose, this card captures the very essence of simplicity. To add a touch of glamour, a quick spritz of gold shimmer spray does wonders. Complete your masterpiece with a heartfelt holiday sentiment of your choice.
I find die-cutting to be an incredibly soothing activity. It allows my mind to wander and provides a sense of relaxation. So, I thoroughly enjoyed die-cutting the pieces to assemble the new All Occasion Bow recently released by Spellbinders, which is the highlight of this project. To add some dimension, I decided to use the Loops Embossing Folder on my card base, creating a cohesive look that ties everything together flawlessly. I’m absolutely thrilled with the unconventional color choices paired with the ombre ink blending on the bow. The addition of gold accents takes it to another level of beauty and elegance. I just love it! The gold accents on the embossing and die-cut pieces is super simple with a Gelly Roll pen and it’s another element that helps create a cohesive look. I love the addition of the floral die-cut pieces from the Petite Blooms and Sentiments.
Take a look at the card below! It’s yet another fantastic demonstration of simplicity, crafted using Spellbinders Merry & Bright Etched Dies and Peppermint Stripes Embossing Folder. These products truly make creating beautiful cards a simple and joyful experience! In life, there are times when we need simplicity, and these products provide just that. With their help, you can effortlessly design stunning cards that will bring joy to your loved ones.
When it comes to simplicity, it is important to acknowledge the value of having products in our craft rooms that serve multiple purposes. Whether this versatility is by design or a fortunate coincidence, these multi-use products can greatly expedite and simplify the creative process. But let’s not forget the space-saving factor, which is a huge plus for someone with limited space. The Spellbinders Betterpress Letterpress plates are truly impressive, and there are numerous reasons why they have captured my admiration. These plates offer endless possibilities for crafting stunning letterpress cards and exquisite foiled projects when used in conjunction with the Glimmer Machine. In my opinion, this combination is a definite win-win situation.
I have created two cards using Spellbinders Merry Christmas to You Letterpress Plate. For both cards, I used ombre ink blending technique. On one of the cards, I applied the letterpress inks, Strawberry, and Apricot, directly to the plate, while on the other card, I used Distress Oxide Lumberjack Plaid and Tattered Rose Inks for ink blending. It’s worth mentioning that when using foil, I apply the foil before ink blending.
All the cards featured here today can be easily put together using Bearly Art Glue and Spellbinders Foam Adhesives.
This holiday season, embrace the spirit of cardmaking with the “Merry & Bright” collection. These simply festive designs will bring joy and cheer to your loved ones’ mailboxes. Show us your creations by liking, commenting, and following us on social media. Join Spellbinders community of crafters and spread the magic of the season through the art of cardmaking.
NEENAH AVALANCHE WHITE 110# COVERSTOCK, BLENDER BRUSH