Hello everyone! Francine from Switzerland here! I’m so happy and excited to join Stamping Bella as a guest during the next few weeks! Thanks so much to Emily for having me!
I’ve created two clean and simple Christmas cards that I want to share with you today. Here is what I came up with:
For the first card, I used the super cute Santa from the Little Bits Santa’s Gifts set. As I really like traditional Christmas colors, I decided to go for a red and white combination. I create a horizontal design made of three lines with the color highlight in the center to keep the card clean. The red dotted paper adds interest and makes the Santa stand out against the background. I also used some Christmas baubles to emphasize the feeling of holiday season. These baubles are from the Little Bits Set of Elves rubber stamp set. To finish off my card, I stamped the “Warmth×Joy×Happiness” sentiment from the Holiday Sentiment set in black ink. As you can see, you don’t have to use various colors or element on a card for maximum impact. Keeping white space helps to focus on the character itself.
For the second card, I decided to put the sentiment as the focal point and to highlight it using “accessories”. The Christmas fireplace mantle from the Little Bits Santa’s Mantle set I used on this project is meant to be for the Fireplace Backdrop. I drew some wooden “legs” to use the garland as a stand-alone element. I first stamped the beautiful sentiment from the Holiday Sentiment set in black ink onto a white top-folded card base. I colored and cut the garland with scissors (but you can find the matching “CUT IT OUT” die here to make it easier) , as well as the dog from the Little Bits Santa Kids and Pets set. The sweet sleepy dog adds so much cuteness! (“Cut it out die” can be found here ) I adhered the garland and the dog with foam pads to the card base for more dimension. As for the first project, you don’t have to use a lot of elements to embellish a card. Try to think out of the box and play with all funny accessories you can find in the sets. Not only the main characters or critters are worth it.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this post! Happy holiday crafting and see you next week with a new project!
So adorable, love them both !!!
cute cards! thanks for the inspiration!
Fabulous cards, I adore them. X
simply beautiful and colours are spot on ?
Very cute! Love the crisp basic ness of this card.
Love them both! SERIOUSLY thinking about the puppy and the swag now! errgghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh……………………. Thank you!
Oh my gosh, these cards are just way to cute! We used to have a dog and she was always cold. I think she had a Thyroid problem like me! LOL Anyway, she loved sitting near the fireplace which had garland like this around it. My dog died in the 80’s and I still miss her. Her name was Princess. He was always sleeping like your dog. Hey, we had a chimney so Santa could come down it. Great job with both of your cards!
What cute cards! I really love the Santa card! 🙂
It goes without saying that your coloring skills are beyond amazing, but I’m really impressed with the way you color the white fabric of the Santa hats!!! Simply stunning, jaw dropping work in my opinion!