Hello crafty readers! This is Design Team member Crystal Komara here with you today. Hopefully by now you have started making your Christmas cards or maybe even some of you are already done. And then the real overachievers have them all stamped and addressed ready to be shipped! Well. . . I’m not! I’m always late to the game. But, I’ve still got a little time to inspire you with some Birch Press Design products and this festive modern shaker card.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from 80 lb. Neenah Solar White smooth cardstock. I cut a 5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of red cardstock and used it as the first card layer. Using the Radial Pinpoint Cover Die, I cut the next layer from white cardstock. I cut Layers A and C of the Tranquility Layering Die from pool party cardstock and I cut Layer B of the Tranquility Layering Die from red glitter cardstock found in the Frosted 6″ x 6″ Paper Pack. *Note – I did not use the center pieces from the Tranquility Layering Dies because I used the vacant space to create a shaker card.
I lined the circle on the back of the Tranquility Layering Die with a piece of acetate. I put about 1 tablespoon of iridescent sequins on the card before adhering the die in place over the sequins. I adhered this entire piece to the center of the card using 3M foam adhesive for added dimension.
I stamped the “joy” from the new Contempo Christmas Greetings stamp set in red ink on white cardstock. I used the coordinating Contempo Christmas Greetings die to cut out the circle. I adhered the sentiment to the lower right side of the shaker card also using 3M adhesive for added dimension. Lastly, I added a few red rhinestone embellishments for added sparkle.
I hope you have enjoyed this modern holiday card. Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
Comments by birch press
Two Cards from One Die Cut | by Tracey McNeely
"Thanks Lisa! Do you know which one was my original idea? lol"
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"Thanks so much! The lights are from PearBlossom Press."
2 for 1 Rainbow Thank You Card Design | by Ardyth Percy-Robb
"Brilliant inking Ardyth! These cards are stunning!"
Lovely Butterflies Card | By Leigh Houston
"Thank you so much, Andre!"
Gate Fold Thank You | by Kimberly Wiener
"I love the tri fold card.. what a treat waiting inside!..."