It’s the last week of August which means here in Australia the shops are already starting to sell Christmas decorations. Of course as cardmakers we like to start our Christmas cards nice and early to have enough cards to mail out nice and early in December.
Today’s card is part of my “10 Stampin’ Up! Cards you can make in minutes”. It might not look like this card was quick but it certainly was and it was loads of fun to make. I’ll be making a whole lot more of these.
For this card I started with a piece of A5 card (that’s A4 cut in half and then one of those halves folded to create a base card).
The glittery background is Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper that I trimmed down to the length of the base card then freehand I ran a Stanley Knife (Utility Knife) in a wavy line to give it those curves and then I glued it down to the base card.
Those sweet Nordic looking houses weren’t stamped and brilliantly coloured in, they are in fact off a sheet of patterned paper which I just cut out. Amazingly they are very quick and easy to cut out as there’s not much detail at all around the edges and the white border makes the cutting out look nice and clean.
The two stamped images on this card is the Santa Sled with reindeers and the Christmas sentiment and they were both stamped with the Smoky Slate inkpad. The sentiment was punched out with the Modern Label Punch. Lastly some little detail was added with snowflake sequins glued to the card and little rhinestones pressed to the snowflake centres. To make those sequined snowflakes stand out a bit I used mini glue dots to stick them down but folded the glue dot over to make it thicker.
Quick & Easy Cardmaking Tip: Use a patterned paper as I have, or die cuts, to make your cards super speedy.
By the way, if you don’t recognise some of the products I’ve used here, they are from the new Stampin’ Up! Australia Holiday Catalogue which is available now.
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And here’s a list of Stampin’ Up! products that I used to create this card:
Cardstock/Patterned Paper: Soft Sky (131292), Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper (135315), Nordic Noel (135822), Whisper White (106549)
Rubber Stamps: Holiday Home (135095). Photopolymer stamps from the new Stampin’ Up! Australia Holiday Catalogue
Inkpads: Smoky Slate (131179)
Tools: Modern Label punch (119849)
Accessories: Frosted Sequins (135835), Basic Jewels Rhinestones (119246)
Adhesives: SNAIL, Dimensionals, Multipurpose Glue (to stick down the sequin)