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Hot Christmas Cocoa

Hi everyone, today I would like to share another shape art Christmas card project with you all! And I totally love how this project turned out! Let’s get started!

Step 1:

I used a Dutch Doobadoo Shape Art stencil to create the base for my card: this is number 470.713.142. I traced one shape from craft coloured card stock, one from white pearlescent card stock and one from red design paper, each shape smaller than the previous one. After tracing I cut them all out with my scissors and distressed the edges with a paper distresser (but you can also use your scissors).

As my focal point I picked an image from an image sheet by Syta van Gelderen, cut it out and distressed the edges. I also cut a slightly larger rectangle from the same craft coloured card stock that I used before and also distressed the edges.

Step 2: Now that my base is ready I can search for other elements that add towards a fun design and that complement each other. I cut a strip of green card stock, also from design paper, and distressed the edges. I also cut a piece of red ribbon and made a separate bow from the same ribbon. I die cut snow flakes using a Crealies Duo Dies (CLDD49) form the same white pearlescent card stock that I used before. And I die another element from glitter card stock using a Joy Crafts! die (6002/0327). My sentiment is a combination of one of the banner stamps from the Clearly Besotted stamp set called “Banner Basics” and the text from the “Christmas Type” stamp set. I stamped with Versamark onto the same white pearlescent card stock and heat embossed using the Ranger “Liquid Plantinum” embossing powder, that matches the glitter card stock that I used nicely. You reach the best effects with stamping and heat embossing when you use an anti-static powder tool before applying the Versamark ink. After stamping and heat embossing I fussy cut the sentiment banner and distressed the edges.

Step 3:

I edged the craft card stock parts with the use of a foam applicator tool and Spectrum Noir Water-Reactive ink in the colour “Friar Brown”.

Step 4:

I adhered the red design paper panel to the white pearlescent panel using liquid glue. Next I adhered the green strip on top also using liquid glue. I wrapped the ribbon around these combined panels and adhered on the back using regular tape. Now I can adhere this combination to the craft coloured base using one millimetre foam tape.

I also adhered the two rectangle panels together, also using liquid glue.

Step 5:

Time to put the last elements together: I adhered the glitter part and the snow flakes underneath the focal point and adhered this combination on top of the card base. Now I can finish the project by adhering the red bow using Ranger “Glossy Accents” as well as the sentiment banner.

Detail picture:

I totally love how this project turned out!

That is it for today’s card project! I wish you a creative day!

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