Hello again everyone. Well here I am in the heat of the summer enjoying making Christmas cards for a new launch of a new paper pad by the very talented Teresa Goodridge. This pad is just amazing, features decoupage in really cute animal designs. Something for everyone and the globes are really easy to use. I hope you like them as much as I do. I’m also very pleased to announce that I am signed up for another year to be on this fabulous design team. I’d also like to say good luck and best wishes in your retirement to Noreen McKie and welcome to Antony Minnis and the new members of the DT Team. Such an exciting time ahead of us all as we start on another adventure.
You will need:
1 x A5 card (I took a piece of A4 and scored it down the middle with my scoreboard)
Katy Sue Designs Animal Winter Scenes Snow Globe Paper Pad with Flower Soft
Mirri card and glitter card scraps
Gold lame wide ribbon
Red Craft Buddy gems
PVA glue of your choice – I’ve used Dawn Bibby’s glue
Glue gel or 3D foam pads
High tack tape (also known as red liner tape)
Hot glue gun
Stage 1: Choose your desired image, cut out the different layers.
Stage 2: Using some scraps of card – we all have it mat and layer on the front of the card. I’ve used a red strip of mirri and then abutted a piece of green glitter card, but as they say the choice is yours. Using red liner tape, stick a strip over the joins in your card stock and affix a strip of ribbon to the card.
Stage 3: Using the glue gel or foam pads, decoupage together the different layers of the picture you cut out in stage 1. At this point, if using glue gel, it is important to leave to dry thoroughly over night otherwise your flower soft will stick to it and ruin your card.
Stage 4: Once your glue gel is dry, stick the oval shape down onto the centre of your card. Tip some of the flower soft carefully so it does not go everywhere and then stick down the snow globe over that. You will need to leave this to dry before finishing the next stage of your card – I stuck mine down with Dawn’s glue and it worked a treat. You can use red liner tape if you prefer.
Stage 5: Tie a bow and stick at the top of the card.
Stage 6: Cut one of the greetings from the paper pad and stick at the bottom of the card. Make sure you shape this (I’ve used my scissors), but you can use a bone folder or a craft pick to do the same thing. I’ve stuck this on using glue gel to give it some extra dimension.
Stage 7: Embellish with gems. I’ve put some around the snow globe and dotted them around the card.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. The most important thing is to remember to let your glue gel dry before adding the flower soft! Until next time…. Keep crafting.