Velum is the reason for the season this year. It’s soft elegant presence makes a major impact when used as a card base. Gold and green complete the Christmas vibe. This card may look complicated but actually comes together very fast because you are using the die cuts to do all the work.


Christmas Classic Bundle
Half sheet Velum card stock
Quarter sheet of Basic White card stock
Quarter sheet Shaded Spruce card stock
12cm x 12cm (4-1/2″ X 4-1/2″) Joyful Designer Series Paper
Versa Mark Ink
Gold Embossing Powder
Heat Gun
Loose Holly Gems & Sequins
Glue Dots
Multi Purpose liquid glue


Score your velum card stock at 10.5cm (4-1/4″) and fold in half to make your card base.

Using the gold & white paper from Joyful Designer Series Paper, die cut one square holly frame.

With the same die, cut a frame from the Shaded Spruce card stock. Trim the foliage off as shown in the picture. Save the center for another project.

From the white card stock cut a square 6.2cm x 6.2cm (2-7/16″ x 2-7/16″). This will be used on the inside of the card to cover the back of the greeting.

On a piece of the remaining white card stock. Stamp the Merry Christmas & dotted line greeting with Versa Mark Ink. Coat with the Gold embossing powder and heat.

With the plain square die, cut out the greeting. Use dimentionals to adhere it to the center of the gold & white die cut. Be sure to place the dimentionals slightly towards the center as you will need room to tuck the Shaded Spruce foliage strips under the edges. Liquid glue works best to adhere these as you have a few moments of “slip” to help position the foliage. I tried to place the foliage so that it did not line up with gold foliage of the background die cut.

Using the multi purpose liquid glue affix the the gold die cut and its layers to the front of the velum card.

Allow the glue a few minutes to dry. Then glue the plain white square to the inside of the card to cover the messy glue trails from attaching the front piece.

I placed a pair of holy leaves and one of the holly gems in the corner of the greeting layer for an added bit of sparkle. The best way to get these these sequins to stick is to use the glue dots.

I left the inside blank and will write a short greeting and sign it in the center using permanent ink. A Sharpie or any alcohol maker (Stampin Blends especially) work well on velum. Most regular ink pens will smear. If you don’t wish to use an alcohol marker you can always make the “standard liner” with a plain white piece of card stock cut to 10cm x 14.2cm (4″ x 5-1/2″). It will not have the same impact as the completely sheer card but will still be nice. But be sure to remember that you will still have to keep your written note to the center.

Thank you reading today! I hope you give this card a try. If you do, please post a picture here or on social media, tag me @loriothen

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