Kaisercraft December 25th Cards

Card-making with December 25th is a breeze. Although you can use the 12 x 12 sheets, the 6.5 x 6.5 Paper Pad is just the perfect size for quick and easy cards. Mixing and matching them with left-overs from your layouts gives you an economical way to stretch your stash too – nothing is wasted.

For the first card I used the plain coloured, green reverse side of Faith; together with the 6.5 versions of Festive (the holly pattern) and Hope (the off-white background pattern). The To/From tag is one of the Mini Journal Tags (oos) – and I have used mine to show off the wooden angel (oos) that is part of the new Christmas range from Kaiser. Although it is hard to see in the photo, the angel has been inked – an old-fashioned style gold ink that has an almost greenish cast to it. The grain in the wood of the angel is what gives it the mottled look.

The Peace’sentiment is an old wooden word from Kaiser that came in a flourish pack – Mary still has a few left if you are quick. A coat of Clearsnap Vivid Mini Ink Pad (Red) and it really stands out from the green and white background.

The other card is a left-overs card. When making the layout I cut out the Santa/sleeping girl design with the intention of using it on the layout – but did not manage to include it. Rather than waste it – as it is very sweet – I made a vintage-looking card that uses it as the main focus. The card base is a piece of Wish, with a red spotted paper from the 6.5 x 6.5 Paper Pad over it. An off-cut of the striped side of Noel, together with some punched brown cardstock completes the card.

I’ve put the santa/girl design up on pop-dots for added dimension and just inked around the edge with a dark brown ink to give it better definition. Adding a card sentiment here would detract from the look of the card, so I have left it without one, other than a stamped sentiment inside.

 

In case you are wondering, the unusual look to the border punch design is because I trimmed down the pattern by cutting through the middle of the punch design. I really like the way it looks and can see me playing with my other border punches to see what else can be ‘trimmed’ to produce something like this. There’s no rule that says you need to use the entire punched design. 🙂

For this newsletter’s design tip/technique in the forum I have shown the before and after for this pattern and explained how I used it.

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