Hi friends! Happy Sunday! Can you believe this is the last Sunday in November?! We’re in high gear on holiday planning, cardmaking, and crafting gifts! Please join me in welcoming back the super awesome and inventive Yana Smakula in her latest episode of our Yippee for Yana series where she is sharing FIVE unique one layer Christmas card ideas! Be sure to give her video a watch for more info and enjoy!
Today I have not one, not 2, and even not 3, but 5 one layer Modern Christmas card ideas that you can make. These are very simple, they don’t require a ton of supplies or special skills and most important – they are one layer, so easy to pop in an envelope and mail to your friends or colleagues.
You will need just a handful of things for these cards starting with colored cardstock of your choice, I’m using various colors from Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder in gold and white (or some other color if you like), you’ll also need other supplies you usually use for heat embossing, a white pen to add accents, Nuvo Jewels drops in bright and cheerful colors (I used 6 different colors), you’ll also need Nuvo Drops in Gloss white to add dimensional white dots and finally – you’ll need clear stamps! I’m using 4 stamp sets for these cards starting with Critter Sweaters, Winter Scene, Tiny Words Christmas, and Festive Trees.
I started working on these cards by heat embossing selected images on colored cardstock. Less is more with these simple and modern Christmas cards, so try to add avoid adding a ton of stuff onto your cards. Go with a simple, but meaningful sentiments and one or three images to make a little scene. You can add in the rest using tools such as a white pen on Nuvo Drops to spice up the card design.
To make these cards your own you can try using another color of cardstock for your background and another color of embossing powder for the heat embossing. I also want to encourage you to always look at your stamps in a different way. Have a simple triangle image? How else can you use it besides it being just a triangle? Can it be used a mini Christmas Tree? Can you stamp 2 tier or even 3 tier trees by layering triangles one on top of the other and have different size trees for your cards?
Have fun stamping!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and thanks to Yana for being our guest!
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