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Christmas Foliage Strip and Borders

Hi card making friends and welcome back. Today I have another clean and simple Christmas Card to share with you.  Christmas Foliage Strip and Borders is the name of the November Large die of the Month kit from Spellbinders.  The dies in the kit are long enough to create beautiful slimline cards with, but today, I’m using one of them for an A2 sized card.

 

pink white and gold Christmas foliage strip and Borders cards with die cut poinsettias created using paper crafting products from Spellbinders

Today’s card is very clean and simple.  I decided on a basic white card with highlights of pink and gold.  One of my favorite combinations for the holidays.  To add a bit more interest, I dry embossed the bottom section of the card with the Slimline Flora embossing folder.  I think this added depth and interest without taking away from the design.

How to create the Christmas Foliage Strip and Borders Card

Die cut the strip twice, once in white and once in mirror gold.  Use a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 piece of white card stock and die cut half way down to create the top portion of the card front.

Using the white die cut as the base, Gold heat emboss the sentiment using the November Clear Stamp Set of the Month “Around the Holidays”.

Dry heat emboss the bottom section of a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 piece of white card stock to create the bottom section of the card front.  Attach this to a top folding A2 sized card base.

 

pink white and gold christmas foliage Strip and Borders cards with die cut poinsettias created using paper crafting products from Spellbinders

Adding Extra Die Cut pieces:

Next, trim the gold die cut.  I found it easier to trim off the slim wave piece, and then cut off the branches.

Use the Bearly glue to attach these to the white base on the card.

Die cut another small piece in white to get the berries

Use the floral dies that come in the kit to die cut two sizes of poinsettias and extras of the 5 petal daisy flowers all from white scrap

Use Copic Markers to color these pieces.

Copic Markers Used:

  • Pinks:  R81, R83, R85
  • Browns:  E31, E34, E35

pink white and gold Christmas Foliage Strip and Borders christmas cards with die cut poinsettias created using paper crafting products from Spellbinders

Putting the card together:

Use Bearly Art Glue to attach the die cut piece over the top portion of the card and do any trimming required.

Next, place the large poinsettia over the one on the border on the left and the smaller one over the border on the right.

Attach the berries and brown florals across the border.

Finally, Embellish with Color Essentials Gems – Gold Mix.

 

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12 thoughts on “Christmas Foliage Strip and Borders”

  1. Deborah Grueser

    I love your card Sandi! I think I am sold on this month’s wonderful stamps and die sets from Spellbinders. Your work is beautiful as always!

  2. Marisela Delgado

    Geez Louise, these are gorgeous, Sandi! So elegant and beautiful. You hit it out of the ballpark, my friend. Absolutely gorgeous. 💜💜💜

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