Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Christmas Card (already?)

Hi there. Do you celebrate Christmas in July? I do. Mainly because I'm originally from Brazil and it is summer there during Christmas time. It is amazing how even the humidity at this time of the year reminds me of Christmas in my country. That's why I pick July to post a preview of my Christmas cards. I'll try  - the key word IS try - to post one for each day of the month. Here is the first one.

Supplies needed for this card
Paper: White, patterned blue, and glittered white cardstock, transparent velum
Tools: Cutting/ embossing machine, stitched landscape die (Lawn Fawn - Simon Says Stamp), sentiment die (Merry - memory box dies), snowflakes punch border (Martha Stewart), 3D foam adhesive, scoring board, scoring tool, craft knife and mat.
Stamp: Pine tree (Stampabilities)
Ink: Ever green
Embellishments: snowman sticker, pearls

1. Wet your stamp one time, and stamp twice before wetting the stamp again. That will give the look of trees in the front and back. Use the stamp in different hights too. 
 2. Glue the velum on top of the first "snow mount", then, using 3D foam adhesive, place the second "snow mount"on the velum.

Christmas is an amazing time because it is when we celebrate the fact that the Son of God humbled himself to be born as a man. All because He loves us THAT much! Celebrate Christmas in December, July, daily. Celebrate the Lord Jesus Christ and thank him every day for what he has done for us. 

God bless you
VanĂ­as Reed