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Sparkly Bird Christmas Card

December 18, 2014

Hi, Karen Aicken here. For today’s blog post I want to share a Christmas card. I used the pretty Winter Birds Circle Peel-Offs in Gold and colored on top of the Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter.

1. Form a 5″ square side-fold card from green cardstock.

2. Using the Accordion Circle Card, cut one panel from white pearl cardstock. Snip the circle away from the frame, and cut off all the tabs as we won’t be needing them.

3.  Emboss the frame with the new Sprig embossing folder. You will need to run it through twice, shifting the embossing folder so the whole piece is embossed. Because of the random pattern of the sprigs, you hardly notice where the pattern starts and stops. Adhere the frame to the card front using double sided tape, not a tape runner. (A tape runner can flatten embossed cardstock.)

4.  Emboss the circle from the Accordion with the same embossing folder and attach it inside the frame with double sided tape.

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5.  Attach a 4″ square piece of white card stock to one side of a double sided adhesive sheet. Attach the gold Winter Bird Peel-Off to the other side of the double sided adhesive and cover the adhesive with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Brush off the excess and polish the glitter with your fingers to bring up the shine, then color with alcohol markers. Els has a wonderful video showing this technique, which you can see by clicking HERE.

6.  Fussy cut the coloured Peel-Off and adhere it in the center of the embossed circle with foam tape.

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7.  Cut a white panel 4-1/2″ square and adhere it inside the card. Apply a gold Merry Christmas Peel-Off and your card is ready to give to someone special.

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Elizabeth Craft Designs Products:

8546 Winter Birds Circle Peel-offs in Gold

769  Accordion Circle Card

506 Transparent Double Sided Tape 6mm

502 Transparent Double Sided Tape Sheet

642 Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter

E-127 Sprig Embossing Folder

2576 Merry Christmas Large Peel-offs in Gold

Other Products:

White cardstock

Green cardstock – Papertrey Ink

White pearl cardstock – Gina K Designs

Foam tape

Copic markers

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5 Comments

  • Reply Debra Hensley December 23, 2014 at 10:37 am

    simply elegant and so beautiful!

  • Reply Frances December 18, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    gorgeous creation Karen

  • Reply Raquel Mason December 18, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Such pretty colors & coloring on Silk Microfine Glitter is so much fun!

  • Reply Mary Prasad December 18, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Love the soft colors you used on the bird peel-off.

  • Reply Candy Spiegel December 18, 2014 at 8:07 am

    so pretty!

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