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Wednesdays Card: Holiday Photo Card, Design #2

Holiday Photo Card

Hi All!

I’m back with another photo holiday card design. The measurements are the same as last week’s card: 6″ x 5″. My original intention was 7″ x 5″ so that I could use a standard A7 envelope. The problem is that I really wanted to use the Sizzix Big Shot, which will accept paper that is 6″ wide. Oh well, I’m still using the A7 envelope and it’s fine.

I think this card is perfect for sending to people who don’t necessarily celebrate Christmas. Who doesn’t want “peace”, right? I had fun creating several different color combinations, but the cards are all pretty clean and simple. And they create pretty fast in bulk. I used WOW glitter embossing powders on the stars. Lots of sparkle without the mess of actual glitter. I really love these powders – I used them on several butterfly cards not too long ago.

A couple of handy tools I used for this card: ek tools tweezers and a glitter cloth. I’m not sure I showed the glitter cloth on camera, but it’s fantastic for swiping across your work surface to pickup any of the little leftover flecks.

The camera really doesn’t do the card justice – it’s very sparkly and dimensional in real life. Here is a closeup:

Holiday Photo Card

I used Vintage Peacock embossing powder for the card above. And now for some variations…. Shrinking Violet embossing powder with silver:
Holiday Photo Card

Black Twinkle embossing powder with silver:
Holiday Photo Card

Coral Reef embossing powder with silver:
Holiday Photo Card

Black Sparkle embossing powder with gold:
Holiday Photo Card

Here is a close-up of that one:
Holiday Photo Card

None of these cards use traditional holiday colors, but that’s kind of on purpose. I do think it would look pretty with green and gold, or maybe red and gold.

I am actually really looking forward to working on these cards – they are both fun and easy. It’s my annual Thanksgiving week project!

Enjoy the video and have a great week.

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Supplies:

To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.

Stampin' Up! Star Framelits
SU Star Framelits
MFT Blueprints 18
MFT Blueprints 18
EH|SSS
Peace Die
Peace Die
Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set
Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grunge
Cozy Christmas
Cozy Christmas
Brushstroke Christmas
Brushstroke Christmas
Spellbinders Classic Circles, Large
Spellbinders Circles
Vintage Peacock Embossing Powder
Vintage Peacock Embossing Powder
Black Twinkle Embossing Powder
Black Twinkle Embossing Powder
Coral Reef Embossing Powder
Coral Reef Embossing Powder
Shrinking Violet Embossing Powder
Shrinking Violet Embossing Powder
Silver Embossing Powder
Silver Embossing Powder
EH|SSS
Ranger Super Fine Gold Embossing Powder
Gold Embossing Powder
EH|SSS
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Silver Ink
Silver Ink
EH|SSS
Gold Ink
Gold Ink
EH|SSS
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
EH|SSS
Silver Twine
Silver Twine
EH|SSS
Tweezers
Tweezers
EH|SSS
Glitter Cloth
Glitter Cloth
EH|SSS
Martha Stewart Mini Scoreboard
Mini Scoreboard
EH|SSS
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Sizzix Big Shot
EH|SSS
Magnetic Platform
Magnetic Platform
EH|SSS
Stampin' Up! Heat Tool
Heat Tool
Ranger Craft Sheet
Craft Mat
EH|SSS
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner
EH|SSS
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Tombo Mono Multi Glue
EH|SSS
Stampin' Up! Dimensionals
Dimensionals
Stampin' Up! Mini Glue Dots
Mini Glue Dots

Comments

  1. wrote on November 12th, 2014 at 8:38 am

    Barb

    Wow! Fabulous design, Darlene! I love how you added just a bit of color to each card and the shimmer and sparkle are perfect! Cute pic too!

  2. wrote on November 12th, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Richell

    I really like the black and gold one! Love this design and you made it look doable! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!!

  3. wrote on November 12th, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Jackie

    Those are beautiful! I love the sparkle on the star.

  4. wrote on November 12th, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Anita Holmes

    So, so gorgeous! I love the stars and would have a hard time deciding which I liked best…all the color combos are so gorgeous as your girls are!
    TFS
    Hugs
    Anita

  5. wrote on November 12th, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Laura Norris

    Great card! So sparkly and fun and easy to make. Perfect for the holidays! Thanks for the great idea!

  6. wrote on November 12th, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Sharon Hayes

    I always enjoy your card videos. This one is perfect and would be easy to duplicate. Your girls are precious. Love their pic.

  7. wrote on November 12th, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    TamiB

    Loved it!! Excellent tutorial! Pretty card, prettier girls. 😉

  8. wrote on November 12th, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    Maria Rodriguez

    Oh Darlene, how beautiful, the recipients of this cards will treasure them forever. I can almost see you cutting and embossing this fabulously gorgeous cards. Your girls are precious Darlene, what joy they bring to your life!!!!! 🙂
    Thank you so much for sharing.

  9. wrote on November 12th, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    Carol B

    Another awesome photo card, love all the sparkle, especially the one with the picture showing through, beautiful.

  10. wrote on November 13th, 2014 at 5:50 am

    Shirley

    LOVE!! your card.

  11. wrote on November 13th, 2014 at 5:58 am

    Celeste Goff

    Great photo cards Darlene! And your girls are absolutely adorable!

  12. wrote on November 13th, 2014 at 8:31 am

    Gloria Taylor

    Hi Darlene, I love how your are sharing these photo cards! The supplies you use to create your cards are absolutely awesome. Ever since I joined your website I have been encourage to try different styles & techniques. I love that you use Simon Says stamp too. Looking forward to next week’s project, thanks.

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