Hello blog friends! Judy here with a Shiny Merry Christmas card with greenery. Before the pressure of the holidays is upon us, I like to experiment with a few different Christmas card designs around this time of year. This is one of my first for the season. What do you think?
Make the Shiny Merry Christmas
For the top layer of the background I have with a grid design die cut, using black cardstock and applying water reactive ink on it. I like the way it looks! Adhere this piece over dusty sage green cardstock, using a combination of E-Z Dots® Permanent Refillable Dispenser (wider areas) and E-Z Runner® Micro Refillable Dispenser (narrow areas).
Fasten the shiny red mat to the green cardstock with E-Z Dots® Permanent Refillable Dispenser. Lightly spray the gray card base with the green ink spray to create speckles. When dry, fasten the grid layered panel the card.
Apply an Adhesive Sheets 4 x 6 inch to the back side of red metallic cardstock and die-cut “Merry Christmas.” Remove the liner from the back side of the die cut and adhere the words onto the grey grid paper. No additional adhesive is required.
More Card Making Details
I die-cut different greenery branches from several colors of green cardstock. Apply Adhesive Sheets 4 x 6 inch on the back side of a piece of brown cardstock before die-cutting into pine branches. This makes it easy to assemble the boughs. I did the same for the tiny cream berries and overlay pieces of branches with oval leaves.
After cutting the greenery pieces, spray them with green ink spray. Attach the greenery to the card with Adhesive Dots Micro at the top where the bow will hide the ends.
Next use Adhesive Dots Micro to adhere the bow pieces together and place it over the greenery. The shiny Merry Christmas sentiment, bow and mat border adds a nice contrast to this more muted card and background. This card is 5.5 x 7 inches in size.
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Creative Time: 45 Minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
- Adhesive Sheets 4 x 6 inch
- Adhesive Dots Micro
- E-Z Dots® Permanent Refillable Dispenser
- E-Z Runner® Micro Refillable Dispenser
Etched Dies: Sizzix Tim Holtz Christmas Ribbon, Large Funky Festive, Festive Repeat; Cardstock: Black, Gray, Three Shades Green, Brown, Red Metallic, Cream; Ranger Ink Distress Oxide Iced Spruce Spray