Hi everyone, it is Janine Koczwara here again with another quick tutorial for you. This post I want to challenge you to step outside the comfort zone when it comes to thinking about Christmas cards and needing "Christmas" themed paper to create stunning cards. Sometimes all you need is a bit of imagination and a couple of items to turn an everyday range of papers into gorgeous Christmas Cards. Oh, YES, it really is just around the corner and a lot of people are already preparing their Cards now for Christmas!
This set of 5 cards was created using the new Rosarian range of papers. I adore the colours of the range and thought it really lended itself to some Christmas themed cards. When working with a "non" themed range of paper, you really need to make a bold statement with your embellishing to give it the unmistakable "Christmas theme". I used this gorgeous Sizzix Reindeer die on some chipboard, to create this dramatic embellishment for my cards.
Step 1: Cut out your chipboard with a die (or trace an image and cut out by hand)
Step 2: Cover the entire piece of chipboard with pigment ink. I chose a blue colour to ensure none of the chipboard colour showed through after embossing.
Step 3: Cover the pigment ink covered chipboard piece with Ranger's glitter embossing powder (I used turquoise)
Step 4: Heat set with your heat tool. Take time doing this as it is more difficult to tell with the glitter embossing powder when it is set than with plain powder. If you do not set it properly the glitter will fall off.
Step 5: Create wonderful layers with your Prima Rosarian papers for a fabulous card.
As you can see this paper range looks like it was made for a Chrismas theme with the gorgeous reds and teals in this line.
Prima Products Used:
844530 Prima Rosarian Collection - Constance
844578 Prima Rosarian Collection -
844561 Prima Rosarian Collection - Felicity
844516 Prima Rosarian Collection – Old Garden
551049 Prima Cling Stamp
Sizzix Reindeer Die
Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doily die
Spellbinders, standard and petite circles, ribbon banners, morrocan motif dies
Ranger Glitter Embossing Powder Turquoise
Turquoise Pigment Ink