Adding Dimension to a Holiday Card

by Svitlana Shayevich

Hello everyone!

Svitlana is here. Today I want to share a holiday card of a pretty simple design which I elevated by adding some dimensional touches.

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To make the front panel of the card  I used the Basic Plaid 3D Embossing Folder with a light green cardstock.  Altenew embossing folders create such beautiful and prominent texture that they make half of a card already.  To highlight the plaid design after embossing with the folder I swiped an Embossing Ink along the panel texture, added Pure White Embossing Powder and heat set it.

To make the ornament I used the Lovely Ornament Die Set. Die-cutting the leafy textured layer three times out of a Solar White Cardstock and stacking them on top of a white die-cut.

The leafy branches that were left after the ornament die-cutting I colored by blending the Shadow Creek Dye Ink using the Ink Blending Tool and then adding shading using the Mountain Pine Dye Ink and Detailed Blending Brushes.

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I foam mounted the panel onto a white card base and then popped up the ornament on top. After that, I adhered the leafy branches onto the card as if they were tied to the ornament and added a hemp twine bow to it.

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To make the sentiment I white embossed a stamp set from the Lovely Ornaments Stamp Set onto a red cardstock strip and popped it up onto the card.

This card was quite quick and easy to make and it features a pretty simple design. But because there are several dimensional the card looks much more interesting, I believe.

Have a wonderful day!


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Cindy C. October 17, 2021 - 10:16 AM

Simply gorgeous!!

LauraJane October 17, 2021 - 11:17 AM

Such an elegant card Svitlana!

Karen Hale October 17, 2021 - 12:38 PM

Lovely, lovely holiday card! The white embossing over the 3D embossing folder really enhanced the background and made it stand out. Thanks for the great tip.

Margi Chesbro October 19, 2021 - 9:10 PM

Your white heat embossing over the dry embossing is so cool! Makes you the embossing boss! Thanks!

tara prince December 8, 2021 - 7:27 PM

so very pretty


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