Friday, November 23, 2012

Handmade Holiday Cards Part 3



The holidays in December give me the opportunity to get creative. For this card I used Christmas tree stamp from Stampabilities #OR1059 and Hero Arts stamp H5267 Santa. I also used the Art Deco Cricut Cartridge to design an old car from card stock. I colored using Tombow Water Color Markers and metallic Gelly Roll pens. I gave the card depth by using foam dimensional on the back of the car and Santa.
Instructions:
Using 2 colors (I used a green and a light blue) of card stock cut and paste a landscape background to a 5” x 6.5” card base.
Stamp tree on watercolor paper using jet black, Stazon Solvent Ink.
Use Tombow Watercolor Markers to color green areas, followed by red on the ribbons and bows. I use a waterbrush to drag color on the ribbons.
Color ornaments in assorted colors.
Use Metalic Gelly Roll pens for the star and some embellishments of ornaments.
Cut out tree leaving a white edge around the tree and gifts.
Glue tree to background on the upper left.
Using holiday colors of card stock and Art Deco Cricut Cartridge page 31 cut car 2 at 3”. Glue car layers together and place foam dimensionals on the back and adhere to card.

Stamp Santa on watercolor paper using jet black, Stazon Solvent Ink and color.
Print and color Santa on watercolor paper.
Cut out Santa leaving a white edge.
Add red glitter to hat and stockings.
Place foam dimensionals on the back and adhere to the card.

6 comments:

Isobel Morrell said...

Great final effect! Hope it sells well for you! Am a recent followers - from one of the blog hops I've recently found how to join - and would love you to visit my blog sometime. Any views would be welcome, as am thinking of enlarging it in 2013 to possibly create a child's book. Your views would therefore be most welcome.

Carla said...



Hi Isobel, I followed you back to your great blog last week. Thanks very much for your comments on my blog. Good luck with that children's book!Today I went to put this comment on your blog but the safety would not accept any of my matching answers!

Deborah Owen said...

Love it!

Christine said...

LOVE IT CARLA!!!! You are amazing!

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

These are really beautiful! You are very talented! I wish I could do things like this!

Thanks for sharing on Sweet Saturday (I was the co-host this week).

Tammy
ourneckofthewoods.net

Jessica said...

Another nice card! Thanks for sharing at Sweet Saturday :)