We have a beautiful, dimensional Christmas card to share with you today, created by the super-talented DT member Christine. Christine has used a range of items from the brand-new Elegant Christmas collection, along with a selection of other Christmas-themed products from our website for glorious results.
Read on for a full step-by-step project tutorial, complete with full materials list. To view the product page for each individual product, simply click on the product name and you'll be directed to its dedicated page.
YOU WILL NEED:
- Elegant Christmas collection:
- Elegant Christmas 8x8” foiled paper pad
- Christmas Branch stamp and die set
- Poinsettia Bauble stamp and die set
- Snowflake Frame stamp and die set
- Basic Circles nesting die set
- Stamen die set
- Pearl card – Crystal White
- Mirror card – Silver
- Matt mirror card – Silver
- Glitter card – Silver
- A4 coloured paper pad – Pastel Sorbet
- WOW! clear embossing inkpad
- WOW! embossing powder – Silver Lace, Mercury Glass, and Polished Silver
- Sparkelicious Glitter – Crystal Crush, Diamanté Sparkle, Silver Crystal, Ice Princess, Snowflake Flurry, and Frosty Christmas
- Self-Adhesive Sparkles – Totally Turquoise
- Bling Box – Everyday Essentials
- Double-sided adhesive sheets
- Heat-resistant acetate
- Pinflair 3D glue gel
- Art Glitter Dries-Clear adhesive
- 3D foam pads on a roll
- Chisel-tip glue pen
- White 8x8” square card blank
- Manual die-cutting machine
1 Trim a sheet of silver mirror card to 7¾” square and affix to the card front using Dries-Clear adhesive. Trim Crystal White pearl card to 7½” square, add Silver Crystal glitter around the edges using Dries-Clear adhesive, and affix to the card front using Dries-Clear adhesive. Trim silver glitter card to 7¼” square and attach to the card using 3D foam pads. Trim a sheet of snowflake foiled paper from the Elegant Christmas foiled paper pad to 7” square, edge with Crystal Crush glitter using the chisel-tip glue pen and attach to the card front using foam pads.
2 Trim silver matt mirror card to 6¾” square. Trim Crystal White pearl card to 6½” square, edge with Silver Crystal Sparkelicious glitter using Dries-Clear adhesive. Trim a coordinating piece of blue foiled paper from the Elegant Christmas foiled paper pad to 6¼” square and edge with Crystal Crush Sparkelicious glitter using the chisel-tip glue pen. Matt and layer all three pieces onto the card front at an angle, as shown, using 3D foam pads.
3 Counting from the outside in, use the ninth die from the Basic Circles nesting die set to cut a circle from silver mirror card. Using the tenth die in from the same die set, cut a circle from Crystal White pearl card, edge with Crystal Crush Sparkelicious glitter using the chisel-tip glue pen. Matt and layer the circles onto the card front, as shown, using 3D foam pads.
4 Stamp the Snowflake Frame onto heat-resistant acetate using clear ink, cover with Mercury Glass embossing powder, and heat set. Infill some of the snowflakes using Silver Crystal, Ice Princess, and Diamanté Sparkle glitter. Add foam pads to the reverse of the acetate within the inner circle so that they won’t be visible and affix to the card front, as shown.
5 Using the largest circle from the Snowflake Frame stamp and die set, cut into silver glitter card and affix to the centre of the acetate snowflake frame using Dries-Clear adhesive. Using the next circle die in from the same set, cut into a piece of coordinating blue paper from the Pastel Sorbet coloured papers. Stamp the sentiment from the Snowflake Frame stamp and die set onto the blue paper using clear ink, cover with Polished Silver embossing powder and heat set. Edge with Crystal Crush glitter and affix to the card front, as shown.
6 Using the silver matt mirror card, cut two large and one medium flower from the Poinsettia stamp and die set. Cover a piece of Crystal White card with double-sided adhesive and, with the protective sheet still on, cut four large and two medium poinsettias from the same die set. Remove the protective sheet and cover with Frosty Christmas Sparkelicious glitter. Using 3D glue gel, layer the flowers together, as shown, with each flower having a silver matt mirror card base then two glittered layers. Cut stamens from silver mirror card using the Stamen die set, add a gem from the Everyday Essentials Bling Box to the centre, and affix to the flowers using 3D glue gel. Attach the poinsettias to the card front as shown.
7 Using the Christmas Branch stamp and die set, stamp five small branches onto heat-resistant acetate using clear embossing ink, cover with Mercury Glass embossing powder and heat set. Add some snowflakes from the Snowflake Flurry Sparkelicious glitter pot to the branches using Dries-Clear adhesive and arrange the branches around the flowers using 3D glue gel.
8 Using the snowflake die from the Snowflake Frame stamp and die set, cut two snowflakes from white card. Cover the snowflakes with clear ink, add Silver Lace embossing powder and heat set. Affix the snowflakes to the front of the card using dries-clear adhesive. Finally, add some self-adhesive crystals around the Snowflake Frame for finishing touches.
I hope you've found this beautiful card tutorial informative and that it's inspired you to create your own version!