Recently one night I felt like making some simple Christmas cards for Operation Write Home. One way to make a simple & quick card look elegant is to use shiny papers or embossing. I pulled out an old K & Company holiday paper pad and found this pretty gold embossed paper. Perfect for an elegant holiday card.
I also found some 8.5 x 11 pearl sheen cardstock in cream with a matte white backside in my stash. Perfect for the base of these cards because OWH prefers A-2 cards!
I also made some with blue paper. Stampin' UP!'s Lovely as a Tree is a classic set and I decided to use the pine tree from it. Again, trying to keep it simple I stamped the tree in Versafine Olympic Green ink and colored the trunk with a brown marker. After edging the image in chalk ink I matted it and added it to the cards.
A holiday sentiment is stamped on the inside of each card.
- Stamps: Stampin' UP! - Lovely as a Tree
- Ink: Versafine - Olympia Green, Color Box - Chestnut Roan chalk ink
- Paper: Neenah - Natural Ivory, K & Company 12x12, pearl cream cardstock
- Other: brown marker