Other products: White 120 lb. card stock, 80 lb. violet card stock, double sided tape, Copics: V09, V06, V04, V01, C1, C3 and C5
Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8Mj-EfcDvs for shaping tips and techniques on the poinsettia flower and holly leaves.
Instructions: Create a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base and cut a violet card stock base layer at 4" x 5 1/4". Reserve the remainder of the card stock. Select the designer mat from Celebrate the Season Paper Collection. I used the one with the little poinsettia in the bottom right hand corner. The layers were applied with double sided tape.
To create some dimensional images that will be able to go through the mail, stamp the mittens, skates and poinsettia on X-Press It Blending Card. Color using V09, V06, V04, V01, C1, C3 and C5.
To add texture to the mittens, 70% alcohol was applied to some textured cloth. The cloth was placed on top of the colored mittens with my palm over it for 3 -4 seconds. When the image dried, the texture from the cloth popped up on your colored image. (Have fun trying this technique with a variety of clothes with various textures on your other projects.)
Die cut the colored images. Now, use the reserved dark violet card stock that was used on the base layer to die cut two skates and two mittens. Layer the skate die cuts with foam dots in-between each layer. This will allow the skates to pop up from the rest of the card.
The poinsettia was shaped using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Express-O Yourself Prills were added to the center of the poinsettia.
For a little added pop, 3-D Crystal Lacquer was applied to the skate blades and topped off with White Gala Glitz. The Gala Glitz is chunky and really gives the appearance of snow and ice crystals on the blades.
Adhere the skates, mittens and poinsettia with foam dots and Designer dries Clear Adhesive and enjoy!