Diecut Christmas Cards!
Posted on December 11 2021
It's Erica back on the LDRS blog today with a trio of cards, using minimal supplies but still packs a wow.
The main star of these cards is the Modern Trellis Coverplate. I have used it on all sorts of different colours and textured card stock, and then I have puzzled, puzzled and puzzled some more for different looks.
My first card is super simple: Use the Modern Trellis Coverplate on white, red and green card stock. I have used linen textured card stock for my coloured pieces. The 'frame' is cut out of white card stock. I also kept some of the pieces from this to fill the rest of the pattern in.
To finish this one off, I have used two sentiments from the Potted Poinsettia stamp set. They are stamped with Raven Ink on thin strips on white card stock and adhered to the card. See what I mean? Super simple.
The next card is done in a similar way, only with grey linen textured card stock for the frame itself, I also kept a few of the pieces for fillers but only six. The snowflake part of the pattern are filled in with white pieces and then the rest is done with silver glitter card stock for a bit of sparkle!
This mono-chromatic look isn't for everyone, but of course it can be used for other occasions and not just holidays.
This sentiment is also from the Potted Poinsettia set. To add a little extra something, to soften the mono-chromatic looks a bit, I diecut the leaf from the Perfect Petals Layering Dies out of vellum three times. These have been trimmed a little bit and adhered only by having the sentiment strip added on top. I wanted some movement from the leaves, plus it's hard to glue down vellum without it showing through and ruining the look.
The final card is maybe my fave out of the three. Perhaps because it has blue on it, I don't know. The Modern Trellis frame is cut out of linen textured navy blue card stock and this was adhered on top of a satin finished gold card stock. I have filled in the pattern with some white pieces but left the majority to shine through.
Here I used the leaf diecut from the Perfect Petals Layering Dies again, both on vellum and the same satin gold card stock as the background. For this one, I cut out two of each.
The sentiment is the same as the mono-chromatic card, We Wish You A Very Merry Christmas, stamped up with Raven Ink on white card stock and trimmed down. To adhered this, and the leaves, I used a generous amount of liquid adhesive and then held the banner in place while it dried to make sure the leaves stuck to it as well as it sticking to the card.
That's it from me for today, I really hope you enjoyed these different looks and found some inspiration here with me!
Lots of love and happy crafting from Erica