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Hi, I'm Pam and thank you for visiting my blog. I have been making cards for over 10 years and am an independent demonstrator for Creative Expressions. I am lucky enough to teach on cruise ships and also get the chance to demo at The Big Stamping and Scrapbooking Show at Alexander Palace. I run workshops for a local craft shop and if anyone would like details of the them please e-mail me at stephen.smith870@ntlworld.com I love to scrapbook but my all time favourite thing is to get messy with ink!

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Holly Trees

Good Morning All and a very Happy Thursday.

I've got another Christmas card for you this week that's quick to make and another way to use your Festive Collection - Christmas Joy Wreath Dies.

So let's get started.....

In the Die set, there are 2 holly dies, one is the main background die and the other is the overlay.
Die the cut the background holly using Foundations card Brunswick Green and the overlay from Foundations Ruby Card.
Cut 6 of these and glue together with Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue.
Glue the bottom layer of wreaths into position on a square of Coconut White Card.  Slightly overlap the wreaths.

Add the next two rows still overlapping.

Cut a tree pot from a piece of the Ruby card.  Add a strip of Brunswick Green across it.
Glue underneath the tree.

Emboss a larger square of Coconut White with the A4 Tied Holly Folder.
Matt and layer onto the Green and Ruby card.

Add the main image onto the card.
Die cut a bow using the Finishing Touches - Classic 3D Itty Bitty Bows from the same green card.  Glue into shape then glue onto the pot.
Add a small Black Dazzler to the centre of the bow.
Ink up the Noel stamp from the Holly Wreath Elements Stamp Set with Black Archival Ink.  Stamp onto Coconut White card.  Heat emboss with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Powder.
Cut to size then matt and layer as before.  Add to the card with 3d foam pads.

And there's the finished card!  Hope you like it!  The size of the blank card is 8x8.

While you're reading this, I'll be working on a ship in the Caribbean, in fact I'll be there until January 4th.  I do have projects lined up for while I'm away so please stop by and take a look.

I'll be posting photos on Facebook of our travels and checking in on there, to let people know where we are.  If you want to see, please add me as a friend...my name on there is Pam Smith.

Many thanks for stopping by and leaving comments.  Everything used is from Creative Expressions.

Until next time, have a happy, crafty week!

5 comments:

A Happercrafter6 said...

Good morning. This is a different idea and looks so effective.
Jan
Northampton

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Pam, I really like this unusual card. Makes a change now as I am tiring of Christmas cards. X Ros

Anne said...

This is lovely, Pam - so different.

Anne (Northampton)

nancyd said...

Morning Pam, this is a fabulous idea great for batch card making will definitely be doing some of these for my club.
Nancydcxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Pam this is a gorgeous Christmas card I love the design. Enjoy your cruise I will be following your exploits on Facebook. Hugs Jackie