Aug 27, 2018

A Beautiful but easy to make Christmas Card


Good Morning Dies R Us fans!  Kathleen here with a Christmas Card that truly doesn't take much time to make but is still effective!

To begin, score an 8.5" x 11" pc. of cream cardstock.  Fold over for a tent fold card.  Trim to 5.5" by 7".
 Next, cut a rectangle that measures 4" x 6" from the same cream cardstock.  Insert it into an embossing folder and run through your machine.  I used a folder by Elizabeth Craft Designs called "Pinecones", but any holiday folder would also work.  Color only the raised embossed design with PanPastel Raw Umber. Trim this panel to measure 4 x 5.5".

Now cut from light brown cardstock a rectangle that measures 4.25 x 5.75"  Cut from red cardstock a rectangle that measures 4.5 x 6".

The next step is to start to build the card.  Adhere the red rectangle to the base card centering it with a half inch border all around.  Then adhere the light brown one over the red centered with a 1/8" border.  Next adhere the embossed layer.

Using the die set:  1067 - Poinsettia
Cut the silhouette petal pc. once out of green cardstock.  Cut the same die pc. out of red cardstock.  Then on a pc. of the same red cardstock, adhere cut a 4" square and adhere to double sided adhesive.  Now tape the same petal silhouette pc. with blades down on the adhesive backing. Run through your die cutting machine twice to make sure the die cuts through all layers.  Carefully pull the protective backing off the adhesive side and sprinkle with red Ultra Fine Glitter.  Polish the glitter with your finger to bring out the sparkle and fill in all the tiny little spaces.
With a flower tool kit, add veins to the green silhouette to resemble leaves and do the same thing with the other red silhouette pc.  I distressed the edges with a darker green and darker red to bring the veining out.
Out of red cardstock cut one of the "swirly" overlay pc.  Adhere this to the glittered red one matching up the petals. Cut the smaller petal pc. from red cardstock and the "center" die pc. out of white cardstock.  Color the outline yellow and the little circles green.
Using the die set 758 - Berry Branch by Elizabeth Craft Designs (currently out of stock) cut two out of white cardstock and color the branch with a brown Copic Marker and the berries with a red Copic Marker.  I added Clear Crystal Lacquer to the red berries. 
Assemble the "Poinsettia" onto the card.  Start with the green leave pc. then the red veined petal pc. (Note: only glue the layers together in the centers.) Next the Glitter double layer, plain red smaller petal pc. and last the little yellow and green center.  Tuck the "Berry Branches" in where you like them.
The last step is the Red Glittered: 944 - Merry Christmas
Elizabeth Craft Designs - Merry Christmas
Using the same technique that you did with the glittered large red petal pc. do with the "Merry Christmas" sentiment.  Now add this sentiment in the upper left corner as pictured.
Thank you so much for stopping by today for some inspiration for your Christmas cards.

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Until the next time, have a wonderfully crafty day!

1 comment:

  1. What a BEAUTIFUL holiday creation Kathleen! Thanks for inspiration ... I can use all I can get right now! LOL

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