by Julie Kirk
I thought I'd share some simple cards made featuring the Christmas Elegance set:
To mirror the rich velvety red of my flocked paper, I inked up my stamps with two warm dye inks, graduated together:
As I so often do, I stamped onto a slightly patterned paper, as I find this adds an extra level of interest to the finished card.I then used a Versamark Watermark pad to stamp the leafy branch design across the areas of blank cardstock and heat embossed with a clear powder over the top:
Onto a plain cream card I added strips of the flocked paper and self-adhesive ribbons to form a background and the finishing touches included some diamante gems, a ribbon and a stamped greeting from the same set.
The envelope seals are simply a fancy block and greeting from the set, stamped on to cream paper [again using a two-tone inking effect] then carefully trimmed around and fixed to the tip of the flap with double sided tape:
Using all of the same techniques as above, I made another card using the Christmas Elegnce tree design:
Although these cards are super-simple to make - the additions of the flocked paper, the glossy embossed leaves and the gem stones work to add little touches of luxury which make Christmastime - and Christmas cardmaking - extra special!
Thanks for looking in on my projects today. I'll have another for you the same time next month.