How are you going with your Christmas card making?
I'm thrilled to say that I have just crossed another two off my list!!!
My brother and his family live in the USA and this year I am making some Aussie themed cards for each of the kids. You may remember that earlier this year Bella released some fab Australiana stacks (in 3 different sizes, 12x12, 8x8 and 4.5x6.5") and I have enjoyed making lots of red, white and blue Aussie cards with them. Luckily they are still available at my local Spotlight, so I got another couple of mat stacks and a pack of the Fundamentals PETITES Alphabet Stickers, the blue matches really well with the papers. This 1st card was an 8x8" sheet trimmed in half.
... it is actually the "waste" bit that comes off when you punch a Banners Away border with your Interchangeable Punch Cartridge!!!
The stars are the Fiskars medium Twinkle Twinkle squeeze punch. I took a fine brush and painted Helmar Professional Acid Free Glue on all the stars and the banner bits and smothered them with glitter (do them one at a time, as the glue dries really fast), layered the stars with a dob of glue, stuck the banner bits down with some of the same glue then used foam dots to give the stars some dimension.
Here is the 2nd card, made using the smallest sized mat stack
Do you like the sparkly "red" gum leaves?
I punched a red strip of cardstock using Ivy League Interchangeable Border Punch Cartridge, cut to make a narrow strip, painted with glue and smothered with red glitter. The alpha stickers are from my stash - I sanded off the glossy coating, inked them red, then used the same glue and glitter so that they matched the leafy border. I used the same glue and fine paintbrush to stick the alphas down, as the self adhesive backing got a bit "distressed" by the sanding/inking/glittering process!!!
I added some red rhinestones to the trees to finish it off and make it look a little more Christmassy.
I now have two Christmas cards ready to post come December 1st - which is a first for me!!! One more "Aussie" card to make and all three kids will get their Down Under Christmas wishes.
Hopefully there will be a kangaroo card hopping by here soon!!!
Thank you for dropping by and looking at my cards :)