I love a simple card as much as the next person, but sometimes you just want a card that is filled with colour and texture and height! The Together for Christmas collection made it so easy to coordinate all the supplies and create these fun, chunky cards.
To create these cards, I started with the Together for Christmas card bases. Such an easy way to start a card, knowing that it is going to coordinate perfectly with the collection! Then I used a more neutral green cardstock from the Project Pad, trimmed it slightly smaller than the card base, and before adding it, I created some texture by running it through the EK Success Paper Crimper but instead of putting it straight through, I sent it through on a slight angle to add a bit more interest to the card.
Next I grabbed three cut files from Paige Evans (this one, this one and this one) and scaled them to fit on the front of my cards. I cut them from white cardstock and backed them with red glitter paper from the Project Pad to add sparkle and another fun texture.
Then I started layering! I started by die cutting a large scalloped circle as a base. Then I added a crepe paper rosette. Then another scalloped circle. Each of these elements I added with hot glue, which is quick and fast drying, but also has the advantage of adding some height and dimension to each layer.
Before I added my cut file piece, I first attached baker’s twine through the top. Instead of leaving the twine dangling, I glued it behind the crimped paper. This gives the illusion that it is hanging, even though it is totally secure.
For my last layer, I added lots of stickers, both puffy and cardstock, for even more layers of texture. But the best part is using the dimensional stickers, they already have foam and dimension and make it even easier to add the height I was after! Tucking the stickers into and under some of the other layers helps to emphasize the height even more. I created sentiments for the cards by stacking tiny word stickers from the sticker sheet.
I just adore how these special cards turned out and can’t wait to send them away! They are so thick and chunky that I think giving them in person might be the best idea, I’m not sure they’ll fit in an envelope!