If you love Stampin’ Up!’s Sleigh Ride Edgelits, you’ll love this idea for a different way to use them! Cardmakers and paper crafters have come up with striking designs using the Edgelits for handmade Christmas Cards that really stand out. You can see some samples in these posts: Sleigh Ride Bundle and Bendy Cards.
But have you considered using the Sleigh Ride Edgelits just for the curves? First I tried it on a flat card. Don’t the curves add some interesting dimension to the card, suggesting forested hills?
Once you’ve cut your card stock with the Sleigh Ride Edgelits, it’s really easy to cut off the trees or the houses with Paper Snips. Then use a sanding block or emery board to clean up the edges a bit. You can sponge the edges if you want to accentuate them even more. Adhering the layers with Dimensionals will also help.
This was just my first experiment. What I really had in mind was using the curves for the Bendy Card I posted earlier.
Here’s the version with straight edges:
It’s a lovely card, but the panels feel too square for my taste. Here’s what happened when I cut them with the Edgelits:
Doesn’t this make the card more graceful? You can learn how to make a Bendy Card in the videos I posted here: Bendy Cards. Since the free edge of each panel is shorter than the ones in the video, you’ll need to alter the measurements for the slots and tabs a bit.
Leave a comment and let me know what you think! Then try the technique in your craft room to see what you come up with!
For handmade Christmas Cards that stand out from the crowd, use the Sleigh Ride Edgelits in a different way!