Kia ora Koutou
I live in New Zealand where we have a warm Christmas with picnics at the beach or barbecues at home on Christmas days. I have done many many snow and ‘traditional’ Christmas cards over the years and while I have enjoyed making those cards it is nice to do a card that is more in keeping with our seasons here and to send to friends and family overseas. For my card today I have used just two Amazing Paper Grace dies – the Amazing Paper Grace Callista Rectangle Shadowbox Die and the Silent Night Make a Scene Die to create a stunning down under themed card using traditional Christmas colours.
There is a company here in New Zealand that does NZ Christmas themed (and other NZ themed stamps) and I finally made the plunge to get some of these stamps. I will have some more NZ themed Christmas cards coming in the next few weeks but I am starting with this card featuring poinsettias and a Santa preparing lunch on the barbecue.
Dies were provided by Amazing Paper Grace for today’s creations.
To make my card I have created a top folding 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ card out of white cardstock. I cut a piece of gold cardstock 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and added it to the front of the card. I then cut a piece of green cardstock 4 1/8″ x 4 3/8″ and adhered it over the gold card. I then die cut the frame from the Amazing Paper Grace Callista Rectangle Shadowbox die out of gold cardstock and adhered it to the front of the green paper. I cut a piece light green paper 2 3/4″ x 4″ and adhered it to the centre of the frame.
I stamped the Santa and poinsettia images in Tuxedo Black ink on alcohol friendly paper and coloured them in with Copic markers. I fussy cut the poinsettias out and added one to the bottom left and one to the top right of he card. I trimmed the Santa image to fit inside the inner decorative frame from the Amazing Paper Grace Callista Rectangle Shadowbox Frame die and then adhered this to the front of the frame with foam tape.
To finish I die cut two sentiments from the Amazing Paper Grace Silent Night Make a Scene dies, stacked them together and adhered it to the base of the Santa as shown.
Amazing Paper Grace Dies Used:
Callista Rectangle Shadowbox Die
Silent Night Make a Scene Die
Other Products Used:
Heartfelt Creations Holiday Ornament Paper Collection
Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper
Heartfelt Creations Luxe Gold Cardstock
Montarga Rubber Stamps 2301 BBQ Santa
Montarga Rubber Stamps 2372 Poinsettia
Memento ink – Tuxedo Black
Copic Pens – R46, R27, $14, RV23, E43, E21, E40, W3, W1, O, G99, G94, YG225, YG21,
Bearly Art Glue
XPress It Paper
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