Hi card making friends, my share today is a Joy Christmas Card. We could also call this a Big Shot project because there is No Stamping – I created this entire card with my Big Shot!
I had some play time yesterday – don’t you love days like that? Stereo on, sun beaming in the window, dogs at your feet, it was glorious!…I ended up combining three new die sets for this card, Pretty Pines Thinlits, Merry Tags Framelits and Large Letters Framelits…and the gold circle behind the tree was cut with my Layering Circles.
Hmm and yes, I had to include the Holly Embossing folder for my background – it’s in the Stampin’ Up Annual Catalog.
Sandi’s Tips and Tricks:
- Forget the weights at the gym today, you are going to be cranking your Big Shot for a good long time cutting out all the little pine boughs for the top of this card.
- Then grab your Large Letters Framelits to cut out the J and Y. Don’t you love this framelit set – now we can create any word or name we want to, my scrapping gals are loving this new set.
- I used the Merry Tags Framelits for the “O”, as I adore that little Christmas Tree Ornament and I back it with a circle in Gold Foil cut with my Layering Circles Framelits.
- I used the Holly Embossing Folder and a piece of Very Vanilla card stock for the background. After it was embossed, I sponged the raised images with Soft Suede ink before mounting it to a Cherry Cobbler mat.
- I sliced a slim piece of the Gold foil sheet for the top to cover the end of the embossed piece, before using Multipurpose glue to attach all the pine boughs.
- I did trim a few of the boughs shorter for the left side.
- TIP – I only put glue on the top end so that the tips were loose, and you need this to hide the Gold Baker’s twine in when you attach the letters.
- Next, I added glue dots to the top of the ornament and letters and attached one end of a small piece of the Gold Bakers twine.
- Add Dimensionals to the back of the letters and attach them to the card.
- Use Multipurpose Glue and tweezers to glue the tops of the bakers twine into the bows.
- TIP – Multipurpose glue comes out white but dries clear, so don’t worry if you see a bit of it while you are working on it.
- Next, I used Tear and Tape Adhesive to attach my art piece to my Soft Suede card base.
- Then I added my two bows, one cut out of Cherry Cobbler and I overlaid that with a little one created from the Gold Baker’s Twine, and a little baby one on the top of the ornament.
- Soft Suede 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, score and fold at 4-1/4
- Cherry Cobbler: 4 x 5-1/4
- Very Vanilla 3-1/2 long x 5-1/8 wide
- Scraps of Old Olive and Always Artichoke
- Cherry Cobber 4 x 5-1/2
Thanks so much for visiting me today, I hope you enjoyed the projects.