Sunday, September 27, 2009

Christmas Noel and Shiny Paper

Do you remember the video I did a couple of weeks ago about making your own shiny cardstock from wrapping paper? Well, here it is in action!! This card features the Cricut Solutions Cartridge - Christmas Noel (thanks to my friend, Kristi!!)

I began by cutting the Swirl Tree on the gold foil paper that had been adhered to plain cardstock with a glue stick. It cut very easily, and left some beautiful "weeds" or left over flourishes that I can use on other projects.

I cut two trees in "blackout" 1/4 inch larger than the gold, so it would show all around the edges. I used dimensional foam dots to give the tree thickness and life. I used Red Stickles to "decorate" the tree.
Next I constructed the card with a layer of red mylar adhered to the front of the A2 card, a rectangle of designer paper edged in gold Elmer's Paint Writer in the center, and a gold shimmery ribbon tied in a bow around the card. The sentiment was stamped with SU's Heat and Stick Powder, heated with a heat gun to make it sticky, gold glitter sprinkled on, and then heated again to set the Heat and Stick. The edges were inked to match the red background paper, and adhered with more dimensional dots.
Simple, elegant, and very easy to do...I hope you will give it a try!

I love the Christmas Noel cartridge. If you have it, I hope you will leave me a comment, and let me know what you have done with it.

Happy crafting ~


lisa808 said...

Wow, that tree is stunning!!!

scrapbooking for others said...

Oh Wow! That tree is gorgeous! I should have that cart by next week, it hasn't shipped yet! Can't wait to use it and try your technique with the wrapping paper.

FitterTwit said...

It's no secret that I LOVE this card!

Patty said...

any tricks for not getting the mylar/foil to tear? my first go wasn't so great. i'm letting the glue dry on this next try. i've cleaned my blade (it's newer) and i'm double cutting.

Patty said...

any tricks to keeping the foil/mylar from tearing? my first try didn't go so well. i've cleaned the blade (it's almost new) and i'm double cutting. this time i'm waiting a little bit to let the glue dry before i cut (i used uhu gluestick).