Sunday Sketch

It seems like Christmas already at our house. We're getting ready to add all of our holiday items into the shop on Monday, so the craft room looks like we've already opened gifts!

Today's sketch will hopefully share that feeling with you a little - if you're ready for a little Christmas spirit.

For this design, you'll be cutting out a shape from card stock to reveal the pattern behind it. It can be any shape for any season, as long as it's large enough to fill most of the space on the front of the card.

You can either us a die cut machine or go old school and cut out a shape from a stencil. Either way, you'll be able to use this idea for just about any event or holiday.

The sentiment is then centered on the bottom of the card over a piece of coordinating  ribbon.

For my card, I started with a background of aged stripes. Then I cut the green card stock to fit completely over the card. (It's really important to do this first so your cut-out image is centered.)

I chose a large Christmas tree stencil that I've never used before. It's one of my new favorites, as it's a great size and shape.

Before adhering it to the card itself, I wrapped it with gold, wired ribbon across the bottom. This keeps the ends hidden once it's put together.

Then I added a vellum sticker phrase, raised on 3D adhesive for some added dimension, and decorated the branches with a variety of gems.

This card, along with many other paper crafts and wood gifts, can be found in our Etsy shop. Come visit today for lots of great ideas and a special gift or two.


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