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Golden Wreath And Gate

Other products: Copic X-Press paper, gold mirror, & black 12" X 12" paper, Versamark ink, Stazon Jet Black ink, one large & one small gold brads, gold seed beads, gold string beads, glue, & pop-dots, Copic markers C7, 5, 3, 1, & 0

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

Instructions: Cut a 12" X 4 1/4" piece of black cardstock, score at 6" and fold. Place die over this piece lining up top point of post to top of paper. Line up your top plate of die cutting machine to just below finials of posts and tape in place. Run through die cutting machine. This will cut through only where you have placed the top plate & not through the entire card base. Stamp the gate onto white Copic paper with black Memento ink. Cut with matching die. Color posts using C5, 3, 1, & 0. Color the latch using C7, 5, & 3. Stamp wreath and sentiment onto black cardstock with Versamark, dust with embossing powder and heat set. Cut wreath with matching die. Center and cut sentiment with banner die from Heroes set. Stamp one set of poinsettia & holly onto white cardstock with Versamark, dust with embossing powder and heat set. Cut these with matching die. Stamp three sets of poinsettia & holly and one of the mittens onto gold mirror paper using Stazon ink. Let dry a few minutes and then cut with matching dies. Shape petals and leaves using above video. Make a poinsettia by alternating one gold, one white and then again gold petals. Stack and off-set one white and one gold holly. Glue gold beads to centers as pictured. Shape mittens a bit and glue a gold bead to center of snowflake. Glue gold bead string to fence to appear as garland. Add pop-dots to back of each mitten and attach bow to fence with a small gold brad. Bend sentiment banner and attach arrow end to fourth post from the left with a large gold brad. Glue other end of banner between the last two posts on the right. Glue the holly cluster as pictured. Glue a small piece of bead string to arrow point. Glue fence to card base, lining up post on the top. Glue wreath to center post and glue two gold holly and poinsettia to top center of wreath. Glue small beads to the wreath to finish your card.

Created By: Maureen Russell

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