Today’s card is basically the same card as the Season’s Greetings card that I shared a few days ago, with just a few slight changes. This one has pretty much the same instructions and the same details. For this card, I created a standard card base using Tim Holtz Kraft-Core cardstock. Begin by inking the edges of the front of the card. Like the previous card, I embellished this one by using the pre-sized elements from the Tim Holtz Holidays Past Paper Stash.
The red background block is an ATC sized piece from the paper collection. The holly image is from the Kraft Resist Seasonal Stash. Trim the holly image to fit on the red piece by tearing the edges. Apply Picket Fence Distress Stain to the pattern to mute it slightly and to accent the resist on the number. Apply ink to the edges of both layers. Adhere the two layers together. Adhere the assembled piece to a scrap of Tissue Wrap. Trim the Tissue Wrap so that it creates a border around the red piece. Add ink to the edges of the Tissue Wrap and machine stitch border to the inside edge of the holly image.
Cut out one of the border strips with the word “Christmas” on it. Ink the edges, adhere it to the card front, trim the ends along the edge of the card, and add some stitching. Adhere the assembled holly image over the left side of the border strip. To complete the phrase, use Alpha Tiles to add the word “Merry”. To add a bit of a distressed effect to the tiles, sand the edges before adhering them.
A bit of Crinkle Ribbon colored with Distress Inks tied around the top of the card in a simple blow adds a soft texture.
Finish the card with metal Christmas Adornment wreath. To give the wreath color, simply color with alcohol ink markers like Copics. To give the wreath a bit of shine and to seal the ink, tap clear embossing ink directly onto the metal and cover with clear embossing powder. Heat the powder to melt it. Adhere the wreath to the card front of the card with liquid glue. Place the wreath so that it frames the 25 on the holly image.
So simple, so easy, and all with no measuring! It can’t get much easier than that!