Christmas cards in sets

Hello everyone! Hope you are having a great week so far! It’s TaeEun here today sharing 4 Christmas cards in two different designs.

I usually make a single card with a design. But this time I played around with different colors and placements and made two cards for eace design. So I have 4 more Christmas cards ready for this season :)!

The first set was created using Cozy Poinsettias.

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To create this card I white heat embossed Cozy Poinsettias image two times on a beige cardstock. I splattered opaque white paint on the panel and cut it using Double Stitched rectangle die slightly smaller than A2. I gold heat embossed Cozy Poinsettias  again on a Bristol smooth panel, watercolored it and cut it with the coordinating die. I foam mounted the beige panel on a white cardbase and popped up the poinsettia cluster on it. The sentiment is from Cozy Poinsettias as well. I stamped it in Noir and added some sequins from Glass Slippers round confetti.

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The second card in the same design like the first one is in blue and purple.

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This time I heat embossed Cozy Poinsettias in gold pearl embossing powder and colored the poinsettia cluster with Prismacolor colored pencils. I used a blue cardbase to match it to the image. The sentiment was white heat embossed. Some sequins from Gold Medallion were my finishing touch.

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Next two cards are in traditional colors, red and green :)! I created watercolor wash as backdrop for Brushed Merry in green and red and embellished the cards with Good Tidings Cluster and Christmas Mini Cluster sets.

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The watercolored background panel was cut with Double Stitched rectangle die and glued on a white cardbase. I stamped Brushed Merry in Noir on a separate white cardstock and cut it with my cutting machine. I heat embossed it in silver glitter embossing powder and clear heat embossed it again. The images from Good Tidings Cluster and Christmas Mini Cluster were white heat embossed on some watercolor paper , watercolored and cut using coordinating dies . The Brushed Merry was glued on the background panel and the poinsettia clusters were foam mounted onto the card. I scattered some mini clear sequins from Deck the Halls Couture Mix and added white Pico Embellisher on the berries to finish off the card.

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On my last card I white heat embossed Brushed Merry on the watercolor background panel. I drew a shadow line around the letters in red Spica glitter pen.

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I repeated the same process like the previous card. To finish of this version I added some sequins from Elf Stockings and Deck the Halls Couture Mix.

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That’s all from me today :)! Hope you enjoyed looking my Christmas cards.

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Festive and chic

Good morning! Emily here with you today with a pair of chic and festive ladies (and a gent!). The fashionable figures in the Born Classy and Haute Wedding Dress sets are SO much fun to color, and I’ve colored them and one of the gents from Plus One using two different techniques to create a pair of haute holiday cards! Let’s get started on the details!


For my first card, I wanted to create a stunning figure surrounded by swirling snowflakes and color. What’s more festive than red and gold? I started by heat embossing the lovely lady from Born Classy, holding a glass of champagne, using gold embossing powder. I watercolored her with my Zig markers, adding a liberal amount of Spectrum Noir sparkle pen to the draped portion of her dress. It kind of moved the color around, mottling my shading, but it made it look a little like tulle. At least, that’s what I’m telling myself. 🙂 I fussy cut the image instead of using the coordinating dies, because I had attached the champagne glass to her hand already.


For the background, I simply blended two different shades of red, Red Sangria and Valentine Red concentrating the darker shade in a swirling motion across the card, leaving some areas a little lighter to add some highlighting to the central figure on the front of the card. After I had finished ink blending, I added a bunch of snowflakes from Crystal Flurries and some dots from Holiday Confetti using Delicata Gold ink, taking care to follow the swirl I had created with my ink blending. I heat embossed some of the same snowflakes using gold glitter embossing powder, then used the same embossing powder to add my sentiment from Born Classy. I popped up the lovely lady in red in the center of the card using dimensional adhesive.

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For my next project, I wanted to showcase the beautiful gown from Haute Wedding Dress. It’s such a classic silhouette that I think it could be used for other occasions than just a wedding… in my mind’s eye, I saw it as a beautiful emerald ball gown, perfect for a holiday soiree, complete with a handsome date. I stamped the beautiful lady and her date with black ink onto kraft cardstock, then used my Prismacolor pencils to color them. I die cut both figures using the coordinating dies, then turned to the card base.


I needed a larger canvas than just a typical A2 in order to proportionally accommodate the dashing couple, so I cut a 5×7 white card base. I wanted something festive for the background, and thought the Brushed Merry and Holiday Confetti sets would easily accomplish that. I stamped the greeting from Brushed Merry and heat embossed it in silver, then stamped the confetti in the corners using Deep Sapphire ink. The couple was popped up with dimensional adhesive.


And there you have it! A pair of chic, festive holiday cards with multiple techniques on each card… not exactly the best for mass production, but pretty nonetheless. I hope you’ve enjoyed these projects and they jumpstart some ideas for your own holiday projects! Have a fantastic day, friends!

Alcohol ink background

Hello, everyone!

TaeEun is here today sharing two holiday cards with alcohol ink background. On the traditional red background I adorned my christmas cards with our gorgeous poinsettias and berries from Fresh Cut Poinsettias Outline stamp set!

I was playing and experimenting with alcohol inks and glossy papers :). For today’s cards I used two different glossy papers, Glossy Cardstock and Yupo paper. I’m quite new to Yupo paper and wanted to see how it reacts with alcohol inks. And the results show some differences between the two papers.

Here is my first card made with Glossy Cardstock.


To start off I made the background panel by dripping and blowing the alcohol ink droplets (Poppyfield, Watermelon, Valencia and Flamingo) on the glossy cardstock. I then added some splatters of blending solution. I set the panel aside for a few days, as the layered alcohol ink needs much more time to dry than usual. Meanwhile I stamped the poinsettia and berries from  Fresh Cut Poinsettias Outline stamp set using embossing ink on a piece of clear acetate sheet, heat embossed them in gold and cut them using coordinating dies. I filled the berries with some white Pico embellisher and let them dry. I chose a simple and small sentiment from the Mistletoe Kisses stamp set, as the background is so busy.  I gold heat embossed the sentiment on a scrap of black cardstock, fussy cut and glued it on a strip of gold glitter paper, which I made using our Adhesive glitter paper Gold. For some more glitter I adhered thin Gold glitter tape on the left and bottom edge of my card base, before I mounted the alcohol ink panel flat on it. I then assembled the poinsettia using clear foam tape and the sentiment using foam adhesive onto the card.


For my second card I used Yupo paper. The making procedure is quite the same as the first card. I took the bold Brushed Merry as my sentiment for this card. I stamped it several times in Noir dye ink using Misti tool. The gold heat embossed small christmas on the white banner is from Christmas Poinsettia Mini stamp set, which was a free gift during Fall release.


In my opinion alcohol ink moved more smoothly on the Glossy Cardstock by blowing than on Yupo but the reaction with blending solution was more dramatic on Yupo.

I hope you could pick some tips from my cards for your next projects today.

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