Hi Roadies! What is in your crafting plate today? For me, it had been a good change. A little slowing down and spending time on the things I love. This morning, the sun is up and shining. Love to wake up to such bright mornings and it makes me fresh.
Christmas is coming too soon! I try to get ahead of time and start on the Christmas cards early, so I don't get into the mad rush. Here, I am sharing 4 cards which I have done up pretty quickly with the help of Maya Road embellishments (Really, all you need for Christmas cards this year is Maya Road)
For the first card, I made use of the Maya Road Homemade Holidays stamp set as my primary 'ingredient'. It is so easy to use this set! You have all you need! I first stamped the circular bells with a random color, red or green. Then I matched it with the hanger portion and stamped. (This hanger portion is also available in the stamp set!) Before I laid all my bells onto the card base, i added some more stamping (the circles with dotted lines) in the background to highlight the bells. Then I stamped the sentiment directly onto the card base using some red pigment inks. Set it all up, and add some Cherry Red cording. When all is done, I decided to add some more blink to this card with the Silver Snow Crystal Charms!
For the next card, i decided to showcase one of my favourite flowers in the Maya Road Collection. This is the Cadmium Red Shimmering Pointed Petal Flower. Love its vibrance and how it shines! There is no need for any other embellishments with this flower! In my case, i added the alphabets 'J' and 'Y' to make up the word JOY. Then I added a little banner, stamped a tiny phrase from the Homemade Holidays Stamp Set.
Another card here with the same word Joy. This time my stamped sentiment has changed. One stamp set and it gives me this many possibilities. Instead of a large flower centre, I have used the Wood Snowflake button. For the background, I had distressed it with some darker blue distress inks to provide a contrast against my title.
And don't forget to use your dies as well! Dies are very important tools to my crafting purposes nowadays, and I can't do without them! Here is the So Deer Steel Die on some shiny dual tone foil paper that I had on hand. On the background, I did some random stamping of snowflakes. Even the dotted line edging the sides of my background is from the stamp set.
Totally loving the journey working through these 4 cards!
Here are some of the products used:
Hope you have enjoyed the walk through today! Here's a Merry Christmas to all my crafty friends! Have a blessed and joyous Christmas!