Today's charming Christmas card, using the brand-new Candy Cane Lane collection, is super-sweet and is bound to put a smile on the recipient's face! Our super-talented Design Team member, Rebecca, has crafted this creation using a variety of techniques.
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:
- Candy Cane Lane collection
- Starry Sky stamp set
- Sparkelicious glitter – Sugared Blue, Crystallina, Snowball, and Red Poinsettia
- WOW! embossing powder – Winter Water, Clear Gloss, and Opaque White
- Pearl card – Crystal White
- Self-adhesive Sparkles – Beautiful Blues
- Kraft card
- White card
- A selection of alcohol markers
- Versafine Onyx black inkpad
- Dries-white glue
- Art Glitter Dries-clear PVA glue with fine-tip applicator
- WOW! clear embossing inkpad
- Pinflair 3D glue gel
- Chisel-tip glue pen
- Foam pads on a roll
- 8x8” scalloped kraft card blank
- Heat tool
- Die-cutting machine
1 Take a sheet of patterned paper and cut to 7½” square. Affix to the card blank using foam pads. Trim a sheet of white card to 7¼” square and edge with a chisel-tip glue pen, then cover in Crystallina Sparkelicious glitter. Affix to the card using foam pads. Trim another sheet of patterned paper to 7” square and affix to the card using dries-clear glue.
2 Trim a sheet of white card to 6¼” square, edge in Crystallina Sparkelicious glitter, and affix to the card on an angle using foam pads. Trim a sheet of patterned paper down to 6” square and affix to the card using dries-clear glue.
3 Trim a sheet of kraft card down to 6¼” square and affix to the card using foam pads. Trim Crystal White pearl card to 6” square. Stamp out the starry star background twice using a clear embossing inkpad and heat-emboss using Winter Water embossing powder. Affix to the card using dries-clear glue.
4 Stamp out the candy canes onto white card and die-cut using the coordinating dies. Colour in every other section using a red alcohol marker then apply dries-clear glue to these areas. Cover in Red Poinsettia glitter. Affix to the card using foam pads.
5 Stamp out the gingerbread man onto kraft card using a clear embossing inkpad and heat-emboss using Opaque Bright White embossing powder. Die-cut using the coordinating die. Apply dries-clear glue all over the gingerbread man and cover in Snowball Sparkelicious glitter. Affix to the card using a double layer of foam pads. Stamp out the gingerbread man again along with a Santa hat, this time onto white cardstock, using a black inkpad and then heat-emboss using Clear Gloss embossing powder. Carefully, cut out the clothes and die-cut the hat. Colour in using alcohol markers. Decorate using Red Poinsettia and Sugared Blue Sparkelicious glitter. Add a few candies also. Affix to the gingerbread man using foam pads.
6 Die-cut the Merry Christmas Star from blue paper. Add a self-adhesive sheet to white cardstock then carefully peel off the backing a stick the blue star on. Carefully, trim around and then cover in Snowball Sparkelicious glitter. Affix to the card using foam pads.
7 Stamp out the bow twice onto white cardstock using a black ink and heat-emboss using Clear Gloss embossing powder. Colour in using a red alcohol marker. Die-cut one layer using the coordinating die and carefully cut out the other layer, trimming away the top of the bow. Cover both layers in Dries-Clear glue and then in Red Poinsettia Sparkelicious glitter. Once dry, add the whole layer to the card using 3D glue gel. For the second layer, curl using you finger and thumb and then affix to the card using 3D glue gel. Add a candy to the centre. Finally, add a few candies and Self-adhesive Sparkles to the background.
I hope you've found this great card tutorial informative and that it's inspired you to create your own version!