Let’s face it, sometimes we start of with the best of intentions for making Christmas cards and run out of time. I have discovered a few short cuts over the years that allows for speed and creativity fun while creating easy Christmas cards. One is to use colored card stock instead of coloring in a stamped image and embossing it. Using the November Subscription box I created this card.

To create the background I used a Nuvo embossing ink pad and white ultra fine embossing powder. When creating backgrounds make sure to stamp a few of the images off the page. Next, I stamped the house on green card stock and embossed it in red. I added a sentiment in white on the top of the house to fill in some of the space. The only image I had to color on this card was the gingerbread man! I used alcohol ink and Glitter Accents on his buttons. To assemble the card, I layered the red background on a green card base. Next, I used pop dots to adhere the house. I also used pop dots on the gingerbread man. True Snow was applied to the roof, chimney and window sell of the house. To duplicate the snowy look you can take modeling paste and apply it with the back of a pencil by dabbing it on to create peaks. Sprinkle a little glitter to make it shine! I finished it off by tying a bow on the side. A card like this is still flat enough to go through the mail, but not boring.

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Betz Golden