This project shows how to make a lovely layered Christmas card using the Sue Wilson Christmas rose die and coordinating stamp set along with the John Lockwood Christmas shades 8″ x 8″ collection paper pad.
The sentiment has been curved for added depth to the project. Glossy accents help highlight the soft tones on the Christmas roses.
Here is a close up of the flowers.
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Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200
Spellbinders Tool in One : WIZTOOL
Low Tack Tape : 3MTAPEMAG
Foundations Coconut Card : 40980
Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud ~ Chic Moss : CSPMCCMOSS
Tim Holtz Mini Ink Pads Peeled Paint :DPMPEEL
& Shabby Shutters : DPMSHAB
Tim Holtz Distress Marker Pens :
& Picket Fence : DMPICKET
Archival Black Ink Pad : ARCHBLKSM
Adhesive Eraser : CEADERASER
Creative Expressions Mini Smoothies : CESMOOTHMINI
Ranger Glossy Accents : ACCENTGLOS
Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE
Step by Step Instructions
Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make this soft toned Christmas card using the Christmas rose stamps with matching dies along with the Christmas rose sentiment panel. The products needed are the Creative Expressions John Lockwood Christmas rose stamp set, the borders & flourishes stamp set and also the Creative Expressions John Lockwood Christmas shades 8″ x 8“ collection paper pad. The Sue Wilson noble collection ~ ornate pierced designs, the classic adorned die & the ornate holly framed peace are also used. The Christmas rose die and Creative Expressions Christmas rose pre cut stamps work hand in hand and a full list of products used are on the page before.
Step 2. Select a sentiment from the Creative Expressions John Lockwood Christmas rose stamp set and place it on your work surface with the flat side facing upwards. This will allow the stamp to be picked up and not distorted then placing it on your block.
Step 3. Place an acrylic block onto the stamp and press it firmly in place.
Step 4. Use a piece of Foundations coconut card and ink the stamp up using the black archival ink pad. Place the card on the Phill Martin stamping mat.
Step 5. If this is the first use with the clear stamp then stamp the image onto a scrap piece of card as this first image will be a faint one.
Step 6. Ink the stamp up again and stamp the image onto the coconut card for a lovely crisp image.
Step 7. Either use the die CED6105 Sintra that co-ordinates with the die set or cut around the edge of the stamped image leaving a faint white line as you go.
Step 8. Select the Tim Holtz shabby shutters & the peeled paint distress marker pens to colour the ivy leaves. Spun sugar has been added to the edges of the Christmas rose and picket fence in the middle. Use a water brush to blend the 2 colours together and then add the mustard seed marker in the centre of the flowers.
Step 9. Once the ink is dry add some of the glossy accents over the coloured areas of the image and set a side to dry. Go carefully around the small ivy leaves using a pokey tool if you need to remove any excess liquid.
Step 10. Once dry you will have a lovely gloss on the ivy, coloured in Christmas roses with ivy leaves to compliment the design.
Step 11. Select the Sue Wilson noble collection ~ ornate pierced designs, the classic adorned die & the ornate holly framed peace.
Step 12. Here you can see the Sue Wilson ornate holly frame fits perfectly around the Christmas rose sentiment cut out.
Step 13. Place the large pierced die from the ornate pierced die set on a piece of the green tone John Lockwood paper, also add the solid die from the classic adorned design die and swirl embossed die on a piece of the coconut card. Use the holly die on a piece of the coconut card along with 1 small Christmas rose die (the larger one as shown here isn`t needed), a small leaf from the same set and a small rose centre die all on the coconut card. Cut and then emboss the die shapes through the Grand Calibur. This can be done in one pass on the A4 platform.
Step 14. So now you have the main elements cut for the project. You will also need 5 more small roses and 5 more of the leaf die shapes.
Step 15. So the holly die has a darker background use the solid die which is just a little larger than the holly die to cut an aperture from the green pierced paper (this will save on your paper) as this area will be covered by the embossed coconut panel.
Step 16. Take the adhesive rubber and remove any sticky marks made by the low tack tape. This will ensure the ink will lay perfectly on the die cut shapes.
Step 17. Ink up the co-ordinating Christmas rose stamp with some black archival ink and then press the die cut onto the inked stamp.
Step 18. This is the result when the die was stamped afterwards, you might want to stamp and the die cut the image ~ it`s up to you which way you craft.
Step 19. Colour in the Christmas roses using the same spun sugar, mustard seed and picket fence distress markers and blend with the water brush.
Step 20. Snip into the rose flower and shape each petal so it gives the flower more movement. Repeat the process on the other 5 roses also colour the leaves in using the green tone distress inks.
Step 21. Take a piece of the Creative Expressions John Lockwood Christmas shades 8″ x 8“ collection paper pad with the small ivy paper on it. Distress the edges of the sheet by applying the Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer chic moss colour cloud on Creative Expressions smoothie.
Step 22. Mat the distress paper pad panel onto a base card made by joining 2 pieces of coconut card and cut to 21cm x 21cm and then cut a coconut panel measuring 17cm x 17cm.
Step 23. Add the solid ivy corner stamp from the John Lockwood Christmas borders & Flourishes clear stamp set onto an acrylic block and stamp each corner using the black archival ink. (remember to stamp on a piece of scrap paper if it`s the first impression you are making to prime the stamp.
Step 24. Distress the edges of the stamped ivy corner card using the chic moss colour cloud and also distress the embossed panel shown on the top with the same colour to pick up the embossed areas. Mount the ivy panel onto the base card using foam tape and repeating the same method when adding the 2 larger frames.
Step 25. Mount the paper pad panel again using foam tape and then add the holly die shape which has had the edges distressed with the chic moss ink. Curve the Merry Christmas ~ rose sentiment and place 3 foam pads down the centre of the sentiment (on the reverse) and one either side to add depth the sentiment.
Step 26. Lay the roses onto the design to see how they will fit on the project.
Step 27. You may wish to add some glossy accents to run the theme through the card and it make the roses pop nicely once they are dry. Don`t use to much glossy accents as it will run down and well into the centre of the flower.
Step 28. Add the flowers to the corners of the design making sure you have 3 in the bottom left hand side of the card. Add sprigs of the foliage behind the roses. Use just the top 3 leaves behind the single rose and add the excess leaves in the 3 rose arrangement.
Step 29. Here is the single rose and this rose was stamped first and then die cut so you can see if there was any difference in 2 ways of cutting / stamping the rose.
Step 30. The mustard seed Christmas rose centres have been added after the glossy accent for added texture.
Step 31. So a lovely textured card with lots of soft tones throughout.
Step 32. The photo to the right just shows the roses closer and the depths the panels bring to the project.
Step 33. The finished card with the detail from the ivy stamp working with the same ivy in the paper pad.
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