It’s time to get creative for the fast-approaching holiday season! By popular request, today we will take a closer look at the beautiful Ornament Cutting Dies from Anna Griffin and Cricut.
These dies are stunning when cut, embossed and used as embellishments on their own, but we thought we’d show you a more detailed technique that’s easy to achieve. These simple extra steps will result in a “wow” moment!
This card started with a red card base from our Perfect Palette cards and layers, gold holly paper from our new Christmas cardstock and a border sticker from our Holiday Foil borders collection (we cut one of the borders in half and used it at the top and bottom). You can still find all of these items on hsn.com for a limited time! http://bit.ly/1zsBYB3
Then, cut a 3×4”sheet of metallic gold cardstock and emboss with a festive design of your choice. We are trying the Dancing Holly folder from our Christmas Arrangements bundle for today’s demonstration so you can see how it looks with a variation.
Now we’re going to create layered ornaments! Die cut and emboss one sheet of red cardstock and die cut one sheet of green cardstock using the Ornament Dozen die. If you are new to this technique, check out our last post on the Bow Dies for a great instructional video.
You’ll want to keep the green die in tact the best you can, so don’t punch out all of the interior pieces of the ornament like you will on the red one. It’s okay if a couple of them fall out!
You can layer the green and red die and stop there, or if you want a little extra sparkle then you’ll love this next step!
Cut four ¼”x 4” strips of gold metallic paper. Lay your green die down, adhere the gold paper with foam dots (as shown below) and then adhere the red die cut piece to the top with regular adhesive.
Trim the center two ornaments out to create a frame and adhere to the gold embossed layer.
Embellish with a Christmas sentiment and voila- a beautiful card that anyone would be thrilled to receive this season (and it’s not too bulky for the postman!)
That’s all for today. Comment below and tell us other holiday projects would you like to see here on the blog! We always love your feedback and suggestions.