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Purple Poinsettias Cluster And Sleigh

Other products: White, light aqua, dark green, and teal cardstock, Studio G turquoise ink, Sparkle Mod-Podge, hand dyed seam binding, aqua seed beads, Grape & Lilac Posies Fireworks Spray, Tattered Angels Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist, Tonic Wisteria Purple Crystal Drops, Silver Stickles, Diamond Dust (Twinklets), Copic markers BG75, 72, 18, 000, V06, 05, YG63, 61, C3, 1, & 00, white Jellyroll pen, & glue

Watch this video for shaping tips and techniques on the poinsettia flower and holly leaves.

Instructions: Make the Gate Fold card base by cutting teal cardstock 6" X 11". Score on the 6" vertical side at 2 3/4", flip card base to other end and score again at 2 3/4", fold flaps toward center. Cut two 2 5/8" X 5 7/8" mats from white cardstock. Cut two 2 1/2" X 5 3/4" of  purple from paper pad. Cut two 2 1/4" X 5 1/2" of light aqua from paper pad. Cut a 1" X 5 7/8" piece of white cardstock and die cut with ribbon thread border die. String seam binding through this piece. Make a five loop bow and set this aside for now. Glue mats together, white, purple and light aqua in that order. Glue the ribbon border to the right side of one of the mats. Glue these mats to the front flaps, with the ribbon border on the left flap. Glue the bow at the top of this flap as pictured. Stamp sleigh onto light aqua cardstock with turquoise ink. Color the outer edges and swirls using markers BG75, 18, 72, & 000. Stamp the sentiment with the same ink. Cut with matching die. Add accents with jellyroll pen. Glue this to the left flap lining up left side & bottom of sleigh. Be careful not to get any glue on the right flap. Add the crystal drops. You can add them directly to the sleigh, or dot them on waxed paper, let dry and then glue on. I prefer this method so I am sure not to smudge them. You can also use flat back pre-make pearls if you wish.

Die cut two of the lacey pieces from white cardstock and the Arianna Lace die. Press the front of these pieces into the glue pad, then sprinkle on diamond dust and shake off excess. Off set & glue these two pieces together. Glue this to left flap, overlapping the bow and sleigh a little as pictured. Stamp onto white cardstock with black ink, one set of skates, six large sets of poinsettia, eight sets of small poinsettia. Spritz all poinsettia petals, first with Grape & then Lilac Posies, set aside to dry. Lightly sponge turquoise ink on holly leaves and then spritz with Dazzling Diamonds. When these are dry follow video for shaping and add "Ice Queen" Prills to poinsettia centers and seed beads to holly centers. Die cut three small flourishes from Arianna die using dark green cardstock and brush on Mod-Podge and let dry. Color skates using C3, 1, & 00. Use C3 for blades and RV06 & 05 for laces. Add Stickles to blades. When all pieces are dry glue skates to "snowflake" and then glue three holly & one small poinsettia to center. Glue one large & one small poinsettia, & three holly to sleigh as pictured. Glue three flourishes to right flap, then arrange two large and two small poinsettia & six holly on top of them as pictured.

For the inside of the card, I cut a 6" X 6" card front panel from the paper pad with the gate at the bottom and trimmed it to fit as the inside of my card. I stamped the sentiment inside and colored the leaves with YG63, & 61, then decorated the berries with the crystal drops to finish the card.

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