Die Cut Christmas Cards {DIY Backgrounds}

I had so much fun creating these cards!  More importantly, I could not wait to share them with you!  It’s been so long since I was able to share something CTMH and stamping related!  Not that I haven’t been creating, I seem to have been sucked into a world of germs and every spare moment I’ve been trying to rest up.  Christmas is coming whether I’m ready or not, though, so I’ve got a few cards to share over the next couple weeks!!

For these cards, I used me Gypsy to create a simple design for the front:  a simple rectangle and shapes from the Artiste cartridge

Diecut Fronts

To create my own backgrounds to place behind the cuts, I used a stamp from Universal Backgrounds and CTMH cardstock.  I chose to use Cashmere Ink on Cranberry and Sweet Leaf cardstock.

Stamped Backgrounds

I trimmed the pieces of my new background paper to fit in the spaces I needed and adhered them to the card front.  Here’s a look at the strips of paper I cut before they were trimmed down:

Diecut Ornaments with Background

Cut Out Ornaments

I wanted a little more dimension for these star cards so I used Creme Brulee for the musical notes and the same colour to shade the edges of the star (what would be shown on the inside of the cut out) using a sponge dauber.

Star diecut

Cut Out Stars

I love the effects of the recessed images on the cards!  So crisp!
Thanks for stopping by!

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