Cool Christmas Metallics

by Kim MacFarlane

Cool Christmas Metallics

With no colouring and no die-cutting this effective card making technique makes it easy to create on trend metallica cards that will stand out on the mantlepiece and be right on trend for Christmas 2016. Layered cards with cut away details and the coordinating tealight candles box card showcase beautifully the luxurious glitter and metallic cardstocks. To go with the candles box card, a sponge painted glass candle holder with a water transfer and rhinestones.

Silent Night Card

A6 Tent card

1 – Cut 148mm x 210mm white cardstock. Score and fold to make base card.

2 – Cut 136mm x 96mm glitter card. Cut 131mm x 91mm turquoise card.

3 – Stamp greeting with Teal Zeal. Stamp and heat emboss village scene in white ink and embossing powder.

4 – Using a craft knife cut out three of the buildings.

5 - Stamp and heat emboss two trees in white ink and embossing powder onto turquoise card. Cut out the shapes.

6 – Assemble card using foam tape and foam pads, wrapping the thin wire around the top two matted layers before attaching to base card. Attach trees and finish with three rhinestones.

Merry Christmas Card

A6 Portrait card

1 – Cut 148mm x 210mm turquoise cardstock. Score and fold to make base card.

2 – Cut 136mm x 96mm glitter card. Cut 131mm x 91mm white card.

3 – Stamp background stars and greeting with Teal Zeal. Using a craft knife cut out the three small stars.

4 – Stamp and heat emboss star in white ink and embossing powder onto turquoise card. Cut out the star.

5 – Assemble card using foam tape and foam pads, wrapping the thin wire around the top two matted layers before attaching to base card. Attach star and finish with six rhinestones.

Peace on Earth Card

105mm x 105mm Tent card

1 – Cut 105mm x 210mm white cardstock. Score and fold to make base card.

2 – Cut 90mm x 90mm glitter card. Cut 85mm x 85mm turquoise card.

3 – Stamp greeting and three background stars with Teal Zeal. Using a craft knife cut out the stars.

4 – Stamp and heat emboss tree in white ink and embossing powder. Cut out.

5 – Assemble card using foam tape and foam pads, wrapping the thin wire around the top two matted layers before attaching to base card. Attach tree and finish with five rhinestones.

Tealight Candle Box Card

82mm x 122mm

1 – Using the template, cut out and construct the candle box in turquoise cardstock and clear acetate.

2 – Cut white card 122mm x 184mm. Score two lines at 82mm from each edge to leave a 20mm spine.

3 – Cut 67mm x 108mm glitter card. Cut 62mm x 103mm turquoise card.

4 – Stamp and heat emboss stars background in white ink and embossing powder. Using a craft knife cut out three stars.

5 – Stamp and heat emboss tree in white ink and embossing powder. Cut out.

6 – Stamp greeting and two small on spine using Teal Zeal.

7 – Cut two 30cm lengths of organza ribbon. Tape one piece to inside back of card and the other to the front cover of the card. Glue the box onto the inside back cover.

5 – Assemble box card front using foam tape and foam pads, wrapping the thin wire around the top two matted layers before attaching to front cover. Attach tree and finish with three rhinestones.

Tealight Candle Holder

1 – Wipe tealight holder with liquid lighter fuel to remove any residue.

2 – Lightly sponge the inside of the glass with the transparent paint.

3 – Cut out and apply the star water transfer, smoothing down any wrinkles with a soft, dry paintbrush.

4 – Glue on rhinestones to finish.

Tips

When cutting out background stars, cut from the pointy tips towards the centres.

Products Mentioned

  • Buddly Crafts 5mm Flatback Resin Rhinestones - 500pcs - Crystal #R1
  • cArt-Us A4 Non-Shedding Glitter Card 1pc - Turquoise #004
  • Hobby & Crafting Fun Silver Plated Copper Jewellery Wire - ⌀ 0.4mm x 15m #7001
  • JeJe Transparent Acetate Sheets - A5 10pcs
  • Knorr Prandell 65mm Glass Tealight Holder #811
  • Knorr Prandell 6mm Sheer Organza Ribbon Roll - 10m - White #4000
  • M BOSS Embossing Powder 0.25oz - White
  • Papicolor Metallic 12x12 Cardstock - Pearl White #264330
  • Papicolor Metallic 12x12 Cardstock - Turquoise #264367
  • Tsukineko Memento Luxe Ink Pad - Teal Zeal
  • Tsukineko Memento Luxe Ink Pad - Wedding Dress
  • Viva Decor A5 Clear Silicone Stamps Set - Silent Night #145
  • Viva Decor A5 Clear Silicone Stamps Set - Stars #147
  • Viva Decor Gift Box Stencil - Tea Candle Box #1
  • Viva Decor Glass Effect Gel Paint 25ml - 651 Turquoise
  • Viva Decor Multi Surface Water Transfers - Feathers & Stars (Black & White) #071
  • Viva Decor Square Paint Sponges - 5 pcs

Kim MacFarlane

Designer & Founder of Buddly Crafts. A passionate crafter who enjoys seeing creativity grow wings and take flight.