Today, we're sharing this sweet, bold, colourful Christmas card using the brand-new Candy Cane Lane collection. Our super-talented Design Team member, Christine has created this decagon-shaped festive 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
- Candy Cane stamp and die set
- Gingerbread Sentiments stamp set
- Candy Cane Lane 8x8” Designer Paper Pad
- Candy Cane Lane Clay Mix
- Basic Decagon 8x8” metal die set
- Pearl card – Crystal White
- Red mirror card
- White A4 cardstock
- Spectrum Noir Finesse Alcohol-Proof inkpad – Noir Black
- WOW! clear embossing inkpad
- WOW! embossing powder – Red Glitz
- Sparkelicious Glitter – Snowball, Crystallina, and Chunky Crystallina
- Foam pads on a roll
- Chisel-tip glue pen
- Pinflair glue gel
- Art Glitter Dries-Clear PVA glue
- 8x8” white straight-edged card blank
- Marker pens – Hot Pink, Green and Red
- Christmas bell and craft twine
- Heat tool
- A4 die-cutting machine
1 To make the card base, take the largest die from the Basic Decagon 8x8” metal die set, place it on the card blank, with the die slightly overhanging the spine of the card blank, and run it through the die-cutting machine. Using the largest die again, die-cut a sheet of Crystal White pearl card, edge with Crystallina Sparkelicious glitter, and attach to the card base with Dries-Clear glue.
2 Using the second-largest Basic Decagon 8x8” metal die, cut from red mirror card and affix to the card front using foam pads. Using the third-largest die, cut from a sheet of candy cane-patterned paper from the Candy Cane Lane collection paper pad, edge with Crystallina Sparkelicious glitter, and affix to the card front using foam pads. Die-cut a sheet of red mirror card using the seventh-largest Basic Decagon 8x8” metal die set. Next, die-cut a piece of Crystal White pearl card using the eighth-largest die and edge with Crystallina Sparkelicious glitter, then matt and layer both onto the card front using foam pads.
3 Using the candy cane stamps from the Candy Cane die and stamp set, stamp two candy canes and a bow onto white card using the WOW! clear embossing ink, cover with Red Glitz WOW! embossing powder and heat set. Colour the candy canes and bow, as shown, using a pink marker. Using the corresponding dies from the same set, die-cut the candy canes and bow. Infill the pink areas with Dries-Clear glue and cover with Snowball Sparkelicious glitter. Infill the non-coloured areas with Dries-Clear glue and cover with Chunky Crystallina Sparkelicious glitter. Set aside to dry.
4 Stamp the holly leaves from the Candy Cane die and stamp set onto white card using the black alcohol-proof inkpad. Die-cut the holly leaves using the corresponding dies from the same set. Colour the leaves with a green marker pen and the berries with a red marker pen. Add some Christmas twine or craft wire to hold the bell and wrap it around the centre of the bow. Attach the candy canes, bow, and holly leaves to the card front using Pinflair Glue Gel.
5 Stamp the sentiment onto Crystal White pearl card with WOW! clear embossing ink, cover with Red Glitz WOW! embossing powder and heat set. Matt and layer onto red mirror card and attach to the card front using foam pads.
6 Using Dries-Clear glue, add some multi-coloured sweets from the Candy Cane Lane Clay Mix to the front of the card to finish.
I hope you've found this great card tutorial informative and that it's inspired you to create your own version!