Monday, December 22, 2014

Noel Christmas Banner

Hi everyone, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you. 
I've created a banner today using the Vintage Rose Garden papers, which worked beautifully for a vintage Christmas colour scheme. 
Here's my tutorial. 
Cut one each of Holly & Berry Flourish, Christmas Lace, Holly Branch Flourish, and Christmas Fir Trees from Pearl Coredinations Gemstones cardstock.
Cut four bunting shapes from Vintage Rose Garden paper.
Accent areas of your diecuts using markers.  The Gemstones cardstock tends to soften the colours nicely.
Attach bunting pieces to seam binding using a strong glue.  Adhere diecut shapes using the new Two-Way Glue Pen, and heat embossed chipboard lettering.  Embellish with Couture Creations Pearls.
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Christmas Wreath Tutorial

Hi everyone,
I've created a special wreath to decorate my home for Christmas this year, and wanted to share this tutorial with you.

Wrap a styrofoam wreath with fabric of your choice. (I cut strips of organza approximately 7cm wide)
Cut Holly & Berry Flourish in red and green Coredinations Glittersilk cardstock and trim green die-cut and layer as shown.
Cut two of Christmas Star from white and silver Coredinations Glittersilk, and layer with the silver stars in the center.
 Adhere Holly & Berry Flourish on top.  Attach to top of wreath.
Cut Christmas Fir Trees from white and green Glittersilk cardstock  and add a little "snow" using white paint or medium.  Cut Reindeer's Sleigh from red Glittersilk.  Cut a piece of acetate and attach to back of wreath.  Adhere trees and sleigh.  Spray acetate from behind with white mist to create a snowing effect.  Allow to dry then spray with a clear coat varnish, or fixative so it won't wipe off.
Cut two Holly Branch Flourish and attach to bottom of wreath.  Embellish with red Gemstones. 
Cut Merry Christmas and attach to acetate.
Cut four Christmas Branch from green Glittersilk cardstock and bend fronds up a little to create dimension and attach.

And you are done! 
Here's a few more close-ups....

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