My theme is 'Green/Red/White Graphic Merry Christmas' since all three cards say Merry Christmas (in black) and are quite graphic. I've had this paper in my stash for a few years and thought this was the perfect challenge to put it to use. I think it's bright and cheerful, and just needs a few extra touches to make some very festive cards. I don't usually use pattern paper, but these cards were so quick and easy to make, I just might have to use it more often!
After covering the entire card base with my designer paper, I die cut 3 each of the words Merry & Christmas (PTI - Wet Paint holiday dies) and stacked them together to give them some dimension. Next, I cut 2 banners (PTI - Sketched Shapes) and mounted the words, giving them a coat of glossy accents. I mounted the banners with foam dots then tucked in some red bling for a bit of sparkle.
I think this is my favorite card of the three and the first one of the set I made. I fussy cut the connected diamond shapes then stamped and clear embossed the word Merry (Lawn Fawn - Clark's ABC's) and Christmas (PTI - Phrase Play #8). I popped up the patterned paper with foam dots and put Glossy accents on the red dots of the paper. After rounding the corners, I thought it needed something to balance it out. I would have loved to scatter a few clear sequins in the top part, but I don't have any, so I added the ribbon.
I guess another theme is foam dots since I used them on all three cards!
Thanks so much for looking!