Shaped cards are really "in" right now, and they are really easy with the Spellbinders' dies. I think a shaped card would be fun for Christmas - fun to send and fun to receive! This card uses the Wisemen Ornament set from the Classic Christmas Collection from Heartfelt Creations. It is made to coordinate perfectly with the 2011 Heirloom Ornament Shapeabilites dies, so this card is a snap!
Note: Finished card size is approximately 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"
|Real Red (SU!)||5 1/2" x 11", scored at 5 1/2"|
|Ski Slope DSP (SU!)||5 1/2" x 5 1/2"|
|Baja Breeze (SU!)||5 1/2" x 5 1/2"|
|HCPC 3429: Wisemen Ornament PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)|
|Grand Calibur (Spellbinders)|
|Heirloom Ornaments 2011 Shapeabilities (Spellbinders)|
|Silver embossing powder (Sweet Stamps)|
|3-D Foam Squares (3L)|
|Rotary trimmer (Fiskars)|
Cut the base card from red card stock measuring 5 1/2" x 11", score at 5 1/2", and fold. Place the largest Ornament die just above the fold, and cut/emboss to create an ornament-shaped card.Cut/emboss a single layer ornament of the same size using the designer paper. Trim along the embossed line to create an ornament just slightly smaller than the card. Mount this on the face of the card.
Stamp the wisemen ornament on blue paper using Versarmark ink, and heat emboss with silver embossing powder. Cut out the image using the matching ornament die, and mount on the front of the card using foam squares.
Finish by tying a large bow. Punch two small holes in the card front above the blue ornament, and use a little bit of fine wire to attach the bow to the front of the card.
Head over to the Heartfelt Creations blog for all the beautiful creations by the design team, and leave a comment there by October 18 for a chance to win!
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