I have had a rough week this week. I was trying to create 2 different home decor holiday projects that became epic failures and I am pretty bummed about it. I definitely have to work out some kinks and share those projects later. But, to remind myself that I still have some crafty mojo, I decided to make another beginner-friendly holiday card for this week’s tutorial. I am creating what I call the Winter Prism non-traditional holiday card because it features the Winter Prism dies from Honey Bee Stamps and non-traditional holiday colors. There are a lot of other holidays that happen at this time of year and sometimes I need a holiday card that isn’t necessarily Christmas-specific. I also just love shades of blue and metallics on holiday cards because they are not only beautiful together but also work nicely to transition a design into a winter card if needed after the holidays are over. Much like last week’s card, the die set featured here is also super versatile in that changing the card stock colors you use with the layers can completely change the feel of the card.
Check out the video tutorial below or scroll down for instructions with photos:
Stamp the “Wishing You Joy” sentiment from the Gina K Designs Seasonal Greetings stamp set on to a piece of white cardstock using navy ink; I used Gina K Designs In The Navy ink and a Misti stamp press. Die cut out the greeting using the longest banner die from the Honey Bee Stamps Sentiment Banners die set.
Create a top-folding A2-sized card base by cutting a piece of metallic silver card stock to 4.25″ x 11″ and folding in half at the 5.5″ mark. Using the Winter Prism Coverplate dies from Honey Bee Stamps, die cut the Top die out of navy card stock, die cut the Middle die out of silver glitter paper and the Base die out of lighter blue cardstock. Die cut 4 of the poinsettias with the Spellbinders Ornament Glimmer & Die set from White card stock, 5 small leaves out of gray-green card stock (only 4 shown in photo) and 3 flower centers form metallic silver card stock. The specific colors of cardstock I used are shown in the supply list below
Step Three – Assemble the Card
Using liquid adhesive, add glue to the back of the Winter Prism base layer die cut and adhere to the front of the card base by matching up the edges. Repeat with the middle Winter Prism layer and adhere on top of the base layer. Finally, repeat with the top Winter Prism layer and adhere on top of the middle layer. Adhere the greeting banner about 3/4 of the way down on the card front letting the banner ends hang off the card front on either side.
Glue two of the poinsettia die cuts together, offsetting the leaves and glue one of the centers into the middle of this double flower. Adhere the remaining centers into each middle of the two single layer flowers. Adhere one of the poinsettias and one leaf into the lower left corner of the card front below the banner as shown; it will overhang the side of the card. Add foam dots to the back of the double poinsettia and adhere to the right side of the card base, above the banner as shown in the photo. Glue two of the leaves to the left side of the flower and add a third leaf to the lower right side of this flower, slightly overlapping the banner (not pictured but shown in the final photos). Finally, adhere the last poinsettia above and slightly behind the double flower and glue the last leaf above this flower to the right; both the flower and leaf will overhang the side of the card base.
Add three dots of Nuvo Glitter Drops in Honey Gold to the centers of each poinsettia. Add five gold sequins around the flowers in a pleasing design and adhere down with glue. Once dry, trim off the portions of the sentiment banner, flowers and leaves that overhang the sides of the card base. Enjoy!
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