Christmas in July Greeting Cards
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To begin with, I started by running through the die-cutting the Christmas Lights Crafting Die from the bundle to die-cut it out of white card stock as I wanted to use a variation of color markers to color the light bulbs. Next, I adhered the backing of the negative white die-cutting background to another white panel with double-sided tape, and I set it aside. In the meanwhile, I colored as I mentioned earlier the light bulbs with alcohol markers in the following colors:
Pink: RV04, RV06, RV09
Orange: YR04, YR07, YR09
Yellow: Y06, Y08, Y15
Green: G14, YG05, YG13
Blue: B26, B28, B29
Purple: BV13, V15, V17
Once all the coloring was done, I inlaid each of the colored light bulbs into their place with any particular order. Also, I ran through the die-cutting machine once again the Christmas Lights Crafting Die however this time, I die-cut it out of green card stock, and I carefully inlay every single piece from the string into the card panel as you can see in the picture above. Lastly, after inlaying all die-cuttings, I stamped the illumination image to make the light lit with Mustard Seed Distress Oxide Ink, and a sentiments with Versafine Black Ink which, I also clear gloss heat embossed with Clear Gloss Embossing Powder both were from the String of Lights Stamp Set Bundle. Finally, to finish the card off, I trimmed the edges of the card, and I adhered the backing of it to an A2 size top folding white card base with foam mounting tape to add a little dimension to it.
For the second card, I created a one layer card by stamping the Christmas Light around the edges of the card panel with Amalgam Black Ink as I wanted to color each of the lights with alcohol markers. Once the ink was dry, I colored each of the lights in the same way, and with the same color combination as the previous cards. Right after when I was done with the coloring, I stamped and clear gloss heat embossed a sentiment right in the center of the card as you can see in the picture above. Lastly, to finish the card off, I trimmed the edges of the card panel and I adhered the backing of the card panel to an A2 side folding white card base with foam mounting tape for dimension.
Finally, as a final touch I adhered some Moonshine Conffeti Sequins here and there to the cards for a sparkly touch, and to add even more shine, I added Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen, and Glossy Accent for an extra shiny-glossy look.
So, that was all for today friends! I hope these cards inspire you to give these designs a try! As always, I appreciate the time that you take to read my blog posts. Down below you’ll find the supply list for the items used for this blog post.
Thank you and happy crafting, your time is valuable.
Don't forget to keep spreading kindness, Today and Always.
String of Lights Stamp Set & Christmas Lights Crafting Die Bundle
Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen
Moonshine Conffeti Sequins
Versafine Black Ink
Mustard Seed Distress Oxide Ink
Clear Gloss Embossing Powder
Embossing Ink Pad
WOW! Embossing Ink Pad Refill
WOW! Heat Embossing Gun Tool
Cougar 110# Heavy Weight Card Stock
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All photography provided by Yasmin Diaz
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I am creating this blog with the purpose of sharing how I design my cards, the information provided here is base in my own opinion and creativity. I am not an expert by any means, and I only share the way that I design my cards. All the products used for this blog post were personally purchased by me. However, I did receive the Stamp & Crafting die sets by Technique Tuesday, and some of the products by WOW. Please know that, all referral links were added for you to know from where I purchased or received the items from. The products shared, and mention in my blog posts are simply because I use, and truly love them.