Here's a pink and green Christmas card made with stamps from the Christmas Cheer Collection and lots of glitter. My friends will tell you I'm not a "glitter girl", but I'm learning! I really like the PK Glitz embossing glitter - it makes it easy to use glitter in just the right places. And, of course, the SPICA pens give you the ability to add just a touch of sparkle just where you want it.
As always, the Heartfelt Creations blog has more creative inspiration for you - be sure to check out the design team's efforts this week.
Note: Finished card size is 4 1/4" x 9"
|Bravo Burgundy (SU!)||8 1/2" x 9", score at 4 1/4"|
|English Rose Collection - Thelma (Kaiser Craft)||4 3/8" x 8 7/8"|
|Old Olive (SU!)||4 1/4" x 11"|
|Neenah Solar White||4 1/4" x 5 1/2"|
|Old Olive (SU!)|
|Gold Pigment Ink (Colorbox)|
|HCPC 3417: Poinsettia Ornament 2 PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)|
|HCPC 3419: Holiday Poinsettia Candle PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)|
|Grand Calibur (Spellbinders)|
|Heirloom Ornaments 2011 Shapeabilities (Spellbinders)|
|Ribbon Tags Trio 3 Shapeabilities (Spellbinders)|
|Holly Accents Shapeabilities (Spellbinders)|
|Ribbon (Hobby Lobby)|
|Embossing glitter - Honeycomb (PK Glitz)|
|2-sided tape (PK Glitz)|
|Adhesive gems (Recollections)|
|Gelly Roll Clear Star pen (Sakura)|
|3-D Foam Squares (3L)|
|Rotary trimmer (Fiskars)|
Cut the base card from burgundy cardstock measuring 8 1/2" x 9", score at 4 1/4", and fold. Cut a mat layer from the designer paper to 4 3/8" x 8 7/8" and adhere to the front of the card. I used my Gelly Roll Clear Star pen to add some sparkle to the background paper before adding anything else to the card - just follow the outlines of the swirls on the paper - it really adds a nice touch.
Stamp the smallest ornament image on white paper 3 times, using Versamark ink. Heat emboss with the embossing glitter. Cut the ornaments out using the matching ornament die. Cut/emboss the long holly border from green paper. Before removing the die cut from the die, use a sponge and green ink to color the open areas on the die cut. Carefully pull the holly trim line from the die (Note - it can be a little tricky to pull the paper out of the die! I've found that putting a sheet of waxed paper between the die and my cardstock before I run it through the machine makes a huge difference). Mount across the top of the card front. Use foam squares to mount the ornaments as if they are attached to the holly. Decorate the holly and the ornaments with adhesive gems.
Cut a ribbon tag from white cardstock, and stamp the sentiment in green ink in the center of the tag. Using a sponge, distress the edges with gold pigment ink. Thread ribbon through the tag. Mount a strip of double sided tape across the lower portion of the card, and mount the ribbon and tag across the tape.
Cut/emboss the small holly corners from green paper. Before removing the die cuts from the dies, use a sponge and green ink to color the open areas on the die cuts. Carefully pull the holly corners from the dies. Mount around the sentiment tag. Decorate the holly and the ornaments with adhesive gems. Use the Gelly Roll pen to enhance the holly, and the sentiment.
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