Impression Obsession Things With Wings Challenge

Welcome to the Impression Obsession Things With Wings challenge.  I chose to create a tree full of fall colored leaves and birds.  I disassembled the new Spotted Deer Frame and used the two tree sections to create the base for my tree.   I paired the tree with leaves from the Oak Leaves and Rake, Picket Fence, Grass Border, Small Grass Border and Small Birds.

Come see my Impression Obsession things with wings challenge card.

The Tree Base

  • Cut the Spotted Deer Frame using Kraft cardstock.
  • Cut the two tree sections away from the frame.
  • Apply Antique Linen ink directly on the tree sections using the ink pad and then follow by applying Vintage Photo ink.  Hint:  The light color ink dampens the cardstock and makes applying darker ink go on more smoothly. 
  • Figure out how you want the two tree sections to fit together to make a full looking tree and then attach them together by applying glossy accents.

Coloring The Leaves and Birds

  • Cut several sections of the small oak leaves.
  • Use mini applicators to apply touches of Fired Brick, Shabby Shutters and Spiced Marmalade ink to create the colorful fall leaves. I ended up adding touches of Peeled Paint  over the Shabby Shutters spots to enhance the green.
  • Use mini applicators to Chipped Sapphire and Spiced Marmalade to the birds.

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Attaching The Leaves and Birds

  • Attach the leaves to the branches using glossy accents and continue to fill in the tree.
  • Trim off the two birds formed into the tree branches using scissors.
  • Attach the colored birds over top of the trimmed bird areas using small pieces of mounting tape.
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Build The Scene

  • Cut a piece of blue cardstock and white cardstock to create scene layers.
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the back of the blue layer and attach to the white.
  • Apply thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the blue and white layer and attach to the card base.
  • Attach the tree to the card base using thin strips of mounting tape.  Use rolled glue dots to attach a few upper branches to the card base.
  • Attach the two grass borders together using double stick tape.
  • Attach the grass borders to the picket fence using double stick tape.
  • Attach the fence and grass section to the card base using strips of mounting tape.
  • Attach additional birds in the scene using small pieces of mounting tape.
  • Attach a few leaves falling from the tree and in the grass using glossy accents.
  • Apply Spectrum Noir clear Sparkle pen to the leaves and birds to add a touch of sparkle.

Come see my lovely Impression Obsession things with wings challenge card.

I hope you’ll come along and play in the challenge with us.  You can find all the details about prizes on the Impression Obsession blog.

Anna Wight

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

Giovana Smith

Ilina Crouse

Jeanne Streiff

Karen Amidon

Kelli Hull

Kittie Caracciolo

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

 
Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps…
[ IST ]
Oak Leaves and Rake
[ IST ]
Picket Fence
[ IST ]
Grass Border
[ IST ]
Sm. Grass Border
[ IST ]
Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps…
[ IST ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Icy…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
[ ELH ]
Lawn Fawn – 8.5 x 11 Cardstock -…
[ SBC ]
Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,…
[ ELH ]
Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Chipped…
[ ELH ]
Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Spiced…
[ ELH ]
Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Fired Brick
[ ELH ]
Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Shabby Shutters
[ ELH ]
Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Peeled Paint
[ ELH ]
Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Vintage Photo
[ ELH ]
Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Antique Linen
[ ELH ]
PanPastel Sofft Mini Applicators, 12 pk
[ ELH ]
Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir…
[ ELH ]
My Sweet Petunia MISTI Laser Etched…
[ ELH ]
My Sweet Petunia Mini MISTI Laser…
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 7mm (3/10″)
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 15mm (3/5″)
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 25mm (1″)
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 5mm (1/4″)
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 3mm (1/8″)
[ ELH ]
Susan’s Garden 4pcs. all metal tool set
[ ELZ | ELH ]
Large Molding Pad (6.5″ X 12″/16.5mm…
[ ELZ ]
EK Tools, Precision 5 Inch Scissors…
[ ELH ]
Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, 3/8″ (4029)
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, Micro (1/8″)
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
ATG Double-Sided Refill Tape, 2 pk, 1/4″
[ ELH ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Ranger Accents, Mini Glossy Accents
[ ELH ]
Ranger Accents, Glossy Accents
[ ELH ]
Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer…
[ ELH ]
Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate Glue, 4 oz.
[ ELH ]
Hero Arts Embossing Gun (Wagner)
[ ELH ]
Tonic Maxi 12 Inch Guillotine Paper…
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder
[ ELH ]
Tonic Comfort 8.5 Inch Guillotine…
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Glitter Clean-Up Cloth
[ ELH ]
Memory Box Dies, Metal Adaptor Plate
[ ELH ]
Sizzix Accessory – Standard Magnetic…
[ SZZ | SBC ]
Sizzix Accessory – Precision Base…
[ SZZ | SBC ]
Sizzix Big Shot White & Gray
[ ELH | SZZ | SBC ]
Dremel 7700-1/15 MultiPro 7.2-Volt…
[ AMZUS ]
 

Die Cut Poinsettia Christmas Card

Good Wednesday morning.  I have an elegant die cut poinsettia Christmas card to share with you today made using the newly released Spellbinders Cinch and Go Poinsettia and Holly Jolly Frames paired with the Floral Flourishes.  My card size is 5 x 7 due to the size of the gorgeous holly frame and I love that the size creates such a gorgeous background for the poinsettias and flourishes.

Come see how I made this die cut poinsettia Christmas card.

The Frame and Card Base

  • Cut a piece of cardstock 7 inches wide and 10 inches long and score at 5 inches to create the card base.
  • Place the outer frame die, large decorative holly die and smaller decorative frame on the cutting platform.
  • Place a piece of waxed paper or copy paper over dies to protect your white cardstock.
  • Place a 5 x 7 piece of white cardstock over the dies and run through the die cutting machine.
  • Apply thin strips of mounting tape around the inner frame border and around the outer frame border and attach to the card base.

Come see how I made this elegant die cut poinsettia Christmas card.

The Sentiment

  • Cut the sentiment using red cardstock.
  • Attach a strip of 1/8″ double stick tape to a clean desk surface or cutting mat and roll with your fingers to create adhesive for the sentiment.
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  • Apply sections of the rolled up double stick tape to key spots on the back of the sentiment.
  • Attach the sentiment inside the frame opening on the card base.

The Poinsettias

  • Cut a full set of poinsettias in red and two sets of smaller poinsettias in red.
  • Cut the largest die in green and two of the smaller poinsettia dies in green to use as a foliage background for the flowers.
  • Place all poinsettia sections face down on a molding pad and form each petal with the large round stylus.
  • Place all poinsettia sections face up on the molding pad and push down in the centers with the smaller tipped stylus to pull all the petals up.
  • Apply a small amount of glossy accents to the green flower centers and attach the largest red flower, making sure to offset so the green petals show.
  • Continue applying glossy accents to the flower layers and attaching and offsetting each layer to complete the flower.

Come see how I made this lovely die cut poinsettia Christmas card.

Completing the Die Cut Poinsettia Christmas Card

  • Cut two sections of each of the flourishes using green cardstock.
  • Apply glossy accents to the flourishes and attach to the corners of the frame, making sure not to cover the sentiment.
  • Apply glossy accents to the back of the poinsettias and attach to the frame base. 
  • Apply small amounts of glossy accents to each poinsettia center and attach a snow pearl in each to finish the card,

Thanks so much for coming by today and I hope you have enjoyed seeing my die cut poinsettia Christmas card.  I never tire of making poinsettia cards for the holidays and the recipients always love receiving them.  Get out your dies and get busy making cards as Christmas will be here before you know it.

 

 
Shapeabilities Holly Jolly Christmas…
[ SPL ]
Shapeabilities Cinch and Go…
[ SPL ]
Shapeabilities® Floral Flourishes…
[ SPL ]
Old Olive Cardstock 8.50″ x 11″
[ SUP ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,…
[ ELH ]
Elizabeth Craft Designs Susan’s…
[ ELH | ELZ ]
Large Molding Pad (6.5″ X 12″/16.5mm…
[ ELZ ]
Pearls, Snow
[ ELH ]
Ranger Accents, Mini Glossy Accents
[ ELH ]
Ranger Accents, Glossy Accents
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 7mm (3/10″)
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 15mm (3/5″)
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 25mm (1″)
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 5mm (1/4″)
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 3mm (1/8″)
[ ELH ]
EK Tools, Precision 5 Inch Scissors…
[ ELH ]
Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, 3/8″ (4029)
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, Micro (1/8″)
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
ATG Double-Sided Refill Tape, 2 pk, 1/4″
[ ELH ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer…
[ ELH ]
Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate Glue, 4 oz.
[ ELH ]
Hero Arts Embossing Gun (Wagner)
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Glitter Clean-Up Cloth
[ ELH ]
Memory Box Dies, Metal Adaptor Plate
[ ELH ]
Dremel 7700-1/15 MultiPro 7.2-Volt…
[ AMZUS ]