Monday, September 22, 2008

12 Days of Christmas Card

12 Days of Christmas

*Inspired by the New Set of clear stamps by Penny Black*
Materials Used:
General Purpose Cardstock
Copier Paper
Gold Foiled Paper
Versafine or Stazon
Water Colour Pens and Watercolour paper
Sakura Pens
Snow writer & Glamour Dust
Ribbon & Gems
Nestabilities Scalloped Circle
Stamps, Penny Black & Hero Arts Circle Set
Snowflake punch
Cricut cart & Plantin Schoolbook Cart
Gold Edge Peel-offs
Corner rounder
Cropodile 2 & gromlets
Cuttlebug with Swissdots folder
Glue, DS Tape, Pop-up Dots

Cut File HERE.

I saw these stamps and immediately thought Advent Calendar. I had plans to make all my cards like this but it took forever to make just one so maybe not !! I think I used just about every technique in the book for this card.

I am pleased with how this turned out as it was really just a trial run but I think it may get sent out now.

Cut Flap piece in main colour (here Red) I cut it in half to help with closing as its quite thick if you don’t, any join is hidden by the ribbon. I also trimmed a few mm from each outer edge to stop any white showing at the front and finished this edge with a peel off
Cut flaps on Cricut then finish by hand and adhere (colour side facing front) to the back of the flaps I used (gold)
Stamp images for the inside and front cover and water colour with the pens I have also used some Sakura glitter pens in places. For the snow use the Snow writer and Glamour dust.
Using the flap piece as a guide of where to place them stick these images to a piece of regular copy paper in the correct order of number image ( guess who got this wrong first time round!!!)
Double side tape all round the whole of the flap pieces and stick over the images so that you can see ok through each window.
Stamp and mount the greeting on a scalloped circle, Cropodile a gromlet to the top and add ribbon and pop dot onto the front.
Stamp the front image and colour, mount onto Cuttlebug embossed contrast card. If wanted, punch snowflakes into the mount and back with gold paper to show through and glue to the card. Cut extra snowflakes to finish.
Add a ribbon and job done.

Hope you like it

1 comment:

  1. wow Sandra this is fabulous and I can see how much work you have put into it! Wonderful card and thank you for sharing your cut file!



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