Poppystamps: Warm Christmas Wishes Gift Cards

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Morning, friends!  I'm up again on the Poppystamps blog today with a quartet of gift-card-wielding, Christmas cards for some of my nieces and nephews.  This is the first year I've turned to gift cards for the little ones, but I never know what to get them, especially being as we never get to see them and don't even know what they have or like.  Matter of fact, I haven't even yet met three of the four of them from my hubby's side of the family.  Then, in the past, when we haven't heard if the gifts were even liked or appreciated, well, it just makes it easier to send gift cards and let them pick out exactly what they want themselves.  At least, then, I'll be assured our precious dollars weren't wasted.  Plus, Poppystamps' Tucked Corner Tag die sure makes the delivery of gift cards ever so fun!
They're all pretty much made the same, so I'll just take you through the making of one.
I started by watercoloring and splatting a piece of watercolor paper in shades of aqua, turquoise, and green.  I then speckled it with Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.  Once that was dry, I used the Winter Snowflakes stencil to add a little texture with modeling paste.  While that was drying, I stamped a strip of vellum, in Jet Black ink, with the "WARM CHRISTMAS WISHES" sentiment and anchored it, as well as the watercolored piece itself, to the white, cardstock, card face, with silver-threaded, straight, machine stitches.  Before sealing up the far left edge of the vellum strip with more silver-threaded, straight, machine stitching, I tucked a handful of Sparkling Clear and silver star sequins in behind it.
Our Tucked Corner Tag was then die-cut from white, glitter cardstock; punched with a simple hole in its top; laced with a length of Baker's Twine, tied in a bow; popped off the surface of the card face with foam tape; and embellished with a textured Garden Green cardstock,  Holly Leaf Branch die cut.  Its center, too, was filled in with a Barnes and Noble gift card.
Finally, I stamped the little fox on watercolor paper; watercolored her; die-cut her out; dressed her up with a little stamped, die-cut, and watercolored scarf; and popped her up, with foam tape, in the bottom left corner of the tag.
The fox was then swapped out for the deer, otter, and cat, each individually dressed for winter, respectively.  While it's not showing up super good in these photos, they were also detailed with Clear Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents.
With Christmas being just two days away, I know you all will understand my signing off a little early for the holiday weekend.  Thanks so much for humbling me with a visit, and have a truly blessed Christmas, friends!  Hugs!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Christmas Greetings, Purrfect Holidays, & Christmas Friends (Poppystamps) Paper: textured Garden Green (SU!); white & glitter (Recollections); watercolor (Master's Touch); vellum (Paper Studio) Ink: Jet Black (Ranger) Other: silver thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); watercolors (Kuretake); Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt); modeling paste (Liquitex); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); Sparkling Clear sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); silver star sequins (Hobby Lobby); Clear Wink of Stella (Zig); Glossy Accents (Ranger); Baker's Twine (Clean Country Paper Supplies); Big Shot (Sizzix); Purrfect Holidays, Christmas Friends, Tucked Corner Tags, & Holly Leaf Branch craft dies (Poppystamps); Winter Snowflakes stencil (Memory Box)


Lynn said...

Merry Christmas Jinny! Love the adorable cards for your nieces/nephews!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are sooooooo clever! I loveeeeeeeeeee them! LOVING those little animals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SewPaperPaint said...

What a great idea! The GC goes so beautifully with your design. Love this. Merry Christmas, Autumn

Maria said...

Gorgeous sweet cards holding the gift cards, Jinny...love them!! Merry Christmas to you and family!!

Lisa Elton said...

Saw these on the Poppy Stamps blog Jinny, so CUTE!!