This easy to make Christmas bib overlay card gets lots of pop from an easy-to-use premade card base.
As I have mentioned a few times, I really like using the precut, pre-scored card bases from The Paper Cut. Even though today’s Christmas bib overlay card decoration is super simple, it overall has some extra impact thanks to the unique design. On this card I used Rubbernecker’s Deer Family, Evergreen Trees, Deckle Hills, Small Birds, Christmas Mini, Splatter Background, Wintry Friends and Nested Scallop Circles (retired). And then the card base was made using The Paper Cut’s Sour Apple and White Bib Card Overlay Kit. They have several different styles of these premade fun fold designs and personally, I prefer spending my time on the “fun stuff” than the measuring and fussy cutting and finicking folding. Take one out of the pack and you are good to go!
All my steps are below so take a peek and see how you can make this sweet card. And remember, ONLY the sentiment and the star on the tree are holiday specific; swap that out and you’ve got a perfectly appropriate card for just about any other winter occasion.
The Bib Overlay Card Base and Snow Layer
- Use the snowfall embossing folder to emboss the white layer from the card kit to create the falling snow background.
- Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the layer and attach it to the green card base.
- Use white cardstock to cut a Deckle Hill snow layer.
- Apply mounting tape to the back of the snow layer and attach it to the card base.
- Use white cardstock to cut a white scalloped circle.
- Stamp the sentiment on the white layer using Fern ink.
- Attach the sentiment circle to the card base using double stick tape.
- Cut a smaller scallop circle using red cardstock.
- Place the red circle back on the cutting platform and use the next size smaller die to cut the frame opening.
- Apply Connect glue to the back of the red frame and attach it to the sentiment layer.
Trees, Deer and Birds
- Cut the Evergreen trees using green cardstock.
- Use white pigment ink to stamp the Splatter Background on the trees and emboss with white embossing powder.
- Cut the fawn using white cardstock.
- Apply Antique Linen ink to the whole body using a mini applicator.
- Use Vintage Photo to add darker shading on the body and ears using a mini applicator.
- Heat dry the ink on the fawn and apply white spots using a white gel pen.
- Attach the trees and fawn to the card base using pieces of mounting tape.
- Use red cardstock to cut the Small Birds and attach them to the scene using small pieces of mounting tape.
- Finish by adding a yellow star to the top of the largest tree.
Here are the goodies from Rubbernecker that I used today. I included the other deer die set in case you wanted to see different sizes of these magical creatures.
The design for this Christmas bib overlay card is, again, pretty simple so you could easily swap out the fawn for a snowman, add a different creature, add more trees instead…. Whatever you see in your creative mind you can execute on this card!