Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Christmas Postcard


JUSTRITE CHRISTMAS POSTCARD

Well, I am back sooner than before.... ;;) Some of you really made me feel guilty about not starting early on my Christmas cards.  Well I started this one last September before I got side tracked and finished it this week!! Below is how I did it:

CARD FRONT/BACK & ENVY:
  1. Stamped whole image twice and the holly sprig once with Golden Glitz on white cardstock.  Painted one of the whole images and the holly sprig with Twinks.  Trimmed around the watercolored whole image and the corners for the back of the card.  Trimmed around the edges of the unpainted whole image and shadow painted around the holly, mistletoe, and bell for the base.
  2. Mounted the shadow painted base on a remnant frosted tan piece of cardstock.  Turned the Twink painted image over and embossed edges with stylus on mat and then mounted over the image on the base with 3D pop-dots.
  3. Mounted a 4.25X 5.25 piece of white cardstock on the back of the front. Trimmed around the leftover edges of the corners of the painted image and mounted to the corners of the white cardstock on the back. Used a glue pen for the edges, snowflakes, and words on the front and the corners on the back.  Applied glitter.  (I keep my glitter in a plastic bowl with lid.  It has a cup so I can apply quickly.  After dry, I have a soft brush I use to sweep off extra that might be loose.)
    ELIZABETH CRAFT DESIGNS - 745 MERRY CHRISTMAS
  4. Applied Glossy Accents to the Cranberries, Mistletoe berries, and the bell 'ding'.  Applied tiny 2mm pearls to the large snowflake.
  5. Did die cut in white cardstock, painted with Garnet Red like the Cranberries, and mounted with GA.
  6. Peeled cardstock back layer off the last Cranberry image and leftover snowflake corners for the envy.  Thinner for mailing.  Added the glitter and a thin layer of Glossy Accents.
**If you are wondering about the eraser in my supplies list, I use it to erase dry Glossy Accents that might come out from beneath the edges of some of the images.  It doesn't leave any marks and the paper looks like new.

That's all for now.  I am off to take a look at what you ladies have been doing!!  Can't wait to see.  Thanks for stopping by to look and share!!



 Shirley
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19 comments:

Marie-Louise said...

This is gorgeous Shirley. I especially love the post card stamp.

Crafting Queen said...

Such a beautiful card.

Barbara R. said...

Beautiful card Shirley. Your talents are amazing!! Wish I had your eye for design.

Ellen Taylor said...

I can so relate to your time span Shirley! Your card is just gorgeous! Have a fabulous day!!

Beth Norman said...

Painting with Twinks is such a pretty result. I don't think to use mine. Your card and envy are so gorgeous.

Darnell J Knauss said...

I wish someone would make me feel guilty, Shirley, because I started out this year firm in my resolve to make at least one card a week and here we are near the end of April and I've only made three Christmas cards. Sigh! I love yours and am so inspired by how you beautifully attend to the details on the inside and on the envie, too!! Hugs! Darnell

jimlynn said...

Beautiful!!! Shirley, this is so pretty. Love the post card stamp you used and the greenery is fabulous looking against that color. So very lovely.
lynn

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

Gorgeous card, Shirley, very beautiful! Have a good day. ))
hugs, Helena

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous Shirley, it's great to get a start already on Christmas! The post card image is beautiful. I hope you are doing well, Shirleyxx

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my, love the vintage style postcard, such pretty coloring, great decorative borders too, lovely detail!

Cara Malmrose said...

So pretty Shirley!
I really love the fact that you make matching envelopes! I keep thinking I should do that and never do, then I see your cards and and it starts me thinking all over again!
(X) Cara

Craftyfield said...

Beautiful! The shine is perfect for Christmas and I love the vintage feel of the card. I won't make you feel guilty I haven't started my Christmas cards either...

Beth said...

Oh my word is this a stunner I love how you have added the gorgeous image to the post card Shirley....beautiful.

wannabcre8tive said...

Your card is so gorgeous. I love the matching envie, too.

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful Christmas card!

Donna Ellis said...

How beautiful, Shirley! An incredible richness in your color choices, and I love your image selection, as well, with the fussy cutting. It must look amazing IRL with all the sparklies and dimension! Pretty envy, too! So glad to be visiting your blog. xo

Lisa S. said...

I tell myself I'll make a Christmas card every month to prepared for the season yet I don't. Your beautiful card has inspired me to get out the Christmas paper when I get home and get crafty.

Donna B. said...

Gorgeous Shirley!! Love your coloring. Glad you're getting a head start and that your back on the blog!

Greta said...

And I thought I was slow at making cards--LOL! Glad you finished it--beautifully done!

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