Well, Christmas is almost here, and the excitement in my heart has already begun. I can't seem to get rid of that little kid in me that has always loved the enchantment of the holidays, not to mention the good eats! I also love to make Christmas cards, right up to the last moment. So, in keeping with my "last minute" traditions, I want to share (one last time) a couple of Christmas cards I made using the beautiful Russian Winter paper collection from The Robin's Nest, and pair it with some products from our monthy sponsor, Ecstasy Crafts.
The Robin's Nest: Brick Classic Glitter card stock, Brown Classic Glitter card stock, Gold Classic Glitter cardstock, White Snow Glitter card stock, Kiwi Glitter Sorbet cardstock, Boy Polka Dot Stamp cardstock, Brilliant Blue MiniDew Drops, Fushia Mini Dew Drops, Limoncello Yellow Mini Dew Drops
Snowflake doily die cut (Gina's Designs)
Ecstasy Crafts 3D Reddy Cards die cuts, Starform Christmas Tree sticker
Pumice Stone distress stain and ink pad (Tim Holtz)
Olive Pastel chalk ink pad (Colorbox)
Perfect Pearls Mist: Heirloom Gold
Copic Markers: B97, E79, G94, R29, R59, V09, Y35
Rubber Stamp (Stampabilities)
Dies: Labels 8, Decorative Labels 8 (Spellbinders); Tattered Banners (Tim Holtz)
Corner rounder punch (Marvy)
My first card is a paper tole style card using the 3D Reddy Cards die cuts from Ecstasy Crafts.
Trim White Snow Glitter card stock to 9" x 6-1/4", fold in half to make 4-1/2" x 6-1/4" card.
Below is a close-up of the paper, showing some of the iridescence of the Heirloom Gold mist. Round card corners.
Ecstasy Crafts. These stickers look so fragile and delicate, but in reality, are very sturdy and easy to use.
Adhere a tree sticker to a scrap of Kiwi Glitter Sorbet cardstock.
Computer generate "Oh Christmas Tree" on a scrap of Kiwi Glitter Sorbet cardstock, between the glitter, and die cut with tattered banner. Adhere to top of card with foam tape. (See finished photo above).
To finish off the inside, and carry on the theme, stamp sentiment with Olive Pastel chalk ink pad, and add one of the smaller stickers from the sticker sheet to the top right corner.
Russian Winter collection this month, and be sure to pay a visit to Ecstasy Crafts for more fun products.
It has been a real honor and pleasure to be on the Robin's Nest design team, and I hope you will continue to visit me often at my blog for more projects using their wonderful products. The new design team is about to be announced, so stay tuned for more fabulous inspiration from them.
Merry Christmas to everyone, and a most wonderful, Happy New Year!