by Janet Katz
As much as I enjoy the traditional red, green, silver and gold of Christmas, I get a big kick out of color twists on this festive season. A pastel approach to a Christmas card makes me think of candy and frosting. Add in glitter and I think of sugar cookies. I used three of the new Poppystamps dies to create this sugary pastel Christmas card. First, I knew I wanted a shimmery pink background. I randomly watercolored a piece of watercolor paper with two pink ink colors. I did a little splattering too. Then I heavily spritzed the paper with a pearlescent glimmer mist.
After it was dry, I used the Snowflake background die to cut out my sugary pink piece. I mounted this on a piece of mint green patterned paper (I love mint green and pale pink together). Next, I used the Merry Christmas Poe Script die to cut out the sentiment from pale pink glittered cardstock. It was great to have this cut in two words - I could place them just where I wanted but I didn't have to fiddle with individual letters. Then I used the medium-size Scalloped Stitched Frame die to cut the frame from white cardstock. These dies are so ridiculously useful in everything. I next cut a piece of vellum paper to just a fraction smaller than the frame and glued it to the back of the frame. I adhered my Merry Christmas to the front of this framed vellum. I then put everything together on a folded white card, adhering the vellum frame with skinny foam tape so it wouldn't show.
Finally, I added the clear Fairy Drops to the card with clear liquid glue. I just love how these things look on everything. Perhaps I'll mail this card to someone with a sweet tooth. Have a great day and enjoy all your holiday crafting, no matter how big or how small.