It isn't even Halloween yet, but that doesn't mean you can't get a head start on preparing for the holiday season. Designing your holiday cards can become overwhelming, but with a few easy techniques you can wow the people on your card list.
The first thing you could do to take a little of the stress out of the designing process is to use some fab products that are ready to go. The Graphic 45 Christmas Past Frames are beautiful, elegant and provide a great value from each sheet of images! There are seven frames on each sheet, and you can make a card from each of them. If you feel the smaller frames aren't a size that you would feel comfortable making a card from, then use them for gift tags for those special boxes.
First start by building your card base, this one is just a touch bigger than the frame that is on it. It was cut from the Hero Arts Layering Paper in Kraft at 7" wide by 5 1/2" tall. It was then folded in half to make the card base. To make the card top just apply Tea Dye Distress ink to the edges of the frame and the image insert that is inside of the frame. Then adhere the frame to the card first and then adhere the image using 3-D foam adhesive.
When it has dried pinch the four sides in together and then carefully pinch into a point.
When you have it all gathered and pinched, staple with the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.
Then carefully open and flatten. Now it is ready to either embellish further or use on your project.
To finish up my doily I punched a couple of circles from some more of The Christmas Past collection from Graphic 45 and then spritzed some Butterscotch Adirondack Dimensional Pearls that had been mixed in a Mini-Mister with some water onto the gorgeous vintage style Melissa Frances Crepe Paper.
This is a fun and easy way to use doilies, and by just changing the color of the mist you can get many different looks that work for almost every crafting occasion.
Easy to make quite a few at once and a really great texture to add to those cards that were made from the frames, easy peasy! A great way to get a head start on those holiday greetings.