Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Merry & Bright - Miracle of Christmas

Hi Friends! 

This evening I will be sharing a few more Christmas cards using the Our Daily Bread Designs Merry & Bright Clear Stamp Set from the November 2016 Release.  

This card also incorporates the ODBD November 2016 Release coordinating ODBD Christmas Lights Dies, ODBDSnow Crystals Dies and ODBD Holly Jolly Collection 6x6 Paper Pad along with previously released ODBD Dies.

If you have not had a chance to visit the ODBD Blog or the other challenge sites yet, I would encourage you to do so- fabulous inspiration from all! 

To create this card:

Trim a piece of the plaid pattern paper from the ODBD Holly Jolly Collection 6x6Paper Pad, mount onto a piece of white cardstock, trim and mount onto a piece of green cardstock.

Add the horizontal strip of green cardstock along with the 3/8” red taffeta ribbon (wrap the ends of the ribbon behind the panel) and mount onto the white card base.

Ink the sentiment from ODBD Merry & Bright Clear Stamp Set with a green and cherry marker, “huff” onto the stamp to re-moisten the ink and stamp onto a piece of white cardstock.

Die cut and emboss the sentiment with the ODBD Layered Lacey Square Dies and mount onto the card front with dimensional foam.

Ink the string of Christmas lights image from the ODBD Merry & Bright Clear Stamp Set with black archival ink, stamp onto a piece of white cardstock and die cut/emboss with the ODBD Christmas Lights Dies.

Use water-based markers to color the Christmas lights and add white highlights with an extra fine white paint pen.

Die cut and emboss a few of the snowflakes from white cardstock using the ODBD Snow Crystals Dies and mount the snowflakes along with the Christmas lights onto the front of the card.

Die cut several pine branches and foliage from green cardstock with the ODBD Lovely Leaves Dies, add to the left hand upper corner of the card and add the red taffeta ribbon bow.

Use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the snowflakes and add rhinestones to the snowflake centers to finish off the card.

Thanks again for taking the time to visit!  I am having so much fun creating Christmas cards but will need to take a break from designing and get busy mailing them out soon (or they will not arrive on time)...
hugs and have a fabulous week, my friends! 


Darlene said...

Oh Julie this is so, so pretty! Love your string of lights! Great job! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Traditional Christmas Colors’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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Vicki said...

Oh wow! This is fabulous, Julie! A true, traditional Christmas card. So many beautiful details. Thanks for joining the Double D, "Traditional Christmas Colors" Challenge.

jenn shurkus said...

this is so pretty!!! :) thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

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