Sunday, October 28, 2012

Layered Cricut Christmas Card

For this Christmas card featuring kraft paper (my new fave!) I cut two card options of a Christmas tree image from Joys of the Season Cricut cartridge, both at 5 1/2".  One of the papers was a red dot printed kraft paper and the other a green solid.  I cut the tree only out of the green solid.  By the way, when you cut cleanly and smoothly you are then left with a window card you can use for another project.  I then layered the green tree on top of the centered tree in the window of the kraft card and glued it down.  I added 1/4" punched kraft dots to the tree for "ornaments" which I then colored with Smooch paint.  I cut two primitive stars from another Cricut cartridge at 1 1/4" each and added one to the top of the tree on the front of the card and painted it with Smooch.  I then opened the card and attached the other star to the backside of the star on the front.  This gives a finished look to the inside of the card.  The sentiment is from a Hobby Lobby specialty clear stamp set, stamped and then colored with Smooch.  The layered labels are also from the Joys of the Season cartridge, cut consecutively in 1/4" increments.
     I like the primitive look the kraft paper gives this design.  The shine of the Smooch lends an unexpected touch of elegance to a rather simple presentation.  That's me--ordinary with a bit of sparkle!

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