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Holiday Thoughts

Other Products: HCSD1-2012 Elegant Sentiments stamp and die set (limited edition), Zig Clean Colour real brush 041,047,093,024, 026,052,260,022, Coffee archival ink, Diamond stickles, Heat Gun, Inking tool, Bone folder, Water colouring brush, Paper distressing tool, Hole pricking tool, Scissors, Ruler, Hot glue gun, Fussy Cutting Scissors, Double sided tape, Double sided foam tape, Green ribbon, Misti, Zutter bow maker, Glue dot

Watch this tutorial for tips on using the Festive Holly collection

Instructions:  The finished size of this card is 5.5"x 8.5"(14cm x 21.5cm). Start by making a book fold card base using the finished measurements. Finding and taking the red design paper from the collection cut a little smaller than the card front. Finding and taking the design paper with the bell print on it. Cut this 1/4" smaller than the red paper. Distress both paper edges and adhere to the card front with 3D foam tape or foam dots to give height. Taking the left over paper, diecut 2 Decorative Arches using the Festive Holiday die. 

Taking the Festive Holly & Cardinals stamp and die set, stamp the images in Black ink. Diecut and colour using Zig Clean Colour real brushes. Stamp and die cut the sentiment from the Elegant Sentiments combo set (limited edition) in Dark Brown ink. 

Make a bow to fit the card front. Adhere to the card with glue dot or hot glue gun. Take the Decorative Arches and cut one to fit in the lower right corner and adhere. Apply a little of the green colour from the Zig pens to the edges, do the same for the remaining arch, tucking part of the arch under the ribbon as seen in the photo and adhere in place. Taking the Cardinals and holly leaf images, bring a little shape to them using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and adhere in place, trimming as needed. Apply glitter to the sentiment. When dry adhere to the card front with a hot glue gun.

Created By: Susan Smit

Stamp Mat Pad


3-D Crystal Lacquer


Spellbinders Tool N' One


Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit


Embossing Powder - White


Festive Holiday Die