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Good Tidings!!

LeeAnn Leonard

Posted on November 07 2022

Hello and welcome!  Halloween has passed and we are officially in Christmas season!  It seems to get longer and longer each year, but I still LOVE Thanksgiving so will not be rushing through November!!
Today I will walk you through how I made this beautiful Christmas card in non-traditional colors.  It could be adapted to any holiday or wedding/anniversary!  Let's get started!
This card is built on an A2 size white card base in a topfold, landscape format.  The card panel consists of 4 layers as follows:  base layer is white glitter cardstock and top 3 layers are die cut using the Plaid Coverplate Dies. 
The bottom layer is the Plaid Coverplate 3 cut in white cardstock.  The middle layer is the Plaid Coverplate 1 cut in heavy velum.  The top layer adds softness and is Plaid Coverplate 2 cut in a beautiful Vanilla colored cardstock.
I also cut the sentiment in Vanilla cardstock and it's from the Large Words Christmas Dies set.  This set also comes with the shadow dies that can be left off if that suits your project.  I cut the shadow from the same white glitter cardstock that I used in the bottom layer of the card panel.
To finish the card off, I added a couple of sprigs from the Holiday Floral Stamps & Dies.  I wanted the overall look of this card to be very soft and monochromatic so I stamped the leaves in a matte gold.  The outline I stamped in the Watermark Embossing ink and heat embossed in matte gold as well.  Lastly, I stamped the flowers but also wanted them to be a very muted color.  I first stamped them in Snowy White hybrid ink, then restamped them in Peachy Keen Hybrid ink.  This two step process mutes the vibrant color of the Peachy Keen and makes it a soft beautiful flesh color.  So so pretty in person!
Both the sentiment and the floral sprigs are mounted to the card front using foam strips to add dimension.  I'm in love with the end result and hope you have enjoyed learning the process.  This would be one you could mass produce as well.  Especially if you love die cutting as there is lots of it in this card!!
I wish you a wonderful holiday season!!
Crafty hugs,  LeeAnn

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