Hello, hello! For those who celebrate Halloween, I wish you a fun & safe holiday!
My card, however, is showcasing the new Christmas Release Part 2 at the Scrapping Cottage! I'm loving the non-traditional colors of pink, teal, gold and white for the holidays! The star of the show on my card today is the new Poinsettia Floral die that I made into a wreath!
And of course it folds flat to fit inside an envelope! ☺
I LOVE these new dies from the Christmas Part 2 Release and there's a great variety with a whopping 36 dies in this collection! There's also a Christmas 1 Release so there's a ton of options and variety from cute snowmen to gingerbread kids to rustic wreaths, traditional poinsettias and more! The best part... all the individual dies from both of these releases are 30% off for a limited time!
CUTTING & SCORING:
Thick white cardstock:
(1) 4" x 10-1/2" and scored the longest side at 2-5/8" and 5-1/4"
(2) die cut largest of the Pierced Wide Circle Frame
Medium Teal cardstock:
5-1/2" x 4-1/4"
die cut Merry Christmas w/ Friends
Die cut Poinsettia Floral from the following colors:
(2) Medium Team
(1) Dark Teal
(2) Gold foil/metallic
1. With the white card, I folded the 2-5/8" portion up to the 5-1/4" score line and I placed the 2nd largest Pierced Circles die so that it cuts only half a circle then I taped with low-tack tape and cut it.
3. I glued the 2 Pierced Wide Circle Frames back-to-back.
*My photos do show that I added an acetate sheet in between my 2 circle frames because I thought I was going to add a "floating" sentiment in the middle of my wreath, but there wasn't enough room, so you can SKIP the acetate.
4. I added glue just underneath the bottom half of the circle opening on my card front as shown below, then attached the circle frames, centering them on the card front.
5. I added some Distress Oxide inks to my leaves and poinsettias, then misted with water to get that distress look. White they were still damp, I rolled the poinsettia leaves around something round like the handle of my pokey tool, or water brush etc to make them curl and give dimension before attaching together. To make them pop, I gave them white gel pen veins and highlights.
6. I arranged my pieces onto the white ring (circle frame) and when I was happy with the layout, I started gluing them down.
7. I decided where I wanted my holly leaves to be (to hold up my wreath) and I added dimensional tape to the back (see photo below for placement).
8. I glued my gold "Merry Christmas" to the bottom center and Voila!