Hi Everyone, although it’s not a traditional Christmas colour scheme, it is one of my favourites and I love the subtle shimmer that you get from the pearlescent card.The intricacy of the background die means
Hi Everyone, although it’s not a traditional Christmas colour scheme, it is one of my favourites and I love the subtle shimmer that you get from the pearlescent card.
The intricacy of the background die means that you don’t need to add much else to have a fabulous card so it’s fairly quick to put together too. I didn’t want to cover up the lovely background design too much so opted for a very small greeting just tucked in under the petal of the poinsettia.
The die that cuts the background design measures 12.5cm square so this is the starting point for the size of the card. Use plain white card to cut and fold a 13.5cm square card blank, layer this with dark turquoise card. Die cut the background from pearlescent card, adhere to a piece of light turquoise card cut to 12.5cm square and adhere this to the card front. (I used Craft Tacky glue to adhere the die cut background as it has an extremely fine applicator which is perfect for adding tiny amounts of glue to delicate designs).
Die cut the poinsettia petals from the same pearlescent card, curl each one slightly to add shape and dimension then glue them together in layers to form the flower. Add dark green, self adhesive crystals to the centre of each snowflake on the background design and group three smaller dark green crystals in the centre of the poinsettia to be the stamen.
Pop the die cut greeting out of the backing card and smooth away any notches with a fine sanding block, spritz it with pearl glimmer mist so that it matches the pearlescent card and adhere to the card front on 1mm foam pads to lift it a little. This really is an easy card that gives great results, it would look good in all sorts of colour combinations too. I hope you like it, thank you for visiting and if you have a moment please leave a comment to let me know what you think.