Holiday 2017 Card Making Series - White Embossing + Vellum on kraft feat Studio Katia Merry Poinsettia

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Hello everyone! Today I am back with an elegant Christmas card and a set of coordinating tags I made with products by Studio Katia. I really love using kraft cardstock for Christmas cards, and the white embossed vellum adds and ever more classy look to this card! I have to say I am really pleased with the result!
I first heat embossed some of the images in the Studio Katia Merry Poinsettia stamp set on some Canson XL watercolor cardstock as well as on vellum. I then die cut everything with the coordinating dies.
For my card base I used two of the dies in the Studio Katia Darling Ribbon and Dotted Frames set to cut some Neenah Desert Storm cardstock. To convey the feel of falling snow, I added some splashes to the background using white acrylic paint. I then heat embossed the sentiment on the front panel and popped it up on some fun foam. For a finishing touch I used some white crystals by Studio Katia around the sentiment.

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And because I liked this card so much, I decided to create some coordinating tags. They are quick and easy to make, but I think they are the perfect complement to the card!
I die cut the tags out of some Neenah Desert Storm cardstock and I added some splashes  with white acrylic paint. I heat embossed two flowers from the Merry Poinsettia stamp set on some vellum and glued one on each tag. I die cut the word "joy" using one of the coordinating dies to the Merry Poinsettias stamp set. For the dot on the letter "j" I used the same white crystals I added on the card. And to add a touch of red to the tags as well, I threaded some red embroidery floss through the tags' eyelets.
With this card I participate the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.

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I also recorded and uploaded a video tutorial on how to make this Christmas card and tags set, you can watch it on my YouTube channel. 

And that's it for today! I really hope you liked this project and enjoyed the video! Right now I am really busy making Christmas cards for my friends and family, I really hope I will manage to squeeze in a few more videos before Christmas :) But in the meantime you can follow me on Instagram or Facebook to see the cards I am working on - I decided I will be sharing them on my social media profiles, in case you are looking for inspiration for some quick Christmas cards! I hope to see you guys there, and I wish you all a great day! 

List of Supplies

Studio Katia Merry Poinsettia clear stamp set
Studio Katia Merry Poinsettia coordinating dies
Studio Katia Darling Ribbon and Dotted Frames creative dies
Studio Katia Dotted Shaker Tag 1 creative dies 
Studio Katia Dotted Shaker Tag 2 creative dies
Studio Katia Snow Crystals mix
Versamark Ink
Ranger white embossing powder
Canson XL watercolor cardstock
Neenah Desert Storm cardstock
Vellum
Distress Inks - Candied Apple, Aged Mahogany, Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss
Lukas paintbrushes 
White acrylic paint
Fun Foam
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Ranger Multi Medium Matte
Crafters Companion tape runner
Studio Katia acrylic block
Pick Me Up tool
Quickie glue pen
Mini MISTI
Crelando heat gun
Sizzix Big Shot Express die cutting machine

4 comments:

Chriss America Real said...

This card and these tags are beautiful! Thank you so much for the tutorial I am going to try this .

Hugs,

Chriss

Linby said...

oh wow - these are stunning.

debby4000 said...

Your card and tags are beautiful.
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
luv
Debby

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

That’s so elegant ! (margessw@icloud.com)