T idings of Comfort of Joy: Cardinal Christmas Card with 3 layered wreath in vellum, silver & garden green.
Paper Cut Sizes:
Thick Very Vanilla base - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
Thick Very Vanilla ~ 4 1/4 x 2.75
Scraps of Very Vanilla and Real Red ~ 2 1/2 x 2 for greeting
3 1/2 x 3 1/2 in Garden Green, Silver Foil & Vellum for Wreaths
Use dies to cut:
2 small twig pieces in real red
3 curlyques in real red
1 leafy twig in garden green
3 wreaths; 1 in garden green, 1 in silver foil and 1 in vellum
Ink multi branch & twig stamp in Garden Green
Dot little red berries on twig with a Real Red marker.
Stamp greeting onto Very Vanilla scrap in Real Red.
Punch out greeting and use the same punch on a scrap of Real Red card stock to punch out 2 pieces (one might be partial.
Glue the pieces punched from Real Red to the back of the Very Vanilla Greeting so that there is a small border at the top and bottom.
Stamp the cardinal onto the Thick Very Vanilla panel using VersaMark.
Sprinkle with black embossing powder and set with a heat tool.
Use the die to cut the Cardinal out. Color the cardinal using Stampin' Blends: light Smoky Slate, light and dark Real Red. Use a piece of scrap paper behind the cardinal as you color because the color bleeds through.
Glue the panel of patterned paper/DSP to the front of the Thick Very Vanilla base.
Cut a slit in the Garden Green Wreath. Expand it so that there is about a 1 1/2 inch gap and glue down onto the center of the DSP with liquid multi purpose glue. Position the wreath so that the gap is at about 4:00 o'clock.
Lay down 2 strips of Tear & Tape in the gap.
Trim the Rouched Real Red ribbon so that when it is folded and taped into the wreath gap it does not go off the card. Dove tail both ends of the ribbon. Fold so that the piece of ribbon underneath is a little shorter than the one that will be positioned on top. Adhere to tape. Layer another piece of Tear & Tape on the top of the ribbon over the gap.
Lay the silver foil wreath over and to the inside of the Garden Green wreath. Adhere with select placement of mini glue dots.
Then lay the vellum wreath over the silver foil wreath slightly offset. Adhere with select placement of mini glue dots.
Place to large dimensionals inside the wreaths.
Adhere the cardinal to the dimensionals inside the wreath. Place the Real Red curlyques, and other small die cuts with mini glue dots. Roll the glue dots if they need to be smaller. Embellish with the self-adhesive glitter enamel dots.