Tuesday 30 June 2015

Fancy a pressie?

Hello my lovelies ... how are you? 

Are you all enjoying the lovely weather? It's been amazing here this weekend - the sun has been shining, the garden has been de-weeded, de-brambled and shredded, the Vulcan VH558 has completed the V Force tour of Britain, (although this is quite sad to be honest...!) and here I am again with another Christmas card! 

This is a card I made using the wreath die set and the Rococo present, and I got to add a little colouring to the centre of the present too to give it a little bit of tone, which is all good... 

I opted to use the oranges, turquoise and black colours to give it a little spice and also, so you can see that even though these dies are primarily for Christmas, they would lend themselves to a birthday too!

The layers of the card were made to fit onto the A5 size frontage by taking off a quarter inch all around the edge. I cut with black card, then cut with the papers to ensure a correct size. The wreath was cut in layers using the circle layering dies and a centre section was made for the present to sit into. I used a little gem in the centre of the present bow to add some glitz. 

The present was cut from turquoise cardstock then layered up at the bottom with black. The whole thing was then placed onto white cardstock and cut around. This left an area to colour in. Once the whole of the topper was stuck together, the present was stuck on with foam pads, and some pearl drops added around the edge in black. 

I gauged roughly where the topper was going to sit on the card, then I wrapped ribbon around to add a border. The christmas header dies were used to cut a detail area from white cardstock, then layered up using the outside verso edge on the turquoise. This was stuck in place underneath the ribbon.

The wreath was then stuck in place using foam pads for dimension.

I will try to promise that this is the last little Christmas card you will see for a few days.... I will be back soon to show you something a little bit more Glitzy - which I am sure you're going to love!

Until then...
Jo xx

1 comment:

  1. What a detailed blog post - and what a great way to change a Christmas die into an all-year-round die. Fantastic colours - I would never have thought of that combination. Thank you again.


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