My only real plan when I started making these cards was that I wanted to make some striped panels to use as the base. I have a box of card scraps and the smaller bits get cut into randomly sized strips to use on things like this.
I quickly decided that I didn’t want a single solid striped panel, so I cut them into two pieces — making the larger piece slightly shorter than the JOY die-cut — and then joined them together with a piece of coloured vellum.
I played around with different floral die-cuts arranged around the striped panel, but nothing was making me happy so I abandoned that idea. Instead, I chose to stamp the fir tree design above the stripes.
I layered the JOY die-cut with black glitter card over white glossy card so that it would stand out over the stripes, and then added the Merry Christmas sentiment strip over the top.
I often struggle with graphic designs, especially ones that don’t cover the majority of the card, but I’m really happy with how these turned out.
Lawn Fawn – merry messages
Visible Image – Christmas Eve
Concord & 9th – joy
Versafine – onyx black
Ranger Archival – library green
- paper and card:
Hunkydory Matt-tastic – soft white
Anita’s pastel vellum
Ranger – gloss paper
glitter card – black
scraps from my stash