Hello, it’s Kari here with 4 Ways to add “WOW” to a simple card. I’m using the Hedgehog Hollow October Kit to create this card that’s a perfect holiday card: it’s simple and fast to make, but it delivers on the shine!

4 Ways to Add WOW:

  1. Specialty Paper – for this card I chose some navy PEARLIZED paper, it has a pearly shine and really gives a magical feeling to the card. If you are a Hedgehog Hollow subscriber, you might recognize this paper from last month’s kit.
  2. Glitter Embossing Powder – when you stamp with clear ink, you can add any embossing powder. For this card, I used an iridescent glittery embossing powder that furthers the WOW factor.
  3. Vellum Elements – Vellum is a subtle yet powerful way to add some elements for a great look. Here I die cut some snowflakes out of vellum. Make sure to adhere the vellum so your adhesive can be hidden! (Watch my video for more on this).
  4. Gemstones – gemstones are another way to add shine to your card. Here I used iridescent gems to the center of the vellum snowflakes. Not only does this add more shine, but it also hides the adhesive on the vellum!

Watch my short video on the tips I have for putting together this quick card:

Give some (OR ALL) of these techniques a try on your next quick holiday card! I’ll be back soon with more card ideas for you.

Kari V.

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