I feel like I have been underwater for so long I almost forgot how to get crafty and make a blog post!! But after Christmas I always have a surge of crafty motivation.....so heeeeeeeere I am with my first Christmas card for the 2021 season!!! YAY!!!
Do you ever wish you could make use of some of that pretty wrapping paper tossed aside after gifts are opened? At my house, it usually just gets burned after the festivities, but I always try to save some to make a few backgrounds for Christmas cards. That's what I did for the card I am sharing today.
I chose some rich red and gold tissue salvaged from the trash pile and decoupaged it onto some scrap card stock. The decoupage medium gives a subtle texture from the foam brush strokes and stabilizes the paper so it doesn't tear. I added a beautiful die cut made from scraps on a dry embossed background for added texture. Some gleaming gold photo corners give a tailored and elegant finish to complete the card.
Supplies used include:
Creative Expressions - Festive Collection Joy 2 pc die set (retired)
Darice - Honeycomb embossing folder (retired)
Royal Coat - Satin Finish Decoupage Medium
Scrapbook Adhesives - Photo Corners in gold
Scraps of tissue gift wrap
Scraps of solid cardstock from stash
Distress Ink - Walnut Stain for edges of tissue panel
Fun Foam from Dollar Store for under the embossed panel
Hope you liked my card. I made three of them just alike to get me going on my Christmas stash for 2021!! Ho ho ho!!
Thank you for stopping by today. Have a restful time between the holidays this week.
Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Let's Squash It! Challenge #3 - Embossing Folder + Die Cut or Fussy Cutting
3. Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge #393 - Use Snippets
4. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #522 - AG Christmas
5. Crimbo Crackers Challenge #222 - AG Christmas
6. CARDZ-TV Challenge #130 - AG
7. Die Cut Divas Challenge #222 -- AG with a Die Cut or EF
8. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #470-472 - AG