December 9, 2020

Quick and Elegant Christmas Card


I am over on the Studio Katia blog today with a really quick and easily reproducible Christmas card. We are getting to crunch time now and it seems no matter how early I start making Christmas cards in the year, I never seem to have enough.


I used the Poinsettia Border stamp set to create my card today using some coloured cardstock, embossing and ink blending. Simple design but also very elegant.

I started with a 5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of red cardstock. I used my anti static tool all over the red cardstock so that I could prevent stray embossing powder sticking where it shouldn’t. Next I stamped and white embossed the poinsettia border in the upper left corner of my card. The sentiment from the same set was built with the “Merry” script stamps and Christmas in the sans serif font from the same in the bottom right.

My very simple card design was pretty, but it seemed to be missing something. I added some dimension by ink blending Black Soot Distress Oxide ink in from the corners on the red embossed panel using Studio Katia Blending Brushes. I used a very light hand to build to shading up slowly. Remember to can always add more but you can’t take it away.

To add a bit of sparkle to the front of the card I sprayed it with Sparkle Shimmer Spritz. It didn’t want to smile for the camera, but trust me it added a bit of elegance. To add a bit more to the card front without going overboard I added some Studio Katia Wine Berry Pearls over top of the berries on the poinsettia using Studio Katia glue. I used the two smallest pearl sizes and grouped them in three. 

Thanks so much for stopping in today!


12 comments :

Nora Noll said...

This is STUNNING!! I LOVE the blending on the edges. At first I thought it was a whole piece of home made red cardstock!! Lovely design.

Cat Craig said...

Beautifully done Tracey, that panel just glows.

JulieP said...

Oooh! This is pretty Tracey!

artful-notions said...

Beautiful rich ink blending, Tracey. Lovely elegant card!

Barbara-Jean said...

Beautiful card! I have yet to start mine! :>(

Carmela said...

Very pretty card, Tracy!

Lisa Elton said...

So beautiful and elegant Tracey!

Doris knippenenplakken said...

Beautiful card!
Hugs Doris

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is STUNNING!

Karen Letchworth said...

Gorgeous white embossing, Tracey. I still have much to learn.

Helen F. said...

This is simply Beautiful, Tracey!

Celeste Goff said...

Love this card Tracey! So CAS but so very elegant!