Saturday, October 27, 2018
I had fun working on this card. I love Christmas Sleighs and thought it would be fun to fill the Joset Design Christmas Sleigh with holiday greenery and poinsettias.
This is a 6-inch card. A piece of white design paper that has shiny polka dots on it was used for the background. The edges of this piece were scored around the edge for a finished appearance.
The A Way With Words Small Merry Christmas die set was used for the sentiment. It was die cut using gold metallic card stock and glued to the upper right corner.
The Joset Designs Elegant Christmas Tree die set was used to die cut the tree, using silver metallic card stock. A small portion of the left side was cut off and it was glued to the left side of the card, inside the scored line along the edge.
The Santa Sleigh die set was used to die cut one gold metallic sleigh. The same die was used to die cut just the top edge of the sleigh on another piece of gold metallic card stock. This piece was trimmed with scissors to create the gold trim along the edge of the sleigh.
The Santa Sleigh was used again to die cut the sleigh using a rosy bronze metallic card stock. The bottom edge of the die cut was cut off with scissors. (The bronze sleigh will be attached above the gold metallic base.) Use an embossing folder to emboss a design on the bronze sleigh. I used the discontinued Elizabeth Craft Designs (119) Swirly Curves embossing folder. A pewter metallic paste was rubbed lightly over the embossed design. Glue the embossed piece in place on top of the gold sleigh. Glue the Gold trim for the top of the sleigh along the top edge of the bronze piece. Attach the sleigh, using dimensional tape, at the bottom of the card, as shown.
Use the Garden Notes Whitepine Bough & Pine Cone die set and die cut the pine branches 5 or 6 times (depending on full you want the branches in the sleigh).
Use the Garden Notes Berry Branch and die cut 2 brown Berry Branches. Use Autumn Red Nuvo Crystal Drops to create the berries. Allow to dry before adding to the arrangement.
Picture of a Picasso Poinsettia
Use the Garden Notes Small Poinsettia die set and create two poinsettias. There is a poinsettia called Picasso Poinsettia, which is tan and red. This is the type of poinsettia I created. The Poinsettia pieces were die cut using white Soft Finish Cardstock and sponged using Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Red ink was then sponged around the edges. The poinsettias were shaped using the Flower Tool Kit and assembled using Kids Choice Glue. Prills were added to the center of each poinsettia.
Fill the sleigh with a lot of the pine boughs. Once the berries are dry on the Berry Branches, cut the branches into smaller branches. Tuck the berry branches in between the pine bough. Add the two small Picasso Poinsettias to the Sleigh.
As an extra embellishment, small glittered balls were glued around in the arrangement. These little balls were purchased at a craft store. A little bit of flaked snow was added along the bottom of the sleigh.