Creative Cardmaking Day 2: Holiday Inspired Cards with Candace Perkins

Some of our newest products in the shop were designed to make card making quick and easy—no trimming or measuring required, and no searching for the perfect greeting for your card front! Today, design team member Candace Perkins is putting some of those products to use on her card duo, and allowing traditional Christmas iconography inspire her to get artistic, too! Let’s take a look!

Hello, Elle’s Studio friends! It’s Candace here to share with you a few quick cards perfect to send during the upcoming holiday.

We all know that the holiday season can be a busy time of year.  I always find myself searching for a last min card to attach to a present or a plate of cookies.  I love the collection of Elle’s Studio holiday goodies that helped me create these two quick cards and allow me to easily mass produce cards by using the layered card dies.

Supplies | Happy Holidays Card Front Tags, Fa La La 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack, Christmas Basics 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack, Very Merry Chipboard Stickers, Layered Card Metal Die

For the first card, I wanted to make use of the pack of Happy Holidays Card Front Tags. By combining the cards and the layered card die I can create a whole stack of cute holiday cards in a breeze!  I was able to vary the colors of the papers and Happy Holidays Card Front Tags and add different embellishments to give each card its own personal touch. 

For this card, I used dimensional adhesive to pop up the different layers. On the top layer, I wrapped a piece of plain twine around the Happy Holidays Card Front Tag and finished it off with a cute signature Elle’s Studio heart. Simple, easy to duplicate and heartfelt. 

For the second card I wanted to play off the idea of the Christmas star. I used the Layered Card Metal Die to cut a piece of watercolor paper just smaller than the card base. Next I used various watercolor inks to create a night sky.  To create a blurry effect I splashed bits of water and white paint on the watercolor card front. 

To create the stars I die cut different stars using the Christmas Basics and Fa Paper Stacks. For the one special star, I wrapped it with plain twine and popped it off the background using dimensional adhesive.  I love the final result! 

Thanks for stopping by!  I am excited to see what cards you create using all of the fun holiday goodies in the shop.  I hope you all have a beautiful, blessed and safe holiday season filled with love and joy! 

Share your card creations with us! Post an image in the Elle’s Studio Facebook Group or share on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio! We can’t wait to see your handmade greetings!

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