20 July 2020

Silver & Gold Christmas Card

Silver & Gold Christmas Trees

I love the holidays, and they would not be the same without our family gathering to watch some of our favorite holiday movies. Each year, as I wrap Christmas presents, I look forward to watching Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Of course, it always reminds me of the song Silver and Gold. Even as I write this, I can hear the tune playing through my mind. Therefore, it is no surprise that this holiday classic inspires today's cards! 

I decided to do two identical cards this week; one silver and one gold. These elegant cards are super easy and fast to make. All you need is some cardstock, Versamark, a stencil, embossing powder, and a heat gun. To complete the look, I do recommend some sheer organza ribbon.

Gold Christmas Tree

Let's get started! 

Apply your embossing buddy to 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" cardstock, carefully align your stencil, and tape it down.  Press your Versamark stamp pad into the design, but be careful not to twist it. You do not want the ink to get underneath the stencil. Next, gingerly separate the stencil from the cardstock. Sprinkle your embossing powder over the image, shake off the excess, use a small paintbrush to remove any stray embossing dust, and then set the design with a heat gun. If needed, place a heavy item on top of the cardstock until flattened. I usually stick mine underneath my work mat. 

Gold Embossed Sentiment

You will need to cut a 10" x 7" piece of cardstock, scored at 5". On the inside of the card, you can either stamp a sentiment with regular ink or once again choose to emboss. 

The final step is to cut the gold and silver mat at 4 3/4" x 6 3/4". Layer all the pieces together and tape them down. If you are using ribbon, be sure to tie it around the top two layers before taping the foil mat to the card.

Here is an alternative option: Want to make this project even faster? Substitute a stamp to use instead of a stencil! 

Whether you are a novice or an expert cardmaker, I think you will be pleased with this simple design, especially when you have a long mailing list and need to make several. 

Thank you for joining me today!  

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