Monday, November 8, 2010

Day 1 Christmas Card with Baubles

For the next 12 days our amazingly talented DT Corrina will be showing you step by step Christmas Cards using Basic Grey Jovial and Little Yellow Bicycle Christmas Delight Pattern Papers ... and to help you with your Christmas card making we are offering you 12% off both Pattern Paper Ranges for the next 5 days (excluding die cuts & stickers)

and so without further ado ...

Day 1 of our Step by Step Christmas Cards

Christmas Bauble Card

Materials Used:

Papers: Basic Grey Jovial – Flannel PJ’s, Shop Keeper, folded A5 card (I cut this from Kraft cardstock)

Embellishments: Basic Grey Jovial Cardstock Diecuts, Red Multi-coloured Acrylic Chain With Rhinestones.

Product Used: Crystallina Kindyglitz, PVA glue, Tim Holtz Aged Mahogany distress ink, 3-D foam tape, paint brush.

1. Carefully cut bauble from piece of Basic Grey Shop Keeper paper (take your time but don’t worry if the edges look a little rough

2. Cover the front of the card with a piece of the red side of Flannel Pj.s - this piece should cover the bottom 2/3’s. Cover the top 1/3 with a piece of the reverse side of the Shop Keeper paper.

3. Mix up a very small amount of half PVA glue/ half water in a tiny bowl (a milk bottle lid is excellent for this!).

Paint this solution all over the front of your cut out bauble and set aside to dry. This glue mix gives your cut out a little shine, flexibility and strength so the leaves are less likely to rip off when we stick it down

4. While the bauble dries, edge along the paper joins on the card with the red rhinestone strip. Notice I did NOT go all the way along as it will be hidden under the Jovial die cut.

Cut single rhinestones off the string and glue into the centre of the circle pattern on the paper (I used a toothpick dipped in PVA to do this.)

5. Finish off card by using 3-D foam tape to adhere die cut oval in place, then use 3-D tape to stick bauble on off centre so you get a little peek of the printed baubles on the diecut.

Add a red rhinestone to the bow on the large bauble, and finish off by highlighting all the baubles with a bit of Kindyglitz.

See you tomorrow


DebiJ said...

Just a beautiful bauble Christmas card Corrina! Love the extra shine too with the glue mix..what a great tip! Better be getting some of this paper!

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scrappin' girl said...

Terrific card.... look foward to seeing the next 11!!!!!!! and fab tip!!!!!

ann said...

Love this card thanks for sharing the techniques you have used

Kim said...

thanks so much for sharing, great tutorial

aussiescrapper said...

Wow this is stunning, no excuse for me I bought this gorgeous paper from you Tracy last week....Gorgeous work this is stunning.