Welcome to my final Christmas card for Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts!
The project included highlighting the spray ink line called ‘Fireworks‘ and I’ll be honest – I go kicking and screaming into any challenge with spray inks. But the gold shimmer of the Pear Tart Fireworks really feels holiday-like.
This card has quite a few steps but nothing you can’t handle – here’s the rundown -
Finished card 5” x 7”
Cut 1 rectangle from ‘Jolly’ 4 7/8” x 3 ½”, edge one long side with scalloped edge punch
Cut 1 rectangle from ‘Chill’ 4 7/8” x 3 ¾”
Cut 1 white large scrap of white paper, stamp polka dot background with Bamboo Leaves Momento and then spray with Pear Tart Fireworks and let dry completely
Cut 1 scrap green Chevron paper, spray with Pear Tart Fireworks and let dry completely
Take polka dot paper and cut (4) 4 ½” narrow triangles
Take chevron paper and cut (2) 5” narrow triangles
Then take all triangles and randomly cut each into 3-4 sections varying the angle
Take all sections and punch lower edges with scalloped edge punch
Using a Fantastix coloring tool, edge each scalloped edge with Delicata Golden Glitz
Reassemble larger triangle with pieces, don’t worry if they don’t line up – you’ll trim all sides once you’ve re-built your long triangle or ‘tree’. You will not use all of the pieces.
Glue pieces together creating your trees, cut along side edges to even up and then run the edges along the Delicata inkpad to trim the straight edges.
Adhere small scraps of brown paper to bottom edge of each tree for trunk
Adhere ‘Jolly’ piece to ‘Chill’ piece and trim to make one 4 7/8” x 6 7/8” background piece, adhere to red card.
Adhere trees to card with dimensional tape
Adhere small star rhinestone to top of each tree
Cut 4 very small ½” triangles
Cut 8.5” piece of gray bakers twine
Adhere the small triangles to center of bakers twine
Adhere ends of bakers twine to 2 of the trees, leaving 2.5” to 3” on each side
Stamp ‘Merry Christmas’ with Delicata Golden Glitz to scrap of red cardstock
Cut down to size and adhere with dimensional tape
Supplies: Pear Tart Fireworks, Bamboo Leaves Momento, Delicata Golden Glitz, White cardstock, Red cardstock, Kraft cardstock, Brown paper scraps, A Muse Chevron Paper – Green, Authentique ‘Jolly’ Paper, Authentique ‘Chill’ Paper, A Muse ‘Darling Dots’ Background Stamp, Fiskars scalloped edge punch, A Muse Essential Sentiments ‘Merry Christmas’, Bakers’ string – grey, Star rhinestones, Fantastix coloring tool brush point, Dimensional tape
A very Merry Season to all!