Elegantly Framed Cardinals
Other Products: Ivory Cardstock, white cardstock, Snow Pen, Tea Dye and Broken China Distress Inks, red ribbon, Foam Tape, Copic Markers: E33, E35, E39, YG61, YG63, G99, R43, R24, R29, R59.
For more tips on creating with the Snowy Pines Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/nVtKVcgg530.
For more ideas on creating with the Decorative Royale Square & Circle Dies, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/tqmtn_TiVVw.
Instructions: Card size: 6 x 6”. Start with 12 x 6” ivory cardstock, score at 6” then fold. Cut a kraft Courtyard Elegance using the smaller square die for the outside edge. Use circle dies to make a center circle out of Courtyard Elegance die cut and a frame out of ivory cardstock for the circle “hole”. Cut a piece of light green Snowy Pines decorative paper to fit backside of the kraft die cut then cut the same circle from the center (save the circle). Cut the circle out of the card base front in the center, draw it first to make sure it is in the right spot using the kraft/decorative paper die cut as a guide. Glue the die cut to the front of card then glue the ivory frame over edge of opening.
Stamp Cardinals, at least 8 small pine cones, 4 each of the 2 pine boughs using black, die cut then color with Copics listed above or similar. Make a wreath using cut up pine boughs and the pine cones. Insert ribbon bow towards bottom curling ribbon tails up the wreath, adhering ribbon as you go. Glitter the entire front of card. Use dries white or a Snow Pen on the pine cones, glitter then heat to puff or set.
Cut another Courtyard Elegance out of ivory this time. Glue the light green decorative paper to the center after sponging edges with blue ink. Glue a piece of light green decorative paper to fit inside of card. Glue the ivory Courtyard Elegance to the green. Cut 4 strips of kraft cardstock at 1/4" each x 6”. Glue them down (bottom and top first then sides) to the outside edges like a log frame. Add Snow Pen and glitter to the branches of the Cardinals then heat to puff. Glue and pop the Cardinals to the center, add snowflakes around using Snow Pen, heat to puff. Add glitter to the whole center circle avoiding birds.
Stamp Merry Christmas on ivory using Vermillion. Die cut with the Banner die (shortening). Sponge the edges with Tea Dye. Glue it at an angle to the inside circle toward the top.