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Monday, 24 September 2012
Shaun's Christmas Card Choice
Hello crafters! One of my favourites from last weeks Christmas shows and this one was also Shaun's choice. It looks a bit more complicated than it is actually. Start with a piece of coconut white card and emboss the Holiday Tree on one side of it, then move your tree to the other side and emboss it again. Tip: if you leave a die cut in the die while you are embossing onto another piece of card, it will not cut through your card. I marked a tiny spot with my ruler when I had the die in place so that I knew where the die needed to be placed the second time so they lined up. You can eyeball it but since the die is actually slightly larger than where the embossing will show up, it is a bit harder that way. Next I cut the holiday tree in the new soft gold card four times. I scored each of the trees down the centre and folded them. Using a tiny bit of Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue, I glued them back to back lining up the swirls. I glued the back of this piece to the centre of my background, overlapping both the embossed trees. By the way, you will have a line down the centre of the card when you emboss and have to move the tree over to do it again. Don't worry about it as it is easily covered by the gold tree. Tie a messy bow with the white seam binding and add it to the top of the tree (which hides the top of the line) and glue a medium Dazzler in the centre of your bow.
Cut two of the smaller Holly corners out of white card and two of the larger Holly corners out of gold card. You can see in the close up that they will nicely interlink together with the curly cue parts. Glue one in each of the top corners. Add large flatback white pearls to both of your embossed trees as accents and pierce the edges to complete your card. Your gold trees will flatten if you want to mail this, but I think it would also look lovely with one of the Label 28 easels attached to the back and placed on a mantel piece at Christmas too!
I originally scheduled this post before I left for Ally Pally, but since I got home earlier than usual on Sunday evening, I had some time to add a bit on to the post. I just wanted to say what a fun time I had there this past weekend, meeting so many of you that read the blog. Thank you for all your outstanding comments and praise, as well as the lovely cards, gifts and even cupcakes I was given! I was completely overwhelmed with your generosity!
Since we are a day late for our comment game winners, I quickly got that sorted out when I got home too. So this week's winners are:
Congratulations to all! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your address and claim your prize.All for now, Sue x