It came to my attention this morning that there are only 37 days until Christmas, which is equally as exciting, crazy and terrifying to me at the same time. I haven’t a clue how the recent months have passed so quickly, but as I’m sure many of you would agree, am very much ready for a new year. Having said that, part of me wants time to slow down a bit because I still have quite a few holiday cards that need to be made and popped in the mail!
The design I’ve got for you today is a clean and simple card with some small pops of colour and a sparkly falala. To begin, I created a white-on-white textured background by die cutting a bunch of holly leaves from heavyweight cardstock. These were adhered to a white card panel, and after ensuring they were all secure, I trimmed the bits of excess off the edges.
Next, I stamped the holiday greenery pieces in a few different Color Crush inks from The Stamp Market. For the holly leaves I used Emerald Green, followed by Jade for the boughs, then Raspberry and Cotton Candy for the berries. After die cutting each piece, I moved on to the sentiment. For this, I used The Stamp Market Scripty Falala die, a large 2-piece die from the holiday release last month. (You can also see this die on one of my slimline cards here – it works well there too!) The shadow layer was cut in Jade cardstock, and the inner script in glitter cardstock to make the card look extra festive.
Sticking everything to the card was the final step before backing the white holly panel with craft foam and centering it on my card base. This was a pretty quick one to make, and if you were to do some batch stamping and die cutting for the greenery pieces, it would be really easy to mass produce. I’ve certainly got a batch crafting session planned for this weekend, and (fingers crossed) will be able to wrap up my holiday card making. Am I the only one who takes forever to actually write messages in cards? Time for me to get cracking on that!