Good morning! The holiday season is upon us and its often a time for reflecting on Christmas past! The little guy on the photo is our oldest who is now 21 and I was almost 9 months pregnant with our youngest. I really feel sorry for Santa in this photo – his poor knee!
To create this layout:
Step 1 – Ink the edges of a 12×12 sheet, and fussy cut images or die cut images for the bottom
Good Morning Friends and welcome. It is Karan here on the blog with and today I am sharing a Christmas Card with you, it’s never to early to get a jump start on our holiday cads for those we love. I love creating my own florals and Florals 12 are fabulous to create poinsettias with.
I was excited to receive some new papers that I ordered and got started on some Christmas Cards. I used the Stitched Circles to create some different sized layers and adhered those together.
I cut two sets of the Lacey Leaves (1878) as I love using them to tuck in my floral clusters to add detail. The Florals 12, I cut four large, two medium and two small along with 8 of the leaves from the same set.
I colored the florals with aged mahogany distress ink and the leaves with peeled paint distress ink. After molding and shaping I used pollen from Dress my craft to add to my centers.
I love to add even more detail to my florals so I dabbed snow paste from Deco Art and topped off with Glitter to add that snowy look.
Thank you for dropping by, I hope you enjoy creating your Christmas cards this season with gorgeous florals from Elizabeth Craft Designs.
Hi there Artlets! It’s Suzanne here today with a fun little project! We’re going to make a Christmas decoration from a shadow box filled with poinsettias! You’ll be able to keep it for years or give to someone who will treasure it!
Follow along and you’ll know how to make your own family heirloom.
Choose a deep (shadow box) frame. This one is small, just a 4×6”. I wish I’d had a slightly bigger one which would have let more light into the flowers inside. Keep that in mind when you choose your own frame!
I decided to mount the flowers on a piece of cork just to provide some interest between the flowers, but you could simply use red cardstock. Cut it into the shape of the back panel of the frame.
Draw a line on the backing you just made that will show you the edges of the frame which forms the support for the glass. It will be smaller than the backing – at least it was with this frame.
Die cut the large poinsettia pieces from the Christmas Accents die set. You’ll just need the top two “petals”, not the green ones. I cut enough for twelve poinsettias, but ended up needing fifteen, so make sure you have enough cardstock!
Blend Distress Ink on the edges of the poinsettia and then use a ball stylus to add dimension to the petals.
Assemble the flowers.
Begin adding the flowers to your background. I put the glass support in place just to give me extra guidance. Continue adding flowers till the background is filled.
Now assemble your frame following the frame instructions. You will likely have to coax some of the poinsettia leaves inside the frame interior so they aren’t pinched when you put the back on the frame.
Die cut Merry Christmas 4 from Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply adhesive (I like Glue Dots for this step) and adhere to the glass front on the frame.
Sweet decoration and a perfect gift!
Merry Christmas and Happy Creating! Suzanne
Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:
Red cardstock Gold cardstock Shadow box frame Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap Ink Blending tool Glue Dots
Hi Artlets! It’s Suzanne here today with a project that’s guaranteed to be loved by whoever receives it!
We’re going to use the brand new Christmas Accents die set to create a bouquet of poinsettias. Let’s get started…..
Form a 5 x 7” tent-fold card base from deep red cardstock.
Die cut the Flourished Frame from deep red cardstock and Flourished Oval Frame from gold cardstock. Center and adhere the Flourished Frame centered on the card front. Center and adhere the Flourished Oval Frame on the card front inside the Flourished Frame.
Die cut Poinsettia petals (technically they’re leaves, but we’ll refer to the red ones as petals!) to make three large and five small poinsettias from paler red cardstock. Die cut enough leaves to match from green cardstock. Cut enough flower centers for each of the poinsettias.
Blend darker Distress Ink on edges of poinsettia petals. The colour you use, depends on what looks good with your cardstock! I used Fired Brick, but you could just use one of the browns. Do the same thing with the edges of the leaves, using a darker green. Blend a little green on the yellow centers, too.
Add some shape to the poinsettias by rubbing the leaves with the ball stylus (or small spoon) while on a foam or cushioned pad (a mouse pad will do!) and stroking inward to cup the flower petals and leaves. Adhere the layers together to form the flowers.
Adhere the flowers as shown in the photo, or as pleases you!
Beautiful!! Merry Christmas! Suzanne
Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:
Red cardstock in several shades Green cardstock Yellow cardstock Gold foiled cardstock Glue Dots – Micro Distress Ink pads in dark red and dark green Ink blending foams or brushes. Ball stylus (or small spoon) and foam pad
It’s challenge time again! Our Design Team is back this month with lots of inspiration for this month’s challenge … Are you ready?
Our challenge is …………
A Floral Christmas – Flowers and foliage can play a big part in our Christmas decorating. For our challenge this month create a card or project that features either flowers, foliage etc. It can be using traditional flowers and foliage that is used at Christmas time (eg poinsettia’s, holly, pine boughs etc) or use something non traditional and make it Christmassy by using Christmas colors or something Christmas related on your card project.
For our Challenge today we are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on the Elizabeth Craft Designs website to 3 lucky winners.
To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post below or on the Designer Challenge post on our Facebook pageand answer this question: Which Elizabeth Craft Designs flower or foliage die or stamp set would you chose to create a Christmas card or decoration.
We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.
The winners will be announced on Friday, November 23rd, here on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.
Now let’s take a look at the wonderful creations our talented Design Team has created for the Challenge this month. For more information about the cards, click on the designer’s name under each card to be taken to the designer’s blog post.
Good morning! ONE of the aspects of scrapbooking and card making that I love is sometimes when you get carried away with something and it’s a good thing! When I began this exploding box I was going to add the sleigh as a regular die cut…..then I had the idea to make it 3D….then I wanted to add the ornaments and the poinsettias …. It took me a bit to figure things out but I am quite happy with the final results.
Today I am sharing how I created the 3D sleigh which you can use to decorate your Christmas projects.