Crafty Christmas Weekend Workouts – Week 9 Day 1

This weekend’s Crafty Christmas Weekend Workouts are a bit delayed this week, due to various reasons.

Today we are going to focus on those cards for that special someone. This project is from the ‘Fancy Christmas Cards’ class I ran last week.

Reason for the Season Stampin' Up!

This card uses the Reason for the Season Stamp Set and the coordinating Festive Flower Builder Punch.

The completed card is larger than usual as it is A5 (just a sheet of A4 folded in half), but this gives the Poinsettia a lovely base to sit on.

Using the 2-step stamps in the set we created a random background of Poinsettias and a background for the banner from a strip of Gold Metallic Card. This complements the Gold Baker’s Twine perfectly.

We used tone-on-tone stamping in Real Red and Garden Green to create the Poinsettia, before punching out the leaves and petals, folding them along the central vein to create dimension, and then assembling. The accent colour is Crushed Curry and this also coordinates nicely with the gold touches.

Pop back tomorrow when I’ll have the other delayed Crafty Christmas Weekend Workout for you…

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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