While the fun is almost over, it’s not quite over yet! It’s Day 11 and we have invited special guest Jen Gallacher to join in the fun today with another gorgeous card! We also have quite the prize package today from our great friends at Pinkfresh Studio, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and BoBunny! Ready? Let’s go!
“Hi, Jen Gallacher here. Today I wanted to share one of my favorite card techniques with you: layering! I love the way layering makes a card seem more dimensional and more interesting. And layering on a Christmas card just makes it a bit more magical. Keep reading to learn more about how you can die cuts, embellishments, and fussy cut paper images onto one card to make a cohesive, beautiful card.
Here are some tips to trying this layering technique:
- Start with a base for your card. For this card, I fussy cut a 3×4 Journaling card from patterned paper. I fussy cut around each edge of the card and mounted it on other layers of paper and die cut shapes.
- Use die cut shapes. Use holiday manual or digital die cut shapes to add some texture to your card. On this card I used a stitched rectangle, a circle tag, the “shine” phrase, the wreath, and some pine boughs. This created the “scene” for my card.
- Continue the scene. For additional realism for my card, I fussy cut two presents from patterned paper. One is adhered to my card with pop dots to help add some dimension.
- Add some shine. Use enamel dots or other stickers to add some shine to your project. Here I used red enamel dots as “berries” on my wreath.
Here’s another look at this card. You can see by planning ahead of time the layers you want to include, you can a truly gorgeous holiday card.
Wishing all SCT readers a happy holiday!” ~ Jen Gallacher
Beautiful card Jen and it was so lovely to have you join us today during our special holiday event!
GIVEAWAY – Day 11!
Our first giveaway is from our friends at Pinkfresh Studio who are offering not one, not two but FIVE stamp AND die sets valued at over $135! Just look at those sweet stamps!
Next, from our sweet friends at Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L….
“Happy holidays from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L! Today you can win some favorites. We have an E-Z Runner® Grand and the Repositionable Dots and Ultra Strong Refills, along with both 3D Foam Squares in black and white, plus Adhesive Lines, a $50 value!”
Our third prize today is from BoBunny!
“Winter is the perfect time to get all bundled up to frolic and play in the outdoors. Whether your photos include building a snowman, having an impromptu snowball fight or just sitting on the inside of frost-tinged windows enjoying the vision of white winter wonders outside. You are going to love the frosty fun of this collection. Wishing all the SCT readers Happy Holidays!” ~ BoBunny
To enter each day’s giveaways:
Outstanding giveaways right? For an opportunity to win today’s offering, leave a comment below by midnight on December 22nd EST. All winners will be announced on December 23rd at noon EST.
We have loved hearing about your favourite holiday memory and your favourite foods too! But now we would love to hear what you are most excited about this holiday season! We love getting to know you better so hope you’ll share what you’re looking forward too. Maybe it’s just a break from the every day and a few days of family, friends, and food. Or maybe you’re heading away on vacation. We would love to hear!
As we have asked the previous 10 days, we ask once again that you take a moment to visit today’s sponsors on their Facebook pages to thank them for their generous prizes. Our SCT readers are always so wonderful at saying “thank you” and it’s because of that appreciation our partners love to share with you here throughout the year! Let’s show them how much we are loving these 12 Days of giveaways! If you don’t already “like” them, you may just want to!
Pinkfresh Studio on Facebook
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L on Facebook
BoBunny on Facebook
Please continue to spread the holiday spirit by inviting your friends to share in our celebration! The more the merrier! And if you’re just joining us for the first time, be sure to start with our Day 1 post HERE.