Its never too early for Holiday Cards!

by yana.smakula

Even though it is still just end of Summer I am all itching to start creating Holiday projects and if you've visited my blog, Yana Smakula, over the pas few weeks you might have noticed I already have!

Its never too early for Holiday Cards!

Today I'd like to share a Christmas card created following my “Perfect Carmaking Formula” – a beautiful gold die cut in the middle, complimented with flowers and leaves and of course a great sentiment.

To create this card I used Spicy Yogurt cardstock for my card base and adhered a Ringstone Medallion in gold in the center somewhat closer to the top.

Its never too early for Holiday Cards!

Poinsettia is a beautiful Winter Flower and made the focal point of my project. I stamped it along with a few leaves using Permanent Black Ink and colored using watercolors. I opted for a rather messy and loose watercolor look.

My flower is dimensional and consist of two layers, the top layer is foam mounted over the base one for a pop of dimension.

Its never too early for Holiday Cards!

I cut all of my images out using scissor and I cut them right up to the edge without any white border. For a bit of shine I used Mice spray and generously spritzed my images.

My cluster was adhered on the the gold medallion and I also stamped a few pine needles using Dark Chocolate ink; same color was used to stamp the sentiment.

Its never too early for Holiday Cards!

The stamp sets I used for this project are Poinsettia & Pine and also Sketchy Landmarks.

Have you started on your Holiday projects yet? Share below!

Yana Smakula

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Kari D August 23, 2016 - 09:04

So pretty! Love the layers and the shimmer! So many details and all so beautifully executed! Do I hear Christmas carols in the distance? Thanks for the great inspiration!

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yana.smakula August 23, 2016 - 14:07

thank you, Kari! I could make Christmas cards all year round! If only I needed that many :)

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Donna W August 23, 2016 - 10:44

Beautiful card. I also start on Christmas cards early. I started in July so I have mine done.
But I may have to make more after seeing your card. Gives me more inspiration. TFS

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yana.smakula August 23, 2016 - 14:07

that’s a smart move, Donna! Saves a lot of frustration during Holiday season. Thank you!

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Vicki F August 23, 2016 - 11:56

Beautiful! I’m getting ready to start making my Christmas cards too *Ü*

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yana.smakula August 23, 2016 - 14:08

thank you, Vicki!

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Celeste Goff August 23, 2016 - 14:59

Sheer gorgeousness! !!

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Anne Sturgeon August 23, 2016 - 15:48

So lovely Yamaha. I don’t think it is ever too early for Christmas cards. You never can have enough.

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Barbara Ghigliotty August 23, 2016 - 20:59

Gasp! Absolutely GORGEOUS card, Yana!!!

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FeM August 23, 2016 - 21:34

Your card is gorgeous. I may just have to attempt this.

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Shirley D August 24, 2016 - 08:05

Just watched Perfect Cardmaking Formula video (love it) and can see how you obtained your card design for this beautiful gorgeous card!

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salem September 28, 2016 - 11:06

fab cards. i start early too. give extras to charity

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