Hello crafty friends! I am back today with two more ways to embellish commercial greeting cards (links below). You can view the first post with more ideas here: https://greetingstar.org/2021/09/30/dayspring-christmas-card-embellishing/.
- The first way is an old school way of dry embossing using a stencil and embossing stylus with a light board. There are two things I love about this technique: you can pick and choose which image(s) you want instead of using the entire stencil and you can put them anywhere on your project! This technique can be used on any project, not just commercial greeting cards.
- The second way to embellish is adding an image or element from a die cut to the front of the card. Of course, you can add it to the inside of the card as well. If you are not a fan of altering the front of a commercial greeting card, then jazzing up the inside might be the thing for you :0) Now, you don’t have to use an entire die cut, you can cut out the part of the die cut that you want to use, which is what I’ve done here. I cut out the stable with Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus and left the rest of the die cut for another project.
- I used my alcohol ink markers from Spectrum Noir to add some matching color to the die cut as well as the Wink of Stella glitter brush marker to add some sparkle and shine…after all Jesus is the light of the world!
The cards I’m using today are the In a Moment…Everything Changed J1479 Christmas cards from DaySpring.com. They are lovely and the folded card size measures 5 1/16″ x 7 3/4″. The message on the inside reads:
He made each star and galaxy.
His birth fulfilled each prophecy.
His power made the blind to see.
His sacrifice set people free.
His resurrection proved to be the turning point of history.
The link for them is below the video. Enjoy!
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Light Board *
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Spectrum Noir Alcohol Marker TB4
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