Good morning! Today I am here to share the design I have chosen for my Christmas cards this year along with a how to video! I love making Christmas cards and love the look of Bokeh. (pronounced bouquet or boka I do not know… Will be researching, lol)….. So I decided to combine the two loves into one card design that I will be mass producing for all of my Christmas cards.
To create the Bokeh background, I used this awesome stamp set by Ellen Hutson designed by my dear friend Julie Ebersole. I free handed a Christmas tree shape onto some card stock and cut out the shape with an Xacto knife to create a template. Then I traced the image using the template onto my three card panels! I found this was the easiest way for me. I then stamped the various small circles from the stamp set with different colored inks (the exact colors I used are linked below).
If you don’t have solid images like this, you could try the end of your pencil eraser or the end of a stylus as well! Also check your stamps sets. Lots of stamp companies include small images in their sets. However, I found this stamp set was just incredible and I much rather reach for one stamp set rather than grabbing multiples (I am lazy…).
The bow on top of the tree was die cut onto some red sparkly glitter paper with a bow die from this amazing die set from Winnie and Walter (I’ve linked to some other dies I love as well at the end of this post). If you don’t have glitter paper, you can make your own with some red embossing powder or just die cut from red stock and add some Wink of Stella in clear over the top.
As I mentioned before, I do have a video to share with you today that shows you how I made these cards. You can watch the video right here on my blog or over on my youtube channel in HD! And if you don’t subscribe, I would love for you too by clicking HERE!
Thanks so much for joining me today! And those of you on my Christmas card list, I hope you aren’t too disappointed that you are seeing the design first. 🙁 I’ll be back tomorrow with a new card set/video as part of a video blog hop! Think… Gold Watercoloring……