All of my cards today were made from the "Christmas Thyme" digital files. I printed out the images in the sizes I wanted and then constructed the cards you see below. I love digital files because their size can be adapted so easily. And it's nice to not have to store the rubber in an already-out-of-control craft space! Also, I used cardstock leftover from the "Literature" kit for the cards. Ya gotta love all the incredible stuff that comes in those boxes!
!The card above features the pinecone image from the digital files and a whole lot of Wink of Stella!
I edged the pinecones with gold Wink of Stella and slathered clear Wink of Stella over the colored images. I paired the images with the brown and gold-print side of cardstock from the "Literature" kit after adding some glittery washi tape I had in my stash. I love the simplicity of the card, even though there's a whole lot going on.
I don't actually celebrate Christmas any more (long story), but I always send out an end-of-the-year card with an update of my oh-so exciting life. Usually the card has a winter theme. The front of the house digi works great for this!
I added white embossing paste "snow" to the ground and the roof and added glitter while the paste was still wet. The red berries are tiny brads!
Because the embossing paste made the card heavy, I turned the card into a "box" that will lay flat for mailing. To do this, I first traced and cut out the image of the house on a blank piece of cardstock to be the back of the card. Then I cut and creased two 1 1/2" x 4" strips and added them to the back of the colored image with double-sided adhesive. I then did the same to the blank cut-out and leveled out the card by trimming the bottom.
There's room for a short message on the back of the card.
My last card (above) uses one of the sentiments from the files. I printed out the sentiment, fussy cut the image, added some of the red cardstock from the "Literature" kit and fussy-cut again. I, again, added a whole shakalaka of clear Wink of Stella over the image (which is why it photographed so gray), and finished by covering the image with a thick layer of "Crystal Effects."