When making Christmas Cards, I like to have a simple, elegant design that is fun, but basically foolproof so I can make lots of them and not have to fuss too much. Metallic cards and envelopes make that easy. They add a soft shimmer so even a single basic image gleams with elegance. Here are a couple of examples.
In the first card, I stamped Pine Tree with embossing ink onto silver card stock. Then I embossed the image, sprinkling dark green and white embossing powders over the image to make the tree look like it has newly fallen snow on the branches. Lastly I dabbed on a few dots of glue, and added metallic foil stars to twinkle on the tree. And that’s it! I attached it to dark green card stock to frame the image and pick up the color of the embossed tree.
The next card is extremely simple. Stamp Stockings Hung with Care in red pigment ink on silver card stock. Attach the silver card to red card stock to frame and pick up the color of the image.
Lastly, if you can find them, metallic envelopes are a lovely final touch. Embellish them with smaller images stamped on the front and back. Here I’ve used Christmas Stocking next to the recipient’s address:
And on the back I’ve stamped Santa by Fireplace on the flap. If you can’t find metallic envelopes, I’d suggest picking one in a shade that matches or complements your card. Then you could stamp Santa by Fireplace on a round foil sticker, and seal the envelope with it.