Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Merry Christmas


Hi everyone,

Today I have a tutorial on how to create the Christmas card above using products from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

For the background of this card I used three different widths of Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape and Silk Microfine Glitter.

Here's how I created my card:


1. Cut a piece of white card slightly larger than what you want the finished background to be. For my card I cut it 4 1/2 inches x 6 inches.
  • Adhere a strip of 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape diagonally across the white card which is approximately 4 1/4 inches on the long edge and 3 inches on the short edge.
  • Place a strip of 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the left side of the first strip of tape.
  • Place a strip of 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape next to the 6mm tape.
  • Continue alternating the different widths of tape until the left side is completely covered.

  • Next place a strip of 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape diagonally across the opposite direction of the card so that one end of the tape butts up to the adhesive tape already on the card.
  • Continue adding the various widths of Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on either side of the adhesive tape until it is completely covered.

2. Remove the release sheet from one strip of adhesive tape on the card and then every other fifth strip on the card. Cover the adhesive with True Red Silk Microfine Glitter. Remove excess glitter and return to the jar, polish the glitter into the card using  fingers.
  • Remove the release sheet from the strips of adhesive tape to the left of the red glittered strips. Cover the adhesive with Forest Green Silk Microfine Glitter.  Remove excess glitter and return to the jar, polish the glitter into the card using  fingers.
  • Remove the release sheet from the strips of adhesive tape to the right of the red glittered strips. Cover the adhesive with Go to Green Silk Microfine Glitter.  Remove excess glitter and return to the jar, polish the glitter into the card using  fingers.
  • Remove the release sheet from the strips of adhesive tape to the left of the Go To Green glittered strips. Cover the adhesive with Bright Cranberry Silk Microfine Glitter.  Remove excess glitter and return to the jar, polish the glitter into the card using  fingers.
  • Remove the remaining release sheet from adhesive tape. Cover the adhesive with Sea Glass Silk Microfine Glitter. Remove excess glitter and return to jar. Polish the glitter into the card using your fingers.

3. Cut down the card so it measures 5 inches x 3 3/4 inches, ensuring that you remove any rough glittered edges from the card.
  • Using Black Assorted Borders Peel Off Stickers, randomly add these lines to the card wherever you see white space in the card or whatever looks pleasing to you.

4. Cut a piece of red card that measures 5 1/2 inches x 8 1/2 inches. Score the card at 4 1/4 inches and fold in half. 
  • Cut a piece of green card that measures 5 1/4 inches x 4 inches.  Layer to the front of the folded red card.
  • Adhesive the glittered background piece we created in the above steps to the front of the green card.


5. Cut a piece of white card and a piece of Clear Double Sided Tape Sheet that are approx 3 1/2inches square. Remove the release sheet from one side of the tape sheet and set it aside upside down on your desk (shiny side up). Adhere the Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape to the piece of white card. 
  •  From the Winter Birds Circles Peel-Off Stickers remove one of the Bird in Circle. Place your Peel Off Sticker sticky side up onto the release sheet that we set aside earlier.
  • Take your white card and place it with the adhesive side facing down onto the release sheet with the Peel-Offs on it. The Peel-Offs will lift from the release sheet and stick to the adhesive on the card stock.
  • Turn your card so the release sheet is now on top. Take off the release sheet making sure not to touch the images on the adhesive. 
  • Cover the adhesive with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter and polish the glitter into the card with your finger. You can see a video Els created using this technique here
  • Color your image as desired.
  • Color the edge of the Peel Off Sticker with a black marker.
  • Counting from the smallest die in the Dotted Scallop Circles die set. Die cut the fourth circle from green card.
  • Counting from the smallest die in the Stitched Circles die set. Die cut the fourth circle from red card.
  • Layer the Peel Off Sticker piece to the scallop circle and then to the stitched circle. 
  • Adhere to the left side of the card using foam tape.
6. Using the "Merry Christmas" sentiment from the Holiday Sentiments Clear Stamp set. Stamp the sentiment in red ink onto white card. 
  • Die cut the sentiment using the smallest label from the Anita Labels Pop Up die set.
  • Die cut the middle label from green cardstock and layer the white sentiment label to the green label.
  • Attach to the top right hand corner of the card.

7. Cut a piece of white cardstock that measures 5 inches x 3 3/4 inches. 

  • Roughly trim around the negative Bird in Circle Peel Off Sticker which remains. Peel off any excess black peel-off sticker that may be around your image until you just have the image as per photo above. 
  • Cut a piece of Transfer Sheet large enough to fit over the Negative Peel Off Sticker. 
  • Remove the protective backing and place the tacky side of the Transfer Sheet onto the negative shapes. Burnish with a bone folder or your fingers and carefully lift the Transfer Sheet checking to ensure that all of the pieces lift at once. You can see Els’ video using this technique HERE
  • Now move the Transfer Sheet with negative shapes attached to it over to the bottom left hand corner of the white card. When it is in the right spot, place it down onto the card and rub the front of the Transfer Sheet to release the pieces onto the card.
  •  Carefully lift the Transfer Sheet to check and make sure all of the negative image pieces are now on the card. (Don’t remove the Transfer sheet until all pieces are in place). 
8. Using the "Christmas Greetings" sentiment from the Winter Sentiment Clear Stamp set, stamp the sentiment using red ink to the top right hand corner of the card.
  • Cut a piece of green cardstock that measures 5 1/4 inches x 4 inches. Layer the white panel to the green panel and adhere to the inside of the card.
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs


Other:
Cardstock - White; Red; Green
Inks - Red
Foam Tape
Copics
Die Cutting Machine





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