Kia ora Koutou
Christmas is less than two months away and I have some more Christmas card inspiration for you today. I was inspired by a couple of cards I saw on Instagram and thought I would mix the two ideas to make my own version using Amazing Paper Grace dies. So for my card I have mixed two Amazing Paper Grace interactive collections – Make a Scene and Pop Up 3D Vignettes to create a beautiful elegant slightly dimensional Christmas card embellished with some beautiful Christmas Roses or Hellebore flowers. I love the soft tones that I have used in this card with the muted ink blended background highlighting the white on white scene from the Amazing Paper Grace Silent Night Make a Scene Dies. The Amazing Paper Grace Grand Christmas Lattice Arch Dies were a perfect frame for the Make a Scene dies and also gave me some space for my flowers.
Dies were provided by Amazing Paper Grace for today’s creations.
For my card I have created a top folding base card measuring 5″ x 5 3/4″ out of white cardstock. I cut a piece of plain white card 5 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ adhered it to the front of the card. I die cut a plain frame and decorative frame out of white cardstock using the Amazing Paper Grace Grand Christmas Lattice Arch Dies. I ink blended one of the inside panels using Lemon Whip, Sky Blue and Summer Shower inks and added it to the front of the card using the previously cut frame as a guide. I then die cut three different height white ‘hills’ using the three different shaped landscape dies from the Amazing Paper Grace Silent Night Make a Scene dies. The width of these pieces was 3 3/8″ just enough to cover the sides of the coloured insert. I then added these to the bottom of the ink blended panel using foam squares in between each piece. I then adhered the decorative frame over the plain frame and added it to the font of the card using thicker foam strips.
To decorate the inside of the frame I have die cut the different houses and trees from the Amazing Paper Grace Silent Night Make a Scene Dies out of white cardstock and added them in between the layers using foam squares as need.
I die cut three Santa and reindeer dies out of white cardstock and stacked them together. I die cut a shaped strip out of acetate using the die from the Amazing Paper Grace Silent Night Dies and adhered the Santa and reindeer dies to it before added it to the frame as shown.
I die cut four Merry Christmas sentiments out of white cardstock using the die from the Amazing Paper Grace Silent Night Make a Scene dies. I stacked the four dies together and then adhered the sentiment at the base of the scene.
I die cut some foliage and holly leaves from the Amazing Paper Grace Holiday Labels Motifs Dies out of different colours of green cardstock and adhered them to the top left of the card on the frame. I handcrafted the flowers using the larger flower die from the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month – March 2020 Elegant Infinity using soft flower shaping paper and micro thread stamens. These were added over the foliage. To finish the flowers I added some green leaves using the leaf die from the Amazing Paper Grace Cinch and Go V Dies.
Amazing Paper Grace Products Used:
Grand Christmas Lattice Arch Dies
Silent Night Make A Scene Dies
Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month – March 2020 Elegant Infinity (flowers)
Cinch and Go V Dies (leaves)
Holiday Labels Motifs Dies (foliage)
Other Products Used:
Spellbinders Essentials Cardstock – Snowdrift, Rainforest
Concord & 9th Cardstock – Sprout, Parsley
Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper
Dress My Craft Soft Floral Paper
Dress My Craft Micro Thread Stamens
Bearly Art Glue
Bearly Art Foam Strips
Spellbinders Foam Squares
Pink Fresh Studio inks – Lemon Whip, Sky Blue, Summer Shower
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