I didn’t share my handmade Christmas Card until now because I wanted those who would receive it to be surprised.
- Whisper White Cardstock Base: 8 1/2″ by 5 1/2″ scored on the 8 1/2″ side at 4 1/4″ and folded.
- Whisper White Cardstock : 5 1/4″ by 4″. Cut out a shape that is slightly smaller than the image or picture you want to frame. Emboss it with an embossing folder for more dimension.
- Whiser White: Cut a slightly larger shape than the one you cut in #2 and use your supplies to decorate. (What I used: Balmy Blue ink and Night of Navy Ink to sponge on a background, torn paper for a guide and Gray Granite to sponge a snowy ground, Versa Mark and Silver Emboissing poweder to emboss trees, a snowflake stamp from Still Scenes, Versa Mark and white embossing powder to make snow)
- A Larger Stamped Image: I embossed a tree with silver.
- Stamp or Emboss A Sentiment stamped on cardstock to match the piece you want to frame. Mine was Balmy Blue cardstock.
- Place dimesionals on the back of the 5 1/4″ x 4″ embossed frame piece. Be careful to place some near the outline of the shape.
- Line up the #1 piece over the smaller piece you want to frame. Hint: make sure dimensionals are on the back and that you have the piece you want framed facing forward as if you are looking through the window and seeing it. Once you are lined up, carefully pick up your image without sticking it to anything else.
- Place the Frame/Window piece and the image and stick to the front of the base card.
- Using dimensionals for theFrame/Window Area and liwuid glue for the other parts, adhere your larger image and sentiment to the fron of the card.
- Embellish it with gems, ribbon or whatever you choose
(You can use scissors and a paper cutter to make this card. You don’t need the dies, but I still listed the ones I used below. If you have a die cutting machine, I highly recommend the Rectangle Stitched Dies because they are a wonderful staple to have.)