Monday, December 12, 2011

Make a Large Christmas Card with a LOT of Bling

Most handmade cards are made by using 1/2 sheet of 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock.  This makes the card end up measuring 4-1/4" x 5-1/2".  (Like the size of an invitation.)

One of my clients requested bigger cards this year.  Hmmmm....that is a challenge!  I'm just so used to making standard-sized cards that it is difficult for me to "think bigger."

What I decided to do was to use a smaller card and just add some additional background elements to make the card bigger

I used an entire sheet of cardstock for the card, so the final card measures 5-1/2" x 8-1/2".  Yes, it is a lot of paper, but I like the results!

For the bling, I used glittery cardstock, which meant no messing around with glue and glitter.

A nice little touch of bling at the top of the card to pull it all together and balance the colors:

Coming up on Tuesday:  supply list.  There are tons of supplies for this card, but don't let that scare you!  Promise?

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