Friday, August 26, 2016

Christmas Greetings


Hi everyone,

It's my turn to post a tutorial on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today. It's the 25th August today (26th if you are reading this on my blog not the ECD blog) which means it is only 4 months until Christmas, so for my project today I have a Christmas card to share with you using some of the new release products from Joset Designs and A Way with Words as well as two of the new Silk Microfine Glitter colors.

Down in Australia where I live Christmas is in the middle of summer, so no sweaters for us. But if you live in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere it definitely is a time to pull out those sweaters. 

For my card today I used a masking technique using the release sheet from the adhesive tape and Silk Microfine Glitter that Els shared with us on a Technique Friday video a few weeks ago. You may want to check out Els' video to get even more ideas what you can do with this technique.

Here's how I created my card:

1. Cut a piece of light blue cardstock so it measures 5 1/2 inches x 11 inches. Score along the 11 inch side at 5 1/2 inches so you have a 5 1/2 inch square top fold card.
  • Using the second largest die from the Stitched Squares die set, die cut a piece of designer paper.
  • Using the largest die from the Dotted Scallop Squares die set, die cut a piece of red cardstock.
  • Layer the two pieces together and adhere to the front of the light blue folded card.
2. Counting from the centre die, use the 5th die from the Stitched Circles die set and die cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock.
  • Counting from the centre die, use the 5th die from the Dotted Scallop Circles die set to die cut a piece of red cardstock.
  • Layer the two pieces together and attach to the top left hand corner of the card using foam tape.

3. From the Winter Sweater die set die cut the following:
  • (1) Sweater from White Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front.
  • (1) set of Sweater Trim from White Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front..
  • (9) Snowflakes from saved release sheet of Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.
Also die cut the following:
  • (1) A Way with Words Cozy sentiment from the saved release sheet of Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.



4. Remove the release sheet from each of the Sweater Trim pieces and cover the adhesive with Bright Cranberry Silk Microfine Glitter. Brush off excess glitter and return to jar. Polish the glitter into the adhesive using your finger.
  • Turn down the release sheet from the collar and cuffs of the sweater and attach the glittered sweater trim to sweater.
  • Remove the release sheet completely from the sweater and place the word "Cozy" to the adhesive so it is towards the top of the sweater.
  • Now place the snowflakes around the remaining adhesive area using the photo above as a guide.
  • Place the sweater release sheet back over the sweater and rub all over to ensure that all the "release sheet masks" are attached to the adhesive. Remove the release sheet.


5. Cover the remaining adhesive area of the sweater with Faded Denim Silk Microfine Glitter. Carefully brush off excess glitter and return to jar. Polish the glitter into the adhesive using your finger.
  • Remove the "Cozy" release sheet from the sweater and cover the adhesive area with Bright Cranberry Silk Microfine Glitter. Brush off excess glitter and return to jar. Polish the glitter into the adhesive using your finger.
  • Next remove all the snowflake release sheet pieces and cover the adhesive areas with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Brush off excess glitter and return to jar. Polish the glitter into the adhesive using your finger.
  • Attach the sweater at a slight angle on the layered circle on front of card using foam tape.
6. Cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock which is approximately 1 inch x 2 7/8 inches.
  • Stamp the sentiment "Christmas Greetings" from the Winter Sentiments Clear Stamp set onto the white cardstock using black ink so that the sentiment is close to the right side edge.
  • Cut a "V" into the left hand side of card.
  • Cut a piece of red cardstock 1 1/8 inches x 3 inches.
  • Layer the white cardstock to the red cardstock and cut out a "V" so that it matches the border around the rest of the panel.
  • Adhere sentiment to lower right hand side of card.
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Winter Sweater
A Way with Words - Cozy
Winter Sentiments Clear Stamp Set
Scraps of Release sheet from Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape

Other: 
Inks - Black
Cardstock - Light Blue; Red
Designer Paper - Carta Bella Bundled Up 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Die Cutting Machine





3 comments:

  1. Great winter pullover, I wish I had the real thing this morning, not liking this cold snap one bit.

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  2. So creative to get "Cozy" on the sweater. Loved the colors you used and your great step-by-step tutorial.

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  3. Such a cool technique! Going to have to add the sweater to my ECD Wish List.

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