We are exploring many ways to create cards for the holiday season over the next 30 days with the crew showing us exciting and different ways to create your cards. Create one or many and send them out or not, you decide. No matter what have fun creating.
Crew Member Sanna Lippert shows us a fun way to make stamped and heat embossed cards and then simple ways to embellish them. Each card is a bit different, but the look is cohesive and they look so fun to make.
Here is a YouTube video Sanna created to show you how the cards were made. You can use the techniques for holidays or everyday and expand your creative ideas.
When you have a long list of people to send holiday cards to, that means you have a lot of handmade Christmas cards to create and you want to create fast, but beautiful cards. With just a few supplies you can make a big pile of cards and each of them is different, even though they are created using the same supplies. That way none of your relatives and friends will get the exact same card. I really like the snowflakes on kraft patterned paper and wanted to use that as my starting point. I then added plain kraft cardstock to it, but first I heat embossed some snowflake onto it and by changing the embossing powder color I was able to create different background looks. Also adding a printed canvas piece give the cards a special look and partial coloring and some glitter on top makes the images almost come alive.
1. Acrylic block for stamping
2. Heat gun
3. Paper trimmer
Step 1 – Cut the snowflake on kraft reverse paper into a slightly smaller size than your white card bases are. Do the same with the kraft paper.
Step 2 – Stamp snowflakes with embossing ink onto the plain kraft paper, apply embossing powder and heat set with a heat gun.
Step 3 – Cut all the pieces into half. Adhere a dark and a light half onto the card base, add canvas fringe and a colored and glitter decorated fussy cut Jolly Christmas canvas image onto the card.
Step 4 – Stamp sentiments on kraft cardstock with the clear sentiment stamps and fussy cut along the edges. Glue onto the cards.
The canvas panels are printed with permanent ink and can be colored with your favorite fabric marker, ink or paint. You can add a touch of color or color them in completely. Tattered Angels paints love canvas and they look terrific when applied. You can cut the art into smaller pieces with a fussy cut technique or use part of the canvas as backgrounds for your cards. The fabric panels are also available in a baking theme and farmhouse Christmas theme, as well as, a wide range of other themes.
Love the retro style and the colors you choose let the style come through.
Canvas Corp Brands is the home of Tattered Angels, 7Gypsies and Canvas Corp (Canvas Home Basics). We are a manufacturer of surfaces, paint and vintage reproductions coming to you from Springdale, Arkansas.