Hello everyone! It’s EK here and I have a little non-traditional holiday card for you today. I thought it might be fun to make something unconventional since on Tuesday the Design Team played around with Classic Christmas ideas. For me, if you say “marshmallow” I think about summer and camping. However, I love the idea of roasted marshmallows becoming a sweet treat on a cold Christmas night! So here is a little kooky holiday card for all you marshmallow lovers.
Step One: Trim a piece of Silver Gray Soft Finish Cardstock to 12×6 inches. Score and fold paper at 6 inches to create a 6″ square card base. Trim a piece of White Christmas printed paper to 5.75″ x 5,75″.
Step Two: From the patterned paper square trimmed in Step One, die cut the marshmallow from the new Toasted Marshmallows die set 13 times, randomly choosing the position and angle s shown above. Adhere to the card base, centered to leave an eighth-inch border on all sides.
Step Three: From 85lb White Soft Finish Cardstock die cut 13 marshmallows, 13 nose pieces, and one stick.
Step Four: Color and shade the marshmallows with alcohol markers (Shown: Copic N0, N2 and W7).
Step Five: Color and shade the nose pieces in shades of red that match the patterned paper. (Shown: Copic R56 and R59)
Step Six: Color the stick. (Shown: Copic marker E31, E33, and E39)
Step Seven: Using Kids Choice Glue, adhere the marshmallows into the die cut openings, leaving one empty opening in the middle. Trim off any bits that extend past the edge of the card base.
Step Eight: Using Kids Choice Glue, adhere a nose piece to the 13th marshmallow; adhere the stick to the back. Using 3D tape, adhere the marshmallow and stick, covering the empty spot on the card front.
Step Nine: Adhere the rest of the noses onto the marshmallows.
Step Ten: Stamp two sentiments from the Cute Winter Sentiments stamp set onto the card using black ink (Shown: VersaMark). Stamp one sentiment toward the upper left and the other toward the bottom right. When ink is dry, highlight the sentiment with a white gel pen to help it pop from the printed paper. (Option: Emboss with shiny black embossing powder to add a bit of dimension.
Thanks for peeking in today to see my nontraditional holiday card. What nontraditional items does your family use during the holidays? Share below, and maybe I’ll whip up a project with your family’s kooky tradition!
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Die cutting machine
Black stamping ink (VersaMark)
White gel pen