Shadow Box Poinsettias
Other Products: Pearl White Metallic Cardstock, Diecutting Machine, VersaMark, WOW Metallic Silver Sparkle Embossing Glitter, Archival Ink - Cobalt Blue and Watering Can, Silver Ribbon, Misti, Hot Glue Gun, Watercolor Paper, Silb=ver Cardstock, Wink of Stella, Blue Gala Glitz
For more tips on creating with the Festive Winterscapes Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/3K3j7I16JBI.
For more tips on creating with the Candlelit Christmas collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/PJeFD_d3AiM.
Instructions: Card size is 5 x 7”. Score and fold 10 x 7” Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper at 5” on the long side. Cut silver cardstock 4 7/8 x 6 7/8” and adhere to card base. Cut two pieces of blue paper from the Festive Winterscapes Paper Collection 4 3/4 x 6 3/4”, ink the edges with Archival Cobalt Blue ink and adhere one piece to the inside of the card and one piece to the front of the card base. Stamp the sentiment inside the card from the Noel Sentiments Stamp set using cobalt blue ink.
Create a 5 x 5” shadow box. Score a 7 x 11 1/2” piece of Deluxe flower Shaping Paper on the short side at 1/2”, 1”, 6” and 6 1/2”. Score both sides on the long side at 1/2”, 1”, 6” and 6 1/2”. Trim the right top and bottom score lines off up to the first vertical score line, use scissor to cut tabs. (See sample on my blog.) Use the Cut Mat Create Die to cut the aperture in the front of the box. Cut blue paper from the paper collection x2 4 7/8 x 4 7/8”, x4 3/8 x 4 7/8” and ink the edges with cobalt blue. Use the Cut Mat Create 2A die to cut the aperture in one of the 4 7/8 x 4 7/8” pieces for the front of the shadow box. Adhere the papers to the box prior to assembling. Cut one of the scenes from the 6 x 6” card panels from the paper collection and adhere to a piece of silver cardstock and adhere inside the box. Use a paint brush to add dries clear glue to the scene and sprinkle with Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter. Finish folding at all score lines and adhere to form the shadow box. Randomly add glitter to the paper on the outside of the box.
Stamp the Christmas tree, the lamppost, the carolers, the dog and the wreath on watercolor paper. Stamp the tree and the wreath with Archival Olive and the carolers, dog and lamppost with Archival Watering Can ink. Color the tree using Bamboo leaves ink, color the other images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, Carmine Red, Green, Yellow, Beige, Blue and Gray. Brush all images with Wink of Stella. Adhere inside the shadow box using dimensional dots.
Stamp the Christmas Poinsettias and Holly leaves on Pearl White Metallic Cardstock using VersaMark, sprinkle with WOW Metallic Silver Sparkle Embossing Glitter and heat set using the Heat It Tool. Add a little cobalt blue ink to the centers of the poinsettias and holly leaves, diecut and shape using the 3D Christmas Poinsettia Shaping Mold. Press down in the centers of the flowers using the stylus and adhere two flowers together making sure to offset them. Add glue to the centers of the flowers and add Blue Gala Glitz.
Using the largest Ticket and Tags Die, cut two tags from silver cardstock. Using the next size die, cut paper from the collection, ink the edges and adhere to silver tag. Cut reinforcements from silver cardstock and adhere to the tag. Add silver ribbon to each tag and adhere the tags to the right side of card base. Adhere shadow box on the left side of the base. Cut the decorative Ornament tag and the Starry Night Border from silver cardstock, trim the Starry Night Border diecut to fit on the inside top of the aperture.
Adhere the decorative tag diecut to the top of the shadow box. Stamp the Merry Christmas on blue designer paper using VersaMark, cover with WOW Metallic Silver Sparkle Embossing Glitter and heat set using the Heat It Tool. Cut with the inside die, ink the edges and adhere to decorative tag.
Adhere the poinsettias and holly leaves to the left and bottom of the shadow box and adhere one on the right side as pictured. Add a silver bow.