I've been working toward my goal of making 10 Christmas cards each month. My January cards are here, and these are my February cards.
I also have some friends who celebrate Hanukkah, so I made some Hanukkah cards using the same design
I did these as prototypes, and I tweaked the final cards just a bit. To make them, I used a stencil that I acquired for making slimline cards. It works just fine for A2 cards as well.
When I first used this stencil, I realized that the openings are exactly 1/4" wide. I realized I could apply be-creative tape along some of the stripes, and then rub glitter onto the tape.
For the original Christmas card I used red and gold glitter, and for the Hanukkah card, I used silver and Cool Highlights. In the final Christmas cards, I used Gold and Warm Highlights glitter and for the Hanukkah card I used Cool Highlights only.
I made a total of 7 Christmas cards and 3 Hanukkah cards.
It's hard to capture the glitter in a photo, but they are pretty in real life. The sentiments are from Gina K Designs, and I stamped them onto a die cut circle that I cut using the Master Layouts 3 die set. I cut an additional 2 circles for each sentiment and glued them together.
I originally got the idea for these cards after I made some backgrounds for slimline cards. The stencil is Mega Wrap Stripes SSSt121501 from Simon Says Stamp.
I'll be using these backgrounds for cards that I'll share with you soon.
Simon Says Stamp ssst121501 Mega Wrap Stripes Stencil
Gina K Designs GDKHT Holiday Tapestry Stamp Set
Gina K Designs Master Layouts 3
Distress Inks: Festive Berries, Blueprint Sketch
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Be Creative Tape
Elizabeth Craft Glitter: Gold, Warm Highlights, Cool Highlights
Curious Metallics Super Cold Cardstock
So Silk Fair Blue Cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80# & 110# Cardstock