Hey there crafty friends! Crystal here from Tawny Owl Paperie with a couple more Christmas card ideas using some fun wood foiled icons by Prima Marketing. The beautiful wood foiled icon set that I used is called A Victorian Christmas.
The set has three different designs included, but for my post today I’m just featuring the one with the sentiment. I think it’s a wonderful focal piece for this card design. I die cut a bunch of pine sprigs from the Pine Needle Sprig die set by Gina Marie Designs. I positioned them just the way I wanted and then adhered each piece individually working my way from the branch on top to the branch on the bottom. This way I was able to flip the wood piece over and trim any excess from the die pieces so that it didn’t get too bulky underneath and I was also able to keep the die pieces in approximately the same positions.
I found some pretty papers from my stash that I think look very nice with these wood foiled icons. They’re the 6 x 6″ Winterberry papers by My Mind’s Eye. I die cut two of the pretty patterned papers with a large stitched rectangle die.
I then adhered a strip of the red with white polka dots paper on the side of a pine green card front measuring 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″. I adhered the stitched rectangle backgrounds directly to the card front and then using Multi Medium Matte by Ranger I adhered the focal pieces. I just love how these turned out! I sure hope you’ve enjoyed them too.
Hello crafty friends! Have you ever been inspired to make a card that turns out to be rather involved?! You’re not sure how to make the idea work? As you begin, you are thinking to yourself…
“What have I gotten myself into?!” Well, I thought all of those things as I started this card project, but I persevered and Oh My Goodness! It turned out wonderfully…
What do you think?
In my mind, I imagined the sweet little Birdie Brown reading my favorite Christmas poem… “T’was the Night Before Christmas”… only instead of the father being woken by St. Nicholas, it was sweet Birdie Brown and St. Nick wasn’t going to let her see him so he hides behind the tree. Awww… I still love this poem to this day!
Now putting this card together, I knew I needed a larger card base so I chose to make one that would fit the larger #10 envelope. So the card base for this card measures 8 x 9-1/4″, scored at 4″… so a 4 x 9-1/4″ card base. Since I wanted the scene on the top of the card to be Birdie Brown imagining herself in the poem, I needed both the bottom and top scenes to match as best I could. I trimmed the striped paper from the Sunny Studio’s Holiday Cheer paper pad to fit both scenes and used a scrap piece of wood patterned paper for the flooring. Now the fun part, I stamped all of the images (some of them two times) on white card stock with Memento tuxedo black ink. I did a combination of paper piecing and Copic coloring for the images being sure to keep everything that would be in both scenes similar in their coloring or paper piecing.
For the top portion of the card, I adhered the patterned papers on a separate piece of white card stock so that I would be able to pop this portion up on the card base. Giving it dimension adds to the scene of the card. I fussy cut the edge of the top portion to give it that bubble imagination look. I also adhered a strip of white card stock underneath to help separate the scenes. I fussy cut each of the pieces out by hand because I didn’t want any extra space around the images… that would take up extra space from the card. I also ran my Memento tuxedo black marker around the edges to help keep the edges of the images neat and clean. That’s a trick I also do with paper piecing… it helps the paper pieces look neater on the stamped images.
All that remained was adhering all of the pieces that I had fussy cut to build my scenes. I used a liquid glue for that.. I think it gives you a little freedom in adjusting the images if needed since it doesn’t dry as quickly. I used two small circle punches to make the little thought bubbles. I then stamped the sentiment but found it was too long to adhere to the card so I trimmed the words up and mounted them on some of the scrap patterned paper. I adhered those on the card and my final touch was someSprinkled Sugar Stickles that I added to the ornaments on the trees.
I just adore how this card turned out! It sure was a crafty adventure and I hope you enjoyed it!
Thank you friends for checking out my blog post!
See ya next time.
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My name is Crystal. I’m a wife and SAHM to our four children whom I homeschool. Card making and paper crafts are my sanity and passion. [VISIT MY BLOG]
With this set alone you can create cards that celebrate Fall, Christmas, Winter, even Valentine’s Day. You can make a thank you card, a friend card, or a card for your love. I chose to make a card that doesn’t really need a category because I didn’t have anyone in mind when creating it. I just wanted to make something cute and Fall looking to add to my stash. I started off a bit intimidated with the thought of having to line up the inside of the mug but I need not be concerned because it was a breeze! I’m going to give you a quick run down of what I did in creating this card:
a bit of bling was added using Spectrum Noir Sparkle marker in clear
I pulled the patterned paper from my stash and I cannot remember the name of the collection but I do know it is from Doodlebug.
So that’s my card for today! I had fun making it while hanging out with the hubby and watching Netflix.Thank you so much for taking a peek at what I’ve been up to and I hope you have a fantastic day! I encourage you to take some time for yourself and make something!
I really wanted to make a card that would showcase the sweet critters included in the stamp set but I also wanted to play with the Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow Christmas papers. I pulled out my collage die and started die cutting the papers. I went a little crazy… I ended up with more than enough pieces to make 5 cards.
Now it was time for assembling the card bases. I chose coordinating card stock to mat each collage. I adhered the outside piece and then adhered each stitched piece. Once all of those were done, I adhered each one to a white card base.
Time for the fun! I stamped each of the little critters and the sentiments in the word bubbles several times on white card stock with Memento tuxedo black ink and started coloring with my Copic markers. I chose colors to match the fun rainbow colors in the papers.
I then decided the little critters needed some trees behind them, so I grabbed the Lawn Fawn Winter Skies stamp set and stamped the trees several times on white card stock with Memento tuxedo black ink and also colored them in with Copic markers. I used ~ YG03, YG17, YG23, E57. I played around with the shading on the trees alternating the darker to lighter colors to give the trees some interest rather than make them all the same.
All that was left to do was assemble the cute critter scene on the cards. I decided to use the main sentiment to ground the scene so I die cut the banners from coordinating card stock using a banner die and stamped the sentiment using VersaMark ink and heat embossing a fine white embossing powder. I popped the banners up on the card with foam tape and then adhered the trees with a liquid glue. I alternated popping up the critters on the first four cards coordinating them to the particular sentiment. For example, I popped up the llama on the card with the ‘fa-la-la llama’ sentiment. On my last card I adhered several trees in the background and then popped up all of the critters having them ‘sit’ on the banner.
This is such a fun set to play with!! Now, be sure to go to the shop and sign up on the waitlist for this fantastic stamp set!! You can do that…here!!
I loved this set so much that I also made some tags!!
I hope this post finds you grabbing a little time yourself today. Once I got my hot little hands on this card kit I immediately went for the fox! She is so sweet and pretty and is smiling like that hot cup of deliciousness (for me it is always coffee) is truly warming her up. I am looking forward to seeing the cards that will be created from this month’s Flavor of the Month card kit!
Without further adieu here it is:
I stamped the image with Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink since I knew I would be coloring it with my Copic Markers and that ink is formulated to work with alcohol markers. I colored the image and then added some Nuvo Glitter Drop to the coffee mug but the sparkle just isn’t showing up in the picture here but I am definitely digging the glossiness. The wood background paper with the little snowmen is so cute I had a really hard time covering any of it up even though I wanted it to be my background. Last but not least I added the little rosette fans with the buttons and thought they were such a fun and different embellishment. They are new to me and now I am itching to get my hands on some more!
Thank you so much for checking out this sneak peek, it was so much fun and I hope you enjoy getting to see a glimpse of what’s to come. I know this time of year is a busy season so hang in there a bit longer and make those great memories and then you can sit down with your favorite beverage, take some time for yourself and dig into this month’s sweet little card kit!