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Pretty Pink Posh Christmas Cards

October 19, 2016

Pretty Pink Posh Christmas Cards

October 19, 2016

Hello fellow papercrafters!  I wanted to share with you two little Christmas cards that I made using some more super cute stamps and dies from Pretty Pink Posh.  This first card is an interactive surprise slider card.  I absolutely love interactive cards!  Similar to my other surprise slider cards, I got my inspiration for this card from the MFT Twice the Wishes Die set.  You can find the tutorial video here on the basic steps on how to create a surprise slider card.

For the base of my card,  I first masked and stamped a number of pine trees onto smooth white cardstock from the Holiday Pals stamp set by Pretty Pink Posh.  I then masked off this entire section of trees and then blended some distress inks (Broken China and Mermaid Lagoon) for my background.  I then removed the mask and added some white paint splatters to resemble snow.  I also masked and stamped another section of trees, colored them with Copics and then fussy cut out this set of trees.  This is the section (adhered with 3D foam tape) where my girl on the sled is almost completely hidden.  When you pull on the tab on the bottom right side of the card, she slides out toward the penguin on her sled!  (You can see this in action on my Instagram page).

Both the cute little girl and Penguin came from the Pretty Pink Posh Winter Wonderland stamp set.  I added some glossy accents to the penguin to give him some shine.  I then heat embossed some snowflakes and my sentiment with some Super Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder by Ranger. 

With this second card, I used stamps and dies from the newly released Christmas Friends and Happy Snowman stamp sets.  I also used the pine trees and hat stamps from the Holiday Pals stamp set.  It’s probably hard to tell from the photo, but this is a double-layer shaker card, so there’s a lot of dimension.  I got my inspiration for this card from this from some really cute shaker ornaments that Jennifer McGuire showed on her blog a few weeks ago.  You can see her video tutorial here.

For the first layer of my card, I cut a piece of kraft cardstock using my Stamps of Life Stitched Rectangle Dies.  I then used some white crackle embossing paste to create “snow” by adding a thin layer on top of my Snowfall Stencil by My Favorite Things.  I added some “snow drifts” using the Scallop Border Dies by Pretty Pink Posh.  The trees and leaves came from the Pretty Pink Posh Holiday Pals stamp set.

I then added my first frame layer which consisted of a piece of white foam and two pieces of white cardstock cut using the MFT Die-namics Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frames set and then glued together.

Next, I added some 3mm clear sparkling sequins by Pretty Pink Posh.  I didn’t want to add too many sequins so that they would completely cover my embossed “snow”.

I then added my first piece of acetate onto which I added some dots of Ranger Glacier White Enamel Accents to also resemble snow.  I had initially tried to use embossing paste once again, only to discover (which I had no idea!) that it will not adhere to the acetate.  The white enamel, however, had no trouble sticking and drying on this surface.  I also added some more “snow drifts” on top of the acetate.

I then added my characters to this scene, some snowflakes and sequins by Pretty Pink Posh, and a few more leaves.  I added one more frame layer (same as before), a second piece of acetate and one last white frame surrounded by a red rectangle to the outside of my card.

I will be sending this second card off to the Addicted To Stamps and More “Anything Goes” Challenge.

Addicted to Stamps and More “Anything Goes” Challenge

 
Thanks so much for visiting my blog!  I love to hear from you!  Feel free to leave any comments or questions!

Rachel

 

Hello, I'm Rachel! Thanks so much for dropping by and welcome to my blog! I love creating and am excited to share with you my love for card making and paper crafting.

Rachel

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