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Intricate Christmas Easel

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Other Products: Die Cutting machine, Trimmer or Guillotine, Scoreboard, Scissors, Liquid glue, soft brush, white gesso or Ranger Distress Paint - picket fence, Navy cardstock, White cardstock, Silver glitter paper, Bone folder, White fine glitter, Ranger Distress Ink pads - Chipped Sapphire, Scattered Straw, Barn Door, Mowed Lawn; Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Cobalt, White fine glitter,

For more tips on creating with the Candlelit Christmas collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/PJeFD_d3AiM.

Instructions: Easel card measures - 5 inches by 7 inches. Cut a 5" x 7" piece of navy cardstock. To create 5" x 7" card base, cut a piece of navy cardstock 7" x 10" and then score at 5" and 8 1/2" (long side up). Fold using a bone folder along the score lines and adhere 5" x 7" piece of navy cardstock to create an easel card base.

To decorate inside of the card - cut one piece 6 7/8" by 4 7/8" of pattern paper from Candlelit Christmas Paper Collection, then die cut a pocket using Decorative Pocket Accents Die and adhere it inside the card. When applying wet glue make sure to leave space for the tag).

Die cut three pieces of the Intricate Swirl Frames Die in navy card stock. Stamp sentiment from Candlelit Poinsettia cling stamp set with Archival Jet Black Ink. Adhere stamped sentiment to the back of one navy piece, then adhere two more pieces there and then adhere all that to inside of the card (You could cut out a small piece from the die cut to make easel card mechanism more stable). Die cut a piece of Decorative Pocket Accents Die in silver glitter paper and adhere it inside of the card. To create a tag, cut a 2 7/8" x 4" piece of pattern paper with wishes and adhere white cardstock to the back and punch the corners out with corner rounder. Punch a hole with 1/8" punch and add a piece of white bakers twine, then place it in the pocket inside the card.

To decorate front of the card - die cut a frame of the Intricate Swirl Frames Die in silver glitter paper and adhere it to the card front. Cut a 4" x 6" piece of pattern paper and adhere it to the top of glitter paper.

Stamp the lantern image from Glow of Christmas Cling Stamp Set with Cobalt Archival Ink and colour it in with Distress inks (Chipped Sapphire, Scattered Straw) using Blender Marker. Die cut lantern image with matching die from Glow of Christmas dies and adhere two more die cuts of white card stock to the back of die cut lantern image and adhere it to the card front using 3D Foam pads.

Stamp the branch images from Glow of Christmas Cling Stamp Set with Jet Black Archival Ink and colour them in with Distress inks (Barn Door, Mowed Lawn) using Blender Marker. Die cut branch image with matching die from Glow of Christmas dies and adhere them to the card front.

Stamp poinsettia images from Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Cling Stamp set with Cobalt Archival Ink and colour them in with Manganese Blue Archival Ink using daubers. Stamp holly images from Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Cling Stamp set with Jet Black Archival Ink and colour them in with Distress inks (Barn Door, Mowed Lawn) using Blender Marker. Die cut poinsettias and holly images with matching die from Christmas Poinsettia & Holly, then place them in 3D Christmas Poinsettia Shaping Mold, spray them with water and run them through die cutting machine. Assemble poinsettia flowers using hot glue gun, add stamens and adhere them to the card base. Fill in composition with holly leaves.

For finishing touches tap the gesso on the leaves and flowers using soft brush. Apply clear glue and sprinkle the white fine glitter on the top to create the accents on flowers and leaves. Add Ice Stickles between flower stamens and to the lantern image. Leave the card to dry completely.



Created By: Katarzyna Ewa Blakala