- A Christmas theme
- Use the traditional red and green colors
- Have something from nature (pine cones, birds, flowers, etc)
The tiny poinsettias were created with the dies in the Susan's Gardens "Mini Lily" set. Gold Stickles was added to the center of each flower. Can you see the three little pine cones? They were created with the Susan Gardens "Mini Petals". I love to create pine cones for my holiday cards. I learned to make pine cones from the "Paper Bouquet Book" by Susan Tierney-Cockburn. She uses "YES" Glue to form the pine cones. I am going to do a separate post, with a tutorial, on how I created the pine cones. The greenery behind the flowers were die cut with the Cheery Lynn "Holly Flourish" die. The completed pine cones were added under the flowers.
The Christmas sentiment was die cut with the Cheery Lynn "Merry Christmas Set" die. I used Viva "Inka-Gold" to color it. Inka Gold is a paste and I just rubbed it over the sentiment then polished it with a soft rag to bring out the shine. The snowflakes were die cut using the Cheery Lynn "Snow Flowers #1" and Snow Flowers #2" dies. The set contains both "Merry" and "Christmas".