Hi Roadies!! Lorena here with my first ever cheeky blog post! I have a “Naughty” and “Nice” Christmas card set to share with y’all today. Let me know which is your favorite in the comments! Let’s get started!
For both naughty and nice cards I started off with red and white card stock cut to 4.25″ x 5.5″. I put the Santa from the Happy Holla Days stamp set on a small stamping block and inked him up using black ink and stamped in the center of each panel. From there I continued to stamp the Santa in slightly offset vertical rows.
For the “Nice” card I stamped one of the snowflakes from the set using black ink and heat embossed another. For the embossing I prepped my card panel with anti-static powder and then stamped the snowflake using clear embossing ink. Next I coated it with white embossing powder and tapped off the excess and then heat set using my heat tool. I repeated the embossing process for the “Merry Christmas” sentiment on a piece of black card stock. Once the embossing cooled I cut my sentiment down and matted it onto silver glitter card stock for a bit of sparkle. I adhered it in the center of my card panel using foam squares. I decided not to add any bling to this card(shocker!!) since the background is so busy. I like the way the “Nice” card has a clean and simple look to it.
Now for the naughty card! I stamped the same two snowflakes in between the Santa using black and red ink. Next I stamped SLEIGH using red ink for more of a pop of color and to fill in the empty space. I stamped the Santa again and colored him in with my Spectrum Noir markers. I fussy cut him out right up to the stamped line, then went over the edges with a black marker for a finished look. Next I went to work on my sentiments.
I used the B*tch Please set from my stash and prepped some red card stock with anti-static powder and stamped my sentiments using clear embossing ink and coated it with white embossing powder. I tapped off the excess powder and heat set using my heat tool.
Once the embossing had cooled I fussy cut the big sentiment leaving a bit of a border around the letters. I blocked off the smaller sentiment and cut the end at an angle. I foam mounted the colored Santa in the center of the panel and added a strip of vellum towards the bottom half. The vellum adds some separation from the busy background and will be an anchor for my sentiments. I positioned the vellum and folded the edges back and secured with tape. I foam mounted my sentiments onto the vellum. I showered the sentiments and Santa’s shirt and hat using a liquid shimmer pen. I added glossy accents to Santa’s pipe and glasses. To finish it off this cared I sprinkled in a mix of flat back gems in Ant Max Red and Valerie Ice. Thanks for stopping by, Roadies! -Lorena