old foil paper really helps make this card pop, along with the Joyful Speciality Paper.
Design inspired by Mary Fish - Stampin' Pretty.
Very Vanilla Thick Card Stock
- 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 2 1/8" and
Very Vanilla Card Stock
- 9 1/2" x 1 1/4" - Belly Band
- 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" - Circle for front
- 3 3/4" x 1" - sentiment
Gold Foil Specialty:
- 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" - Circle for front
- 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" - Holly Banner &
one Holly leaf
Joyful 12 x 12 Specialty Designer Series Paper:
- 1 3/4" x 5 1/4" - Front card panels
Score and burnish the Thick Very Vanilla cardstock.
Attach the Joyful DSP panels to each side of the card front.
Take the 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" piece of Gold Foil and die-cut the Holly banner. There should be room to place the single holly leaf on this piece of paper as well.
Using the 3 1/4" circle from the Deckle Circle dies, cut the 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" Gold Foil paper.
Using the 3" circle die from the Deckle Circle dies, cut the 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" piece of Very Vanilla paper.
Using the 3 3/4" x 1" piece of Very Vanilla, die cut the sentiment.
Stamp Season's Greetings on the sentiment die cut using Shaded Spruce Ink. Attach that to the Gold Foil Holly banner using double-sided adhesive.
Take the Very Vanilla Deckle circle and emboss it using the crosshatch embossing folder (or use any embossing folder that you prefer).
Attach the Very Vanilla circle to the Gold Foil Circle.
Take the belly band piece and place it on your work surface. Place the card base over it so that it is centered. Gentle fold each side of the belly band to the center of the card base, gently creasing it on both sides. It is not recommended to use a bone folder to crease the folds. You want the belly band to be able to easily slide up and down the card front and a bone folder makes the folds too sharp.
Apply double-sided adhesive to both ends of the belly band (one on the top of an end and one on the underside), overlap them and gently press over where the seams meet. Do a test slide of the belly band to make sure it moves easily up and down the card front. It should be neither too tight or too loose. Adjust as needed.
Take the Gold Foil circle and apply double-sided adhesive to the back center of the circle. Adhere it to the center of the belly band.
Place 3-4 dimensionals across the front of the Very Vanilla circle. Adhere the Gold Foil Holly banner over the dimensionals and press gently to adhere.
Take the single gold holly leaf and determine where you'd like it to be on the Gold Holly Banner. Add a little double-sided adhesive to the back of the leaf and slide it under the banner.
NOTE - you do not have to use this leaf on the front if you don't want to. You can add it to the inside of the card as well.
Place glue dots on the berry section on the Holly leaves. Select red sequins from the Sequins for Everything container and adhere them over the glue dots. If you are using glue dots from a sheet that has the white paper covering, be sure to remove the white cover first. NOTE - if you choose to use liquid glue for this step, be careful to only use a very small amount of glue and give it plenty of time for your sequins to adhere properly.
Place 3 red sequins on the card front.
Stamp the sentiment on the side of the card using Shaded Spruce ink.
Stamp the holly leaves and berries using Shaded Spruce and Cherry Cobbler Ink.
Note - if you choose to use the single gold holly leaf on the inside, you don't need to stamp the images.
You are finished!