Happy Wednesday!!! Today I am stepping away from the Christmas cards and presenting a Christmas present I have made up for my family and friends. This is based on a live video Whitney did in November – link is here to see how it was done.
I really liked it and went overboard with it. I took 8 different colors of my GinaKDesigns cardstock and cut 4 panels from each one. For each card you need a matching white (or ivory) panel to do the split with. So I ended up with 64 cards, which would be 8 sets. Okay, I messed up a couple so only got 7 sets – but still a fun project to do. Using my Misti and the set “Abundant Blessings” from Unity I stamped the focal point in the corners and the various sentiments from the set (and a couple extra I had). The sentiment sets from Unity have so many wonderful sentiments – check them out – many are on sale right now.
On the colored panels I used versamark and white embossing powder. For the neutral panels I used my matching GinaKDesigns ink – and the versamark with clear embossing. Did you know you can do that? – with the Misti stamp the dye ink you like and then stamp versamark over it and emboss.
Once they were all done, I cut the bottom 1 3/4 inches off and matched it to the other piece. I used washi tape to match it up and then adhered it to a white (or ivory) card base. I used Nuvo drops matching the color for embellishments.
Once they were done, I gathered up 8 cards and envelopes into a set and squeezed into a clear box (available from GinaKDesigns). A bit of twine and you have a lovely gift to put under the tree. Although putting them together with a nice ribbon around would also be nice.
This was a fun project to do, and made so many beautiful cards. This can be done with any focal point stamp and sentiments. I hope you give it a try.
See you tomorrow – what shall I blog about?