Christmas Cards

Purple and Silver Christmas

215BBEAC-C8BA-4FF5-AEC1-96DA0DB550AEPurple 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.

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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.

4D329E56-2EA9-4478-8C1F-F58FCE5DE459Yes, 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.

Angelica Conrad

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