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Warm Heart Card
This festive card measures 5″ X 7″ and begins with a watercolor background in blues and aquas for the card front. I used Canson XL watercolor paper and Kuretake Gansai watercolor paint. I applied a light wash of color to keep it light and bright. Next, I die cue three slimline borders of trees in a dusk blue, yellow-green and a tree green color. The three borders were layered at the bottom and staggered for a forest look. I added snowflakes on the trees using a Gelly Roll White Gel Pen.
Next, I die cut the large snowflake using white cardstock for the snowflake and vellum for the shadow die. I stamped and colored the Warm Heart stamp set using the following Copic colors: R29, R17, R14, R85, R83, R81, B04, B02, B00, B000, YG67, YG03, YG00 and C1. I die cut the elements using the coordinating die set. The large heart was attached to the snowflake and all the elements were attached to the card front.
I attached the front watercolor panel to a A7 white card base made from Neenah 80lb cardstock. Sometimes watercolor paper is hard to adhere because it warps a bit. I attached it using double sided tape and then sewed the edges to the card base.
Here’s a few tips on sewing on cards:
- Use a dedicated sewing needle in your machine reserved for paper sewing. Paper will dull your needle. Keep this one for paper only!
- Adhere your papers together before sewing. This will keep your paper from shifting while going around the corners.
- Backstitch when you start and end your stitching. This keeps your threads from coming out.
- Try different thread colors to accent your card!
Cool Snowflake Garland
I wanted to show these great, big snowflakes so I made a fun snowflake garland for the holidays. Like the card above, I die cut the large snowflake using festive cardstock colors for the snowflake top layer and vellum for the shadow dies. I added cute white pompoms to the centers of each flake. A quick drying glue works great for this.
Lastly, I added an iridescent string, lacing through the centers of the snowflakes, to create a strand of snowflakes. You can see how pretty this festive garland it on my mantel above! Its light, airy and adds a festive touch to any room!
The garland looks good on evergreens, holiday trees, gift packaging and more! Thanks for stopping by today!
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