Hello Friends! Today I'm sharing a Christmas card I made for a dear friend of mine. As a fellow crazy cat lady, I knew I had to choose a cat image. I wanted a vintage look, and didn't want anything that screamed of Christmas, but rather something more soft and subtle. I remembered seeing some gorgeous non-traditional Christmas trees on a collage sheet from My Artistic Adventures on Etsy a couple of weeks ago, and when I took another look, I knew I needed it for this card! I mean, my goodness, there are even birds sitting on a wire in these trees! What could be more perfect in design, and the color complemented my subtle color palette perfectly. The sheet also had some gorgeous pink candy canes, that I glittered and was going to add to the card, but in the end, I left it alone. As tempted as I was, I didn't want to over embellish this particular card.
I found my image on Pinterest. I cut off the bottom of the image where it said A Merry Christmas, and used the sentiment at the top, mounted on foam tape. I layered the image with several coordinating paper scraps, tying a bow in between the layers. I created the bow with my brand new Zutter Bow-it-All. It's my new favorite tool and it's the best thing since sliced bread! Once I had the card topper assembled, and glittered up a bit, I mounted that onto a plain cream colored card base leaving room at the bottom for a strip of coordinating paper cut in a banner shape. I glittered my gorgeous tree all around the edges (cut an outline around the tree when you fussy cut to accomodate your glitter outline), and I mounted the tree onto foam tape.
I ended up with just the perfect subtle softness I'd been after. Thanks for visiting my blog!
The collage sheet for the Christmas Tree can be found HERE.
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