Christmas can be a time of traditions -but what if you’re a non traditional type of person?
I recently went to our local Farmers store- those living in NZ and reading this will know what I’m talking about.
They were unpacking their Christmas decorations and I saw the most beautiful earthy tone decorations.
Boy, if I had the budget for it -I would totally revamp my tree decorations.
So, instead I’ve come up with an idea for an earthy-tone Christmas card.
This one is for all of you non-traditionalists out there!!
This card is really highlighting a stunning stand-alone die called Handcrafted Elements Dies in the current mini catalogue.
I love the Christmas decorations that you can make using this die.
So, what do you need if you’re wanting to create this card?
Card requirements for my Earthy-tone Christmas Card
- Very vanilla cardbase and a matte 1/8″ smaller
- Scraps of cardstock – I used Crumb Cake, Copper Clay and Pecan Pie
- Linen thread
- Distressed Tile 3D embossing folder
- Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots
- Black cardstock for the sentiment
- Copper embossing powder
I chose to use the debossed side of the embossed matte layer as it created an interesting background without competing for attention with the Christmas decorations.
The best idea is to mix and match the inners of the Christmas baubles -to create a variation of the earthy-tones.
You can of course keep them the same colour inside and out.
I adhered the middle decoration down with dimensionals -again to add interest.
Then I simply put the linen thread through the decorations -allowing the thread to follow its own direction.
Place the embellishments where you’d like them to go – add your sentiment at the bottom.
It’s pretty quick and easy to put together and I just love how these colours make a nice non traditional earthy-tone Christmas card.
After a more traditional Christmas card? Here’s a gorgeous card I made just the other day.