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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, Ranger Clear Gesso, White cardstock, Circle punch, Silver foil paper, Bone folder, 13arts Silver Glitter Acrylic Paint, Ranger Distress Ink pads - Chipped Sapphire, Barn Door, Mowed Lawn; Ranger Glitter Glue - Ice Stickles

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

Instructions: Card measures - 6 inches by 6 inches. To create 6" x 6" card base - cut a 6" x 12" piece of white cardstock and then score it at 6" (long side up). Fold using bone folder along the score lines. Cut a 6" x 12" piece from paper collection and score it at 4", 6" and 8" (long side up).

To decorate the interior of the card - cut a 6" x 12" piece from paper collection and score it at 4", 6" and 8" (long side up). Fold it as shown and adhere it to the centre of the card. Die cut two decorative strips of the Starry Night Decorative Die from silver foil paper. Cut out the 3" x 4" wishes from paper collection and adhere decorative strips and then 3" x 4" piece of white cardstock on the back. Punch two circles from white cardstock and fold them in half then adhere them to the card and then glue the decorative panel to them. Let the card dry off, then gently fold it and start decorating its front.

To decorate front of the card - cut out 6" x 6" piece from paper collection and adhere it to the card front. Die cut two pieces of the Starry Night Decorative Die in white cardstock distress it with Chipped Sapphire ink using douber and adhere them to the card front. Die cut silver piece from the Albums Tags and Accents, then using the same die set cut matching accent from paper collection. Adhere paper collection piece to the top of silver foil piece, stamp sentiment from Candlelit Poinsettia cling stamp set with Archival Jet Black Ink, wait till the ink dries off completely and then adhere it to the centre of the card front using 3D foam circles.

Stamp the few 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 few poinsettia images from Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Cling Stamp set with Jet Black Archival Ink and colour them in with Barn Door Distress ink using dauber. Stamp few 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. Apply clear gesso to the poinsettias and holly leaves (make sure to wash your brush after using each colour) and leave them to dry off completely. Assemble poinsettia flowers using hot glue gun and adhere them to the card base. Fill in composition with holly leaves and red wire stamens.

For finishing touches, tap the gesso and silver glitter acrylic paint to the leaves and flowers using soft brush. Add Ice Stickles between flower stamens and add them to the lantern image. Leave the card to dry off completely.



Created By: Katarzyna Ewa Blakala