Sunday, November 16, 2014

Handmade Greeting Card - Pine Branch Icy Winter

Hello everyone!
I think the greeting card I made today is one of my favorites. Now I'm getting to the point of having to decide who gets what Christmas card and honestly that's the hardest part for me. I want to send everyone the best one :)   
For today's card I used the DCWV Winter Solstice Stack. I love this paper stack and this particular paper with its silvery snowflakes on an icy blue background is gorgeous.
To start my card I cut from my patterned blue paper a 6x6 inch piece and 4x4 inch piece. 
I did the same cuts (6x6 inch and 4x4 inch) from white cardstock. Then I used a corner and border punch set to make my lacy paper. 
If you don't know how to do this I've included a tutorial video from YouTube here that I learned the technique from.
Once I had all four pieces of paper (2 blue, 2 white) I adhered them together using blue as the base for each.
To make my sentiment I used Picmonkey to design it and then printed it out and made the circular cut with a round die. 
I decided I didn't just want a circle so I cut a lacy circle to place behind it.

I used glitter on the lacy circle to make it stand out from the background.
I used an Impression Obsessions die to make the pine branches and then colored the branches with ink.
To give the appearance of snow I used white puffy paint and glitter.  
NOTE: I ran into a problem and had to start over again. My green ink bled into the white puffy paint. So to keep this from happening I used a clear embossing powder over the ink to seal it and then applied the paint and the glitter. This worked perfectly.
After the branches were dry I attached them to my card with hot glue.

I then added a bow and when my card front was finished I added white cardstock for the base of the card and that was it :)
I would love to see your results if you decide to make one!


Happy crafting and thanks for stopping by!