Thursday, September 17, 2015

Juniper Berry Holiday Cards

With the new look of the Basic Grey Collections, you will find a very specifically
 themed design on one side of their patterned papers and a more basic, 
everyday pattern on the back, which is especially great for cardmaking!

 For the first card, “Winter Wishes”, I used the pretty sentiment sticker as the inspiration. 
 Next, I matched up all of the “side B” papers from the Juniper Berry collection and 
pulled aside the ones that fit the color scheme of tan, green and black.

 I matted the sentiment sticker with a speech bubble sticker and then die-cut an
 oval mat for the bottom layer.  Wanting to incorporate a bit more of the tan color,
 I attached the die-cut frame to the bottom right before adding the die cut trees and veneer owl.



 After layering the patterned paper pieces together, I outlined the edge of the tree
 paper with black/white twine from the Embellishment Pack.

 For the “Merry Christmas” card, I was drawn to the “quilted star” look of the
 “Rooftop Paper”.  I cut out a repeating hexagon design and then highlighted the
 top of the shape by cutting out two star patterns from the same paper and attaching 
with foam adhesive.


The die-cut reindeer was just perfect embellishment for such a card! 
 I even added a small red pom pom for the nose. Before adding the sentiment, 
I added a border of gold striped washi tape to the top and bottom edge of the piece.



The rest of the design was kept simple with a couple of vellum snowflakes
 (that I attached with glue dots) and green sequins from the Embellishment Pack.

I’m in love with the very masculine look of the two cards; I hadn’t planned on it going
 in that direction!  But after looking back through the “Juniper Berry” collection,
 I can see so many beautiful and feminine cards that can be created as well! 
 Have fun trying to use only the B sided papers and you will be amazed
 at how the embellishments and accents really POP!

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1 comments:

  1. Such amazing and cleverly cool Christmas/Holiday cards!!! You used the details and embellishments of this collection in wonderful ways and what a cool Country-ish, Christmas in the woods type feel these cards have to them!!! Awesome!!!

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