Good Morning my paper crafting friends. I’m still working on my Christmas cards so here is one I made using these two die sets from Elizabeth Craft Designs:
1226 – Garden Notes Small Poinsettia
919 – Candle
Cut the dies in the “small Poinsettia” to make 3 flowers. I cut the base pc. 3 times, and all the leaf pcs. 9 times from white cardstock and 4 times from green cardstock. Here is Susan Tierney Cockburn’s :Poinsettia Assembly Video I cut, shaped and assembled all 3 poinsettia on their base pc., to place into the end arrangement when I assembled the finished card.
Next cut two of the candle die from white cardstock but cut the “candle drip” pc. from white cardstock that has been adhered to Double Sided Adhesive. Remove the protective back from the drip pcs. and sprinkle 640 – Warm Diamond Microfine Glitter over the sticky side and polish in with your finger. Remember to apply the double sided adhesive to the right side of the cardstock and the die pc. blade down over the adhesive. Cut two flame pcs. from white cardstock and color with Copic Markers. Cut the pine 4 or 5 times from green cardstock.
I bought this Christmas cardstock pack yrs. ago from Joanne’s Craft Store and it’s probably no longer available, but any holiday paper/cardstock would be great. I loved this one because the ornaments all have subtle red glitter areas on them, which made this glitter drip from the candles really work or make sense.
The cardstock I chose for the base card is one from Elizabeth Craft Designs called Soft Finish Cardstock in “Dove Gray” because in the close up above, you can see it is pretty much an exact match to the gray in the designer paper, and, I love that is white on the other side which makes a blank slate for stamping a sentiment or anything on the inside. It is 12 x 12″ 100lb. paper which makes a great base card weight.
The finished card measures 5.5 x 7″ so create a base card by scoring either a 8.5 x 11″ at 5.5″ on the long side or as I did in this case, score a 12 x 12″ at 6″. Either way, fold over for a book fold card and trim to the finished size. Cut, from a holiday print cardstock, a mat that measures 5.25 x 6.75″ and adhere to the front of the base card.
Now with a nested oval set from Elizabeth Craft Designs: 1113 – Stitched Ovals take the second and the third largest die and tape them nested together.
As in the photo above place the taped together ovals on a pc. of the same cardstock used for the base and run through your die cutting machine. Now separate the ovals and using the smaller of the two, cut an oval from silver mirror cardstock.
Using Elizabeth Craft Designs 1467 – Words 3 – Happy Holidays cut two of each word from the same cardstock you choose for the base card and adhere the two layers together.
Now the fun. Assemble the card by first centering the oval frame you cut by using 2 dies and put the silver mirror stock oval inside the oval frame and place the candles as shown. Once you like where it is, then place the 3 poinsettias as shown. Glue everything down including the pine boughs, green leaves and the double layer sentiment. Here’s another quick look at the card:
Other Products Used:
Beacon’s Kids Choice Glue
Sizzix Big Shot Plus