Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas Card

One of the things that gets me every year is the need to make Christmas Cards. I refuse to buy them because I've got so much crap... I mean... beautiful things to make my own. The issue is getting my tush in gear and chaining myself to the crafty table and make them. You wouldn't think that would be a difficult thing. Considering how much I love paper crafting and making cards. But, for whatever reason, I always find other things to make or do around the house and then end up scrambling the week of Christmas. *sigh*

I decided to do one style of card this year. I've got my lovely Silhouette SD, so why not use it to it's full advantage? I can mass cut and mass produce! In my head I thought, "I'll just cut out a bunch of snowflakes, do a clean and simple card, and be good to go!"  But once I got started, I thought of other things to do to the card. I wanted to add ribbon and bling and strips and on and on and on and on. STOP! Eek! Why didn't this mojo appear at the beginning of December??? Nonetheless, I did end up making several cards and thought I'd share with you what I did because I love them. They are SUPER simple cards. Seriously.

For the snowflake, I used the 1_snowflake_C00756_20509 shape from the Silhouette library. I cut them at about a 4" diameter.

After cutting, a bottle of pretty something caught my eye. Hmmm... Every snowflake needs sparkle don't you think?

Yep. I busted open that Glimmer Glam and painted some frosting on each snowflake. LOVE the sparkle it gave the Lily Bee paper.

Because I'm impatient, I used my heat gun to dry up the Glam paint. Worked like a charm. To create a design showcasing white space, I adhered the snowflake off center.

Used the rub-ons from the Christmas Town collection by Lily Bee (same collection as the patterned paper) and added the sentiment.

To complete the look, I added a little pearl to the center of each snowflake.

And wah lah... a super simple Christmas card.

And lots of them.



Bonita Rose said...

fabulous card Melissa... I hvn't opened up my Glam yet... but ohhh i will! xo Merry Christmas to you! xo

Audrey Pettit said...

I am SO the same.........wait way too long to get going on my holiday cards, and then never have enough. Grrrrr....
Love your cards, Melissa! That Glimmer Glam adds that something something to the snowflakes, and I love the pearl centers. Simple never looked so beautiful!
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!