Purple is her favorite color. I keep this in mind every time I shop for my wonderful mother-in-law. This year I asked if I could make a few Christmas cards for her to send out to friends and family. And yes, the color scheme starts with purple. My inspiration for purple and silver came from a 6.5×6.5 Kaisercraft paper pad I found at my local scrapbook shop named Christmas Jewel Collection. I saw it and had to get it. I’ve made several cards for her with the paper. There’s a couple sheets with silver embossing that are stunning. I decided to make my own embossing sheets.
I picked out 2 different colors of purple cardstock by Bazzill. I cut them to panels of 4.25×5.5. I decided to heat emboss using MFT’s Lined Up Dots 6×6 background stamp. I inked up the stamp with Versamark, and used Hero Arts Silver embossing powder to melt.
Next I stamped 8 poinsettias using Sunny Studios Petite Poinsettias layering stamp set. I chose 2 Altenew violet colors, and again heat embossed the top detailing layer with silver embossing powder. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.
I chose a pearl shimmer paper to coordinate with the embossed purple paper. I adhered them together in panels, then used the third largest rectangle stitched frame from MFT’s A2 stitch Stax to cut to size. For the outside sentiment, I stamped a few words from MFT’s Hand Lettered Holiday stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black Ink, and heat embossed using Ranger Clear Embossing powder.
For the cardbase, I used Peanut Cluster cardstock by Bazzill. I made 4 portrait and 4 landscape bases at an A2 Card size. I stamped the inside sentiments from Altenew’s Holiday Wishes stamp set using Versafine Black Onyx ink.
While the ink dried on the cardbases, I finished the card fronts. I adhered 1/4 inch strips of silver glitter paper to the seam of the panels, and added the stamped poinsettias using foam adhesive. I then mounted the panels onto white cardstock and attatched to the cardbases.
Yes, the cards took some time and patience to make. The outcome makes it all worth it. I wanted to add more to the card fronts, but I know my mother-in-law’s style, and stayed with the clean and simple look she prefers.
Now I’m off to my next project. Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to check back soon for future posts.