Casing Pinterest - Christmas in July Day 2

Day 2 of Christmas in July.  Again the inspiration for these cards came from Pinterest.  I pin a lot of ideas and I'm knee deep in revisiting ideas on my Christmas & Holiday Board.


These cards were inspired by this pin.  This idea comes from the Scrapojapon blog.  This blog isn't in English, but the card ideas are well photographed.


I love how simple this layout idea was and have created two variations for this post.  There will be more to come, as it's a great scrap busting idea. I started the first card layout with a similar color pallet to that of the inspiration pin - kraft card base, pale blue banner and white snowflake.


The banners were cut using the Fishtail Banner stitched die from Sunny Studio and then mounted onto the kraft card panel before cutting each with the largest of the stitched rectangles from the Simon Says Stamp set of dies.  This gave the effect of stitching on the top and bottom of the banner.  I cut the snowflake die from white cardstock.  I picked this die up on vacation last year and have no idea who makes it, but any large snowflake die would work.


Once I adhered the banner and cut the card panel, I stamped the sentiment in white Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink.  This is one of the best white inks I've found.  It works best on pale colors of cardstock for the best impression.


Next, comes the gluing of the snowflakes and the gems.  I use Range Multi Medium Matte for my "wet gluing" needs.  I used this adhesive for both the snowflake and the gems.  I use an acrylic block to weight down the snowflake while the glue dries.  This just takes a minute or two, as the Multi Medium dries fairly quickly.  Once the snowflake was dry, the kraft panels were added to a white card base.


I completed the card with a cluster of gems to add some sparkle to my snowflakes.  I use a gem picker to add each gem to small drops of Multi Medium in the center of each snowflake.


Variation is the name of the game when making multiple cards.  I swapped out the blue banner for red and the snowflake for the reindeer heads.  Following the same method with the banner and the kraft panel before adding it to the white card base.


I considered gems for the nose before settling on red Tonic Nuvo Drops.  I added the reindeer head to the red banner and set the panels aside while I created the red noses.


I was nervous about messing up the card once I was this far, as I don't own the die for these reindeer and can't easily fix any mistakes.  This is where I created my own "enamel" dots.  I put three drops of the red Nuvo Drops onto a piece of acetate and set them aside to dry for 24 hours.


Once the drops were dry I popped them off the acetate and a glued them in place to create a cute little Rudolf for my card front.


That's how easy it is to create multiple cards from one idea.  I encourage you to try this idea to build your holiday cards this year.

Links to Products Used:


Kokuyo Tape Glue Dot Liner Long tape, Refill cartridge 5 Pack,
Kokuyo Tape Glue Dot Liner Long tape, Refill cartridge 5 Pack,

AZ | SSS
Kokuyo Tape Glue Dot Liner Long-Blue
Kokuyo Tape Glue Dot Liner Long-Blue

AZ | SSS
Ranger Ink - Multi Medium - Matte - .5 Ounce
Ranger Ink - Multi Medium - Matte - .5 Ounce

SB | AZ | BI | SSS
Newton's Nook Designs SPLENDID STAGS DIE Set
Newton's Nook Designs SPLENDID STAGS DIE Set

SSS
Simon Says Stamp STITCHED RECTANGLES Wafer Dies
Simon Says Stamp STITCHED RECTANGLES Wafer Dies

SSS
Sunny Studio FISHTAIL BANNERS Snippets Die
Sunny Studio FISHTAIL BANNERS Snippets Die

SB | SSS
Tonic AUTUMN RED Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic AUTUMN RED Nuvo Crystal Drops

SB | BI | SSS
Hero Arts - Hero Hues - Pigment Ink Pad - Unicorn
Hero Arts - Hero Hues - Pigment Ink Pad - Unicorn

SB | SSS
Hero Arts Clear Stamps JOY TO THE WORLD
Hero Arts Clear Stamps JOY TO THE WORLD

SSS

Dahle Vantage 10671 Self-Healing Cutting Mat, 12"x18", 1/2" Grid

AZ
Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches

SB | AZ | SSS
Marvy Uchida JEWEL PICKER Tool
Marvy Uchida JEWEL PICKER Tool

AZ | SSS
Ranger Ink - Inkssentials - Reusable Non-Stick Craft Sheet - 15 inch by 18 inch
Ranger Ink - Inkssentials - Reusable Non-Stick Craft Sheet - 15 inch by 18 inch

SB | AZ | SSS
Tonic Studios - Tim Holtz - Stamp Platform
Tonic Studios - Tim Holtz - Stamp Platform

SB | AZ | BI | SSS

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