For my final foray into embellishing commercial greeting cards, I decided to purchase these Christmas cards from Dayspring. DaySpring Christmas Shop Now Open! Free Shipping on U.S. Orders with Code CHRISTMAS through 10/11.
My idea to embellish this card stems from my desire to draw attention to the focal image on the card. It occurred to me to frame the baby Jesus. I tried lots of ways to do this (which you can see in my YouTube video below): die cutting the image out and popping it up with dimensional adhesive with a background of gold shimmer paper or mesh ribbon, using gold photo corners, and nesting square dies to create a square frame of gold shimmer paper.
Of course, I also wanted to add some sparkle and bling so I used my gold and silver Unibal gel pens to trace some of the light rays emanating from Jesus and added some dots to the word adore. In addition, I placed some clear gems above the light rays on one card, some Crystal Nuvo drops on another, and some pearls on a third. I hope you enjoy the video above.
Here is a link to the supplies I used on these cards. They are my affiliate links, which are free to you and will earn me a small percentage of anything you purchase using them. Thank you for your support.
Dayspring Christmas Card Little Inspirations – O Come Let Us Adore Him – 16 Christmas Boxed Cards, KJV: https://shrsl.com/36qtz
Foam Adhesive Roll: https://shrsl.com/36kig
Tombow Mono Liquid Adhesive: https://amzn.to/37DhjRI
Spellbinders Nestabilities Square Dies: https://amzn.to/2IrBGUS
Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 661597, Holiday Greens, Mini by Tim Holtz https://amzn.to/2DoY26p
Self adhesive clear gems in various sizes: https://amzn.to/2StLqpO
Unibal Signo Gel Pens in Silver, Gold, and White: https://amzn.to/367m59I
Zig Clean Color Brush Pens:
EK Success Craft Tweezers (reverse): https://amzn.to/3tFzPBS
Rhinestone Picker/aka Crystal Katana: https://amzn.to/3i8CIqY
Westcott Sewing Titanium Bonded Fine Cut Scissors, 2.5″: https://amzn.to/3cQ1hqw
Nuvo Drops in Bright Gold: https://amzn.to/3y5lGjg
Gold Classic Photo Corner Stickers by The Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby