I know this may seem a bit odd, but I absolutely love creating Christmas cards starting in July. This is a great time to get a head start on your holiday cards and even getting them addressed and ready for postage.
Today I'm going to show you one of the cards I created for Christmas using Helmar Adhesives.
Beginning with my first layer, I start by applying mediums such as molding paste using a stencil, inks, mist and stamping. Although I'm using pattern paper, I really like adding more contrast and dimension to my projects.
Next I'll adhere the top layer to the card base and continue to build my layers.
After adhering a layer of mixed patterned papers, my next layer is stacked with dimension by using Zapdots.
I also use Helmar Craft Glue to adhere lace, which gives me ample time for placement adjusting.
Now for a tip: Because this mini frame will be placed in a spot between a flat surface and one that has dimension, I used both adhesives to achieve proper placement. I don't let any of my Zapdot pad go to waste...I cut a narrow portion of the Zapdot pad and adhere it to one side of the mini frame. On the opposite side of the mini frame I used Craft glue.
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and have been inspired to begin on your holiday greetings.