Hi there. Fall has arrived and it’s time to start cranking out some holiday cards! Today’s video shares how to add a fun snowfall background to your card. Oh – and I also show how I fixed a few mistakes along the way.
To create this happy card, I masked off three sides of a top folding note card and applied dots of Matte Multi Medium right along the edge of the mask working my way down the card to create a snowfall scene. While the adhesive was still wet, I shook on some Prills. Prills are a new-to-me and they are similar to microbeads. There are a variety of sizes in each jar and come in many different color combinations. I used the pearl color on this card.
I then added a fussy-cut, Copic-colored elf from the adorable My Favorite Things Santa’s Elves stamp set. I replaced the present image with a heart that I die cut out of white cardstock and colored with a matching Copic marker. After adhering the elf under the snowfall, I added a strip of pearl cardstock and heat embossed a coordinating sentiment. I did this to cover up a heat embossed sentiment that I didn’t like.
Confession: I do this a lot. I change gears. I mess up. And that’s okay! That is part of the fun of cardmaking. In the end, adding a small strip of cardstock saved the day. (Insert happy dance here!)
I also want to mention that my card was heavily inspired by a card created by my friend to Cristina Kowalczyk. Thanks for letting me share this technique, Cristina! (By the way, be sure to check out her awesome book HERE.)
NEW MY FAVORITE THINGS
My Favorite Things released a lot of great product today! You can see it all HERE. There are some great ones in there, including glitter cardstocks and more.
Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Amazon (AZ), My Favorite Things (MFT), etc.