All-Occasion Holiday Greeting Card
December 08, 2009
'Tis the season for sending holiday cards. This one shimmers and shines, and the focal point is an acrylic star shape by Clear Scraps.
The card measures 7" wide by 5" high.
Materials, Supplies and Tools Needed to Make This Card:
Patterned Paper – Vintage Plaid Metallic Silver Ink on White Ice Metallic Paper - Screen Print by Hambly
Diecut Paper - Bloom Twirl White Frosty Lace Cardstockby KI Memories
Cardstock - American Crafts
Ribbon - Matte blue ribbon and sheer white ribbon
Star Shape - One page from the new star-shaped Clear Scraps mini
Paint Markers - I used Zig Painty Pens
Scalloped Scissors - Decorative- edged scissors with a scalloped design
Pigment Inkpads - In shades of blue and brown
Heavy White Paper - You'll need a paper that is stiffer than cardstock, such as Strathmore Bristol Board.
Scoring Tool - Such as a bone folder or Scor-Pal tool
Paper Trimmer or scissors and a straight edge
Adhesive - Zip Dry paper glue is a good choice for using with the clear star-shaped motif, because it dries clear and adheres well to acrylic.
Instructions for Making This Card:
Cut a piece of your heavy white paper to measure 10" long by 7" wide. Score it using your Scor-Pal so that the score evenly divides the card into a 7" x 5" greeting card base; fold the card base and set it aside.
Cut a piece of blue cardstock measuring 7" wide by 5" high. Ink the edges with brown pigment ink. P>
Take a good look at your piece of Frosty Lace Cardstock to figure out how to position it on your card. I turned mine over onto the back and drew some curves in the areas I wanted to cut, and then I cut them out by hand. If you look carefully at the photo, you can get a better idea of how I did it. If you just use the paper trimmer, you'll have 2 sides that have straight cuts and 2 edges that have interesting curved cuts. You could do it that way if you want to save time, but it won't look as elegant. Adhere this to your blue cardstock using your adhesive.
Layer the 2 ribbons over each other and glue them down on top of the cardstock and frosty lace cardstock as shown.
Adhere the entire piece to the top of the white card base using your adhesive.
Turn a scrap piece of the blue cardstock over onto the reverse side and draw around the star shape lightly with a pencil. Cut the shape out using scalloped scissors. The textured side is going to be the front, so flip it over and ink the front lightly with blue ink that is just a little bit darker than the cardstock. You want to do this so that the scalloped star will stand out a bit from the background of the card. You can also lightly ink the outermost edges with brown ink if you want to.
Turn the Hambly screen printed paper over onto its reverse side and trace around the star shape again. Cut out the star shape with straight scissors. Ink around the outer edges with brown ink.
Draw around the outer edge of the star-shaped clear embellishment with a paint marker.
Use small dots of glue to attach the star-shaped papers together. Then tie the papers together with the clear star shape using the sheer white ribbon.
Attach the star shapes to the greeting card using your adhesive.
Personalize the inside of the star card as desired; you can rubber stamp a greeting, write your own greeting using calligraphy pens, add stickers, or use any other embellishments you like.
Send it to the intended recipient with lots of love!
Posted by: Amy Solovay
Posted by: Cathy | December 08, 2009 at 02:00 PM