Every year I love to hand make Christmas cards, some I make quick and easy and some I spend more time on, it really depends on who I am giving them to knowing if they will keep them or not. My mother and mother in Law always keep the cards, tags, and such that I make so I love giving them my special ones.
Here to went with a monotone color scheme, green. I then added in colors of beige, gold, and grey to match with the papers I was using. I wanted to give lots of texture, so I added in the wonder burlap tag by Canvas Corps in my layers, plus some corrugated paper from Fancy Pants in grey. I then added in lots of layers of patterned paper from Basic Gery (25th and Pine) for even more depth and dimension.
I wanted to add something more behind that back drop of the "Merry" word from Heidi Swapp, but more have it ass bulk - enter in stamps!! I stamped the wonderful flag banner stamp from the "Create you Day" collection from Susan K. Weckesser stamped in gold by Ranger. It added that perfect pop and texture needed!!
To round it all off I added some leaves, flowers, and a die cut ornament by Basic Grey, Prima, and Maya Road to finish the card. It does add bulk and dimension, but standing up on a mantle or a table with other Christmas cards this sure does stand out!