December 15, 2015 • Anna Griffin
Only 10 days until Christmas! We are counting down the days and wrapping up the last of our handmade holiday cards. The Christmas Pop Up Card Making Kit is still inspiring us every day, so we wanted to share a beautiful gold card project that is gilded in gold foil and boughs of holly. Let’s get started!
We pulled out a matching gold damask card base and pop up insert, two gold borders, a gold foil tree, gold flourishes, holly sprigs and sentiments for the front and inside of the card. The only other supplies you’ll need outside of the kit are double sided adhesive and a craft knife.
First, we attached the pop up insert to the card base- this video will give you a closer look at the easiest way to adhere these together if you are new to pop ups. Then add the borders to the top and bottom of the insert.
What’s fun about this card is we used techniques on the foil flourishes that you may not have tried before. You’ll attach one flourish to the top of the card as shown. For the second flourish, trim off the two “tails” on the right side with a craft knife, add a tiny bit of adhesive to the front right of the flourish and adhere it just behind the right pop up structure. This gives you a lot of added dimension and the card will still open and close effortlessly!
Then we scored and folded a third flourish to make it look like it’s melting off of the card. Some of you may have seen this technique in our pop up cards before, but if you haven’t then you absolutely have to try it. It really takes them to the next level.
Now adhere the gold Christmas tree to the top of the center structure and the sentiment to the structure on the left.
That is so pretty as it is, but we are going to go a couple steps further. Next we took a small holly sprig and trimmed it in half with a craft knife. Don’t ever be afraid to cut your embellishments to make them go further on cards! We tucked these behind the top flourish and the circle “And a Happy New Year” sentiment.
Now take the remaining large holly sprigs and trim them, too. You can cut out any part of the image you choose.. there are no mistakes in crafting! Use these as the finishing touches on your card.
So gorgeous! We opted to keep this card simple on the front so the inside is a surprise, but you could also add a couple of gold flourishes or holly embellishments.
Now that is beautiful in the making!
We also wanted to send a special thank you for all the magnificent mail we’ve received the past couple of weeks! Wow!
Bye for now!