This card is a take on the Autumn Door Card that I previously featured back in October...ish. This card is a great example of how you can take a look or product that you love and use it in different ways for different occasions. Personally, if I'm going to spend the money on a die (Spellbinders Edwardian Door) I want to get my money's worth and use it over and over without looking terribly repetitious.
Ok...now how did I do this card?
1. I cut my base card out of simple white cardstock and layered a green mat on top, followed by dry embossing my kraft cardstock with a brick pattern by Tim Holtz. After these were layered on, I got to work on my festive little door!
2. I used my Cuttlebug to die cut the door and layered a piece of vellum behind the door to give it the appearance of frosted glass. Lastly, I put a small white brad on the door to give the appearance of a door handle.
3. For the wreath, swag and ribbon accent, I used one of my favorite punches from Martha Stewart. This is an evergreen branch punch. I had to purchase mine online as I couldn't find one at any retailers in my area. After you have a bunch of these punched out, you will glue them end to end in a circle for the wreath and end to end in opposite directions for the swag and accent. Afterwards, apply red rhinestones and small red bows to both your swag and wreath.
4. To finish up, glue a bow to the front of your evergreen embellishment and adhere the door the the base of your card with dimensional dots.
So that's Christmas card #2! Tomorrow's card will feature a simple and fast design that can be done by experienced and beginners alike! So be sure to stop on by and check out what I have in the works for tomorrow.
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If you are working on your own handmade Christmas card creations; drop me a picture so that you can be featured in my Christmas card gallery! Until tomorrow...