Good Monday morning. My project today is a little out of my wheelhouse. I have had the Graphic 45 Christmas Past Collection for quite a while and have rarely used it. I love the images but it is 12” by 12” and most of the images and designs are too large for card making. I broke down and cut the cherubs out of the Ode to Joy and thought they would be beautiful on a card paired with poinsettias and holly.
I started by cutting out the frame layers. I used vanilla cardstock for the decorative border and applied metallic rich gold Pan Pastel to it to make it match the designer paper. The second frame layer was cut out of the backside of the paper and was attached to the base with mounting tape. I attached a folded 5” x 3” card to the back ofthe frame.
I cut the image out using my snips. I cut three sets of poinsettias out of vanilla cardstock, applied red Pan Pastel for the color and then applied rich gold pastel to add a shimmer to the flowers. I cut the holly and pine sprigs using artichoke and applied rich gold pastel to them as well. Sadly none of this gold glimmer shows in the photos but it’s really stunning in person.
I arranged the foliage on the base and attached with glossy accents. I attached the cherubs image to the base using mounting tape and then attached the poinsettias with glossy accents. I tucked a few sprigs of pine around each poinsettia to soften.
I just got my order of new Pan Pastel colors this week and realized I ordered one of the colors in my Susan's Garden set. 340 Permanent Red Tint. Ugh! I hate when I do that but it always give me the opportunity to share some blog candy with you. All you have to do to qualify for the Pan Pastel, Sofft Knife and Cover is leave me a comment by Friday, Oct 4th at 5:00 pm letting me know if you have tried using Pan Pastels.
Paper: Graphic 45 Christmas Past Ode to Joy, Vanilla, Artichoke Accessories: Poppystamps Small Blooming Poinsettia, Memory Box Holly Vine, Martha Stewart Branch Punch, Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles, Pan Pastel Metallic Rich Gold 911.5, Permanent Red Shade 340.3, Sofft Knives and Covers, Sizzix Accessory Tool Kit, Glossy Accents, Mounting Tape, Glue Dots, Metal Adapter Plate, ATG, Big Shot, Teflon Bone Folder, Guillotine Paper Cutter