Get in the mood to drive home for Christmas with this delightful Christmas card, made using the latest release - Candy Cane Lane. Our super-talented Design Team member, Christine has created this bold, attention-grabbing card featuring a variety of great 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
- Driving Home for Christmas stamp and die set
- Candy Cane Lane 8x8” paper pad
- Gingerbread House stamp and die set
- 8x8” Snowflake Frames metal die set
- 8x8” Fancy Ovals metal die set
- Snowflake Flurry stamp and die set
- Pearl card – Crystal White and Mars
- Red mirror card
- White A4 cardstock
- Spectrum Noir Finesse Alcohol-Proof inkpad – Noir Black
- WOW! clear embossing inkpad
- WOW! embossing powder – Red Glitz, Polished Silver, and Silver Dollar
- Sparkelicious Glitter – Snowball, Crystallina, Winter Wonderland, Red Poinsettia, Candy Cane, and Stardust Silver
- Bling Box – Everyday Essentials
- Self-Adhesive Sparkles – Sparkling Silvers
- Double-sided adhesive sheet
- Foam pads on a roll
- Chisel-tip glue pen
- Pinflair glue gel
- Art Glitter Dries-Clear PVA glue
- Sparkling Silver Luxe Ribbon
- Ranger Glossy Accents
- Marker Pens – green and red
- 8x8” straight-edged white card blank
- Heat tool
- A4 die-cutting machine
1 Trim a sheet of red mirror card down to 7¾” square and affix to the card blank using dries-clear glue. Die-cut a sheet of Crystal White pearl card using the largest die from the Snowflake Frames die set, cover the edges with Crystallina Sparkelicious glitter, and affix to the card front using foam pads. Trim a sheet of red-striped patterned paper from the Candy Cane Lane Collection paper pad to 6½” square, edge with Winter Wonderland Sparkelicious glitter using dries clear glue and affix to the card front using foam pads.
2 Die-cut a sheet of Crystal White pearl card using the second-largest die from the Snowflake Frames die set, then cover the edges with Crystallina Sparkelicious glitter. Trim a sheet of Mars pearl card to 5¾” square and a sheet of Crystal White pearl card to 5½” square then edge both with Crystallina Sparkelicious glitter. Trim a sheet of patterned paper from the Candy Cane Lane paper pad to 5¼” square and edge with Winter Wonderland Sparkelicious glitter using dries-clear glue. Matt and layer all four sheets onto the card front at an angle using foam pads.
3 Trim a sheet of Crystal White pearl card to 5¾” square and cover with a double-sided adhesive sheet cut to size. Remove the protective top layer from the adhesive sheet and cover the entire sheet with Winter Wonderland Sparkelicious glitter. Trim a sheet of Mars pearl card to 5½” square, then die-cut an aperture in the centre using the seventh-largest die from the Fancy Ovals die set and affix to the fully glittered sheet using foam pads. Matt and layer onto the card front at an angle.
4 Using the Driving Home for Christmas stamp and die set from the Candy Cane Lane Collection, stamp the car and tree onto white card using alcohol-proof black ink. Die-cut the car using the corresponding die from the same set. Colour the car red and the tree green using marker pens. Using dries-clear glue, add touches of Winter Wonderland Sparkelicious glitter to the tree and Stardust Silver Sparkelicious glitter to the wheels and trim of the car. Affix the car and tree into the aperture using foam pads.
5 Stamp seven gifts from the same stamp and die set onto white card using WOW! clear embossing ink, cover with Red Glitz WOW! embossing powder, and heat set. Die-cut the gifts using the corresponding dies from the same set. Colour the gifts with a red marker pen, leaving the ribbons white, infill with dries-clear glue and cover with Red Poinsettia Sparkelicious glitter for the gifts and Stardust Silver Sparkelicious glitter for the ribbon areas. Add a self-adhesive sparkle to each gift and affix the gifts above the Christmas tree using foam pads.
6 Die-cut three small candy canes from the Gingerbread House stamp and die set, cover with Candy Cane Sparkelicious glitter using dries-clear glue and set aside to dry. Stamp a lollipop from the same set onto white card using WOW! clear embossing ink, cover with Red Glitz WOW! embossing powder and heat set. Cover the lollipop with Glossy Accents and attach it and the candy canes to the card amongst the gifts, as shown.
7 Stamp the sentiment onto Crystal White pearl card with WOW! clear embossing ink, cover with Polished Silver WOW! embossing powder, and heat set. Matt and layer onto Mars pearl card, edge with Crystallina Sparkelicious glitter, and attach to the card front using foam pads.
8 Die-cut two snowflakes from the Snowflake Flurry stamp and die set, coat the snowflakes with WOW! clear embossing ink and cover with Silver Dollar WOW! embossing powder. Affix the snowflakes to the card, as shown, using dries-clear glue. Add a bow made from Silver Luxe Ribbon and some gems from the Everyday Essentials Bling Box to finish.
I hope you've found this great card tutorial informative and that it's inspired you to create your own version!