Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A Christmas Card


It's 6.5 weeks to Christmas. Have you started on your holiday cards yet? I don't usually start making them so early so early but I really wanted to play with LD's DB Christmas Trees Doddlebat font. So I made a quick card with it. Ahhh...."Doodlebat"! I just love that word because it means that I don't have to convert the image in Photoshop prior to tracing in MTC. I just had to add the font to MTC and work with the image as if it came from a graphic set. Easy peasy!

Using MTC, these are the layers that I came up with for one of the trees in the font.  The black shadow layer was made using the Shadow Layer tool in MTC.


I cut the sentiment (from the LD Seasons' Greetings set) out of adhesive-backed paper. This is because the letters are so fine and I thought it would be so much easier to adhere to the card if the back of the sentiment cutout was already sticky. 


I put all the cutouts together on a white card base and this is what I got:


The tree was adhered to the card with foam tape for added dimension. I also added rhinestones to the project for some bling-bling. The card base was embossed with a Cuttlebug folder and a Stampin' Up! ribbon was used  to finish off the card.

8 comments :

  1. Cute card Jin. Did you print the pattern on the trees or was it just patterned paper?

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  2. No, I haven't started yet !!! Don't make me feel stressed please !! LOL
    SO pretty your Christmas card - great job !

    Have a great Tuesday ;-)
    http://mariaelenaworld.blogspot.com/

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  3. Thank you, GaTechGal and Maria. :-)

    I used patterened paper for the trees. I'm taking a break from print-and-cut...my paper stacks missed me. :D

    Maria, no need to feel stressed. You still have plenty of time. I'll stress you when it's the first week of Dec and you're still not started. ;)

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  4. What CB folder is that? I don't think I have it. I love all the stuff you do, Jin. I wish I could have just a tiny bit of your talent!

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  5. Love this card, very classy! I'm going to have to check out those LD sets! Hard to believe but I was making Christmas cards in July! (I NEVER do anything ahead of time but I did some blog challenges which inspired me!). Thanks for more inspiration!

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  6. Thanks, jayma. That's such a sweet comment. I really appreciate it. :)

    I bought the folder last year from HSN. It came in a pack of six (http://www.hsn.com/cuttlebug-embossing-folder-set-winter-wonderland_p-6152305_xp.aspx) I don't know if it is available on its own.

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    Thanks cfine! I can't believe you actually made Christmas cards in July! I was out enjoying the sun. LOL!

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  7. Very pretty card!!! :) Great idea to use adhesive-backed paper (especially if you're making a ton of cards-so much easier)! And that Cuttlebug embossing folder is the best!

    Thanks for sharing,

    Jennifer

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