Sunday, August 15, 2021

Christmas Leaves

Welcome to my blog!  Today I'm excited to share my first project using brand new products from Scrappy Tails Crafts!  If you'd like to see all the goodies in the Countdown to Christmas collection, click HERE.

Let's check out my card shall we?


I knew when I saw the Assorted Christmas Leaves die set that I had to have this fantastic set in my stash.  When I sat down with it to cut apart the individual dies, I started to imagine the leaves clustered together in a wreath pattern.  I made a loose sketch and got right to it!

My first step was to pick a color scheme.  I opted for a non-tradtional Christmas color scheme.  I pulled several colors of cardstock from my stash and got to cutting.



Next I cut some scrap pieces of paper into a circle and a square.  I needed to have a template of sorts to work with to make sure I got the spacing correct.  I played around for some time trying to figure out what layout I liked best.  I settled on the one below.  I carefully placed Press 'n Seal over it all and pressed down firmly.


I flipped the whole thing over and removed the white square.


Then I carefully added small dots of liquid adhesive over the leaves.  I flipped it back to the front and glued the leaves to a 5 1/2" square white panel.


I peeled off the Press 'n Seal and the white circle scrap.  I glued a circle cut from silver foil in the center.


Next I stamped the candle from the Candle Light Poinsettia (an older set) with Versamark ink.  Then I sprinkled on silver embossing powder.  I heated it with my heat tool until melted.  I also stamped the sentiment from the same set with a coordinating pink ink.

I used pink, green, blue and yellow inks that I smooshed on my craft mat and a water brush to lightly paint the images.  I used a Versamark marker to run along the outside edge of the circle.  Again I used silver embossing powder.


I set that piece aside while I created my card base.  I needed a base that was going to be 5 3/4" square.  The cardstock that matched was only 11" long.  I needed 11 1/2".  So I cut one piece 5 3/4" square and the other piece 5 3/4" x 6 1/4".  I scored the larger piece on the 6 1/4" side at 1/2".  I folded it, added some strong adhesive and glued the other panel on top.  You can see in the photo below how I attached it.  Now I was set with the right size base!


I added a generous amount of silver splatters to the leaves panel.  Then I added foam tape to the back of the stamped circle and adhered both to the card base.

For my finishing touches I added Stickles to the flame and the berries.  Then I kind of went crazy with the Metallic Silver Lining Nuvo drops.






I hope you'll check out all the amazing goodies in the store at Scrappy Tails Crafts!  And if you want to save 10% off your purchase, use code STCBLOG!

Have a most amazing day!
~Kristina

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Nesting Circle dies - Waffle Flower
Nesting Circle dies - Waffle Flower
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Teflon bone folder
Teflon bone folder
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Neenah Solar White
Neenah Solar White
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue
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VersaMark Watermark ink pad
VersaMark Watermark ink pad
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Silver cardstock - Lawn Fawn
Silver cardstock - Lawn Fawn
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Therm O Web Foam Tape
Therm O Web Foam Tape
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Crystal Stickles
Crystal Stickles
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Versamark Pen
Versamark Pen
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Heat Tool
Heat Tool
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Ranger Tim Holtz Water Brush - Fine Brush
Ranger Tim Holtz Water Brush - Fine Brush
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Silver embossing Powder - Hero Arts
Silver embossing Powder - Hero Arts
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Assorted Christmas Leaves dies - Scrappy Tails Crafts
Assorted Christmas Leaves dies - Scrappy Tails Crafts
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Candle Light Poinsettia - Scrappy Tails Crafts
Candle Light Poinsettia - Scrappy Tails Crafts
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Large Stitched Circle dies - Sunny Studio
Large Stitched Circle dies - Sunny Studio
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Silver Lining - Nuvo Drops
Silver Lining - Nuvo Drops
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