I have a pretty Christmas card to share using one of my favorite stamp and die bundles from the Mini catalog. The bundle is called Arrange a Wreath and can be used to make all kinds of pretty wreaths for many occasions and not just for Christmas cards. Today’s card has minimal stamping and uses up lots of bits and pieces of green, red and gold foil cardstock. Oh, don’t forget to look at the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder. I think it adds some drama and interest to this quick & easy card. What do you think? Oh be sure to read through the end of this blog post for a crafty confession.
- Thick Whisper White cardstock – 4 1/4″ X 11″ scored at 5 1/2″
- Real Red cardstock – 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (cut two strips to layer on each side on the front of the card) PLUS scraps to cut out 3 poinsettias
- Whisper White cardstock – 4 1/8″ X 5 1/2″ (use the Brick & Mortar embossing folder or any embossing folder of your choice) & layer onto the front of the card allowing the Real Red cardstock strips peek through to create a thin layer.
- Shaded Spruce & Old Olive cardstock scraps approx. sized 3 3/4″ X 3 3/4″ to die cut out the wreaths ( 1 of each color and layer and glue)
- Gold Foil cardstock scraps to die cut the bow.
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OK, so here’s my confession, I didn’t understand why so many cardmakers would specify using Thick Whisper White cardstock as the cardbase. I always used regular Stampin Up! Whisper White as my card base and it’s a great weight for a cardbase. But then, I used Thick Whisper White which is a 110 weight cardstock. (Truth is, I ordered it by mistake.) Let me tell you, it makes a difference. A. BIG. DIFFERENCE. The Thick Whisper White cardstock used as a card base just feels better, more professional and even elegant in your hands. I especially think it helped with all the layers and textures on today’s card. So, now I know why cardmakers use Thick Whisper White cardstock and now you know too.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you’ve started making your holiday cards – only a few more weeks until Christmas!
Have a wonderful week-end!