Hi, there! Are you all staying warm, or are you freezing? I’m doing a little of both because the dogs still need to go out for a good run to keep in shape, but, oh, how nice it is to come inside afterward. A cup of cocoa and a little stamping time – Heaven!
I’ve been getting cozy with the Christmas cards. Now that the season is here I can’t seem to stop. Today I’m sharing a couple I made this weekend, very quick and easy with a Sizzix cut and emboss set I picked up recently. The Sizzix set is called Ornament Set #2, and the stamp set I used is Flourishes’ Christmas Classics.
A 4 1/2” x 6” card or larger is required to accommodate the embossing folder. It works for me as I have a supply of envelopes to fit this size. It’s such a beautiful embossed design, isn’t it? Below, you can see a close up of the Copic colored image with Stickles glitter added to the berries. The three tiny pearls were white, but I colored them purple with a V09 Copic marker.
The Sizzix Ornament Set #2 comes with a second embossing folder, as well, and some Framelits dies. I found it worked best to cut the shape first, and then fit it to the matching design in the folder to emboss. It’s very easy to match it up, and the embossing stays crisp if you cut first and then emboss.
Here are the parts ready to put together. I used both large and small Spellbinders circle dies for the Cardinal image.
I loved the white on white, but wanted to try the folder on a color, too. I used some Stampin’ Up! Core’dinations paper and sanded to bring out the design. Just a simple sentiment and some designer paper makes this a very quick card. Again I used the Spellbinders circle dies and added a Lacey Circles die cut, as well. The sentiment is embossed with a pretty deep red called Claret. The bow was made with a Bow Easy tool.
The second card with no coloring would be very easy production line stamp, cut, and assembly if you wanted to mass produce, especially if you had all year to do it. It would be fun to relieve the monotony by using a few different colors, designer papers, sentiments, and ribbons. But then, what would I do with all those Christmas stamps I love to color?
I’ll be back soon. Stay cozy, my friends!