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Alternative colour for Xmas Cards

 Well, I don’t know about you, but I have definitely started making my Xmas cards now as it is just around the corner if you’re a card maker. However, I wanted to find an alternative colour for Xmas cards because as a crafter it can often get boring creating cards with the same colours over and over again. This rich dark teal colour is perfect for creating rich and luxurious cards and pair that with the Festive Foliage stamp set from Altenew which lends to easy stamping you can bulk make a few cards in no time. 

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Alternative colour for Xmas Cards

Creating the layers of the tree

To start, trim down a piece of Gina K Tranquil Teal cardstock down to 5.5″ x 4.25 and place into your MISTI. Next, take layer 1 of the tree from the Altenew Festive Foliage stamp set and place within the centre of your card panel. 

Stamp this first layer in Daydream Ink by Catherine Pooler Designs.  After, position the second layer of the tree, using the card insert for reference to align and stamp this layer in Juniper Mist Ink by Catherine Pooler Designs. 

Next, position the first layer of the heart stamp within the tree and stamp this in WOW! clear ultra slow drying embossing ink. Cover this with Metallic platinum embossing powder from WOW! Once heat-set, reposition your panel back into your MISTI to stamp the second layer in clear embossing ink. Cover this Rose gold embossing powder from WOW! and once more heat-set.

Adding richness to the card

To add more drama and richness to the panel, apply a soft blend of ink to the edges using Juniper Mist ink with blending brushes. For a little more contrast, also blend some dark grey/black ink lightly only onto the very edge. 

Mount the panel onto a white card base using Gina K Connect glue. For the sentiment, heat emboss ‘Merry Christmas’ from the Altenew Starry Night stamp set in matching embossing powder. For added dimension, foam mount the sentiment onto the panel over the embossed heart. 

Lastly to finish the card off, add a few clear Morning Dew Nuvo Drops.

Alternative colour for Xmas Cards

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Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you at these shops: Altenew (ALT), Scrapbook.com (SB), Craft Stash UK/US (CS UK/US), Create & Craft (C&C), and Picket Fence Studios (PF).

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Festive Foliage Stamp - Altenew
Festive Foliage Stamp – Altenew
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Starry Night - Altenew
Starry Night – Altenew
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Starry Night Die - Altenew
Starry Night Die – Altenew
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Starry Night Stamp and Die - Altenew
Starry Night Stamp and Die – Altenew
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Daydream Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Daydream Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Daydream Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Daydream Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Juniper Mist Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Juniper Mist Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Juniper Mist Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Juniper Mist Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing pad
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing pad
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Metallic Platinum - WOW! Embossing Powder
Metallic Platinum – WOW! Embossing Powder
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Metallic Platinum (Large Jar) - WOW! Embossing Powder
Metallic Platinum (Large Jar) – WOW! Embossing Powder
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Rose Gold Embossing Powder - WOW!
Rose Gold Embossing Powder – WOW!
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Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops - Tonic Studios
Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops – Tonic Studios
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Tranquil Teal - Gina K designs
Tranquil Teal – Gina K designs
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Original MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
Original MISTI – My Sweet Petunia
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Gina K Designs - Connect Glue
Gina K Designs – Connect Glue
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4″ white
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“Life Changing” Blender Brushes 2 pack
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“Life Changing” Blender Brushes 10 Pack
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)
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Teflon Bone Folder - Lawn Fawn
Teflon Bone Folder – Lawn Fawn
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Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer - Tonic Studios
Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer – Tonic Studios
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Trim and Score Board - We R Memory Keepers
Trim and Score Board – We R Memory Keepers
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QuickStik - We R Memory Keepers
QuickStik – We R Memory Keepers
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This post was produced as part of my design team work for Bumbleberry Papercrafts have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from Bumbleberry Papercrafts to use. However, I create projects with creative control and produce projects I am proud of and with products that I love.   The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert. 

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