Wishing You a Wonderful Kiwi Christmas

Kia ora Koutou

I have another Kiwi Christmas card to share with you today that features a gorgeous Tui using a stamp from Montarga Rubber Stamps. The Tui looks black but the colours when up close are purple/blue, green and bronze iridescent colours but as I am still learning about Copic markers I have stuck to blues and purple colours. You can find more on the Tui here.

I have used a range of Heartfelt Creations, Amazing Paper Grace and Honey Bee Stamps products to make this card and I was very happy with the result. I love how the tui on the flax branch just organically rises up from the poinsettia and Christmas foliage. I have die cut the leaf image from the Amazing Paper Grace Grand Cinch and Go Flowers in silver to represent the silver fern and make it uniquely New Zealand.

Scroll past the photos to get to the full list of products I have used.

Products Used:

Heartfelt Creations Festive Winterscape Paper Collection

Heartfelt Creations Luxe Silver Cardstock

Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper 

Heartfelt Creations Christmas Lanterns Stamp and Die sets

Amazing Paper Grace Petite Picot Ovals

Amazing Paper Grace Fluted Classic Ovals

Amazing Paper Grace Elegant Twist Ovals

Honey Bee Stamps: Lovely Layers – Winter Greenery

Honey Bee Stamps: Lovely Layers – Poinsettia

Amazing Paper Grace Grand Cinch and Go Flowers

Rubber Stamps by Montarga 1999 Tui on a Flax Bush

Memento ink – Tuxedo Black

Altenew Obsidian Pigment ink

Copic Markers 

White gel pen

Foam squares

Spellbinders Essentials cardstock – Fern, Rainforest, Alabaster

Neenah Solar Crest 80 Ib 

X-Press It Card

Concord & 9 Cardstock Nutmeg, Sprout, Cranberry, Evergreen

Copic Markers

Wink of Stella

Silver mica powder

Green mica powder

Craft Artist Mica Magic

Amazing Paper Grace Let It Snowman

Kia ora Koutou

Today I am sharing a card that I have created for a challenge in a Facebook group I belong to and the challenge is to create a card featuring a snow globe from any company’s designs. Of course I had to go to Amazing Paper Grace and the Let It Snowman dies from the Christmas Flourishes Collection by Becca Feeken. The colour combination on this card has been inspired by a card I saw on Instagram. I don’t normally put gold accents with soft blue and white but this combination really does work. This die set is an A2 set by I have made this A5 to really show up the embossed background I have created.

Dies were provided by Amazing Paper Grace for today’s creations.

My Project

To make my card I have created a side opening 5″ x 7″ card from white cardstock. I have added a piece of 5″ x 7″ Snowdrift card to the front of the card to coordinate with my die cuts. I then cut a piece of soft blue cardstock 4 7/8″ x 6 7/8″ and added it to the front. I cut a piece of vellum the same size and embossed it with the Holly Flourish Embossing Folder. Before adding the vellum to the front of the card I die cut three frames from the Amazing Paper Grace Let it Snowman A2 Card Front Dies out of Snowdrift cardstock and some snow flakes from some white glitter paper I had in my stash. I stacked the three frames together and added them to the embossed vellum. I added some snowflakes above the frame. I then added some glue behind the snowflakes and frame and added the vellum to the front of the card.

I die cut the main body of the snowman out of Snowdrift cardstock and then added gold to the back of the body and trimmed it to fit. I hot foiled Opal foil to some blue cardstock and then die cut the hat and some snowflakes out of the lovely shiny blue card. The accents were die cut from gold cardstock and the nose from orange cardstock. I assembled the snowman and added it inside the frame.

I die cut the sentiment from Snowdrift and gold cardstocks, assembled them and added them to the base of the frame.

I added the blue snowflakes to the frame and more white glitter snowflakes to the centre of the frame around the snowman as shown.

To finish I added gold pearls to the frame, snowflakes and the snowman.

Amazing Paper Grace Products Used:

Let it Snowman A2 Card Front Dies

Holly Flourish Embossing Folder

Other Products Used:

Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper

Heartfelt Creations Vellum

Heartfelt Creations Luxe Gold Cardstock

Spellbinders Essentials Cardstock – Snowdrift, Glacier, Persimmon

White glitter paper from my stash

Spellbinders Foil – Opal

Pink Fresh Studio Gold Pearls

Bearly Art Glue

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