Good Sunday morning. I have two clean and simple pine Christmas cards to share with you today made using the new Rubbernecker Twigs die. For my first card I used the twigs to create a small pine wreath and paired it with the Window 4 Pane die and embellished the wreath with a bright red multi loop bow..
The Window and Card Base
- Cut a piece of green designer paper 4.25″ x 2.75″ and attach it to the top of the card base using ATG adhesive.
- Cut a piece of white card stock 4.25″ x 3.00″, score it every .25″ across the paper using your Scor-Pal and attach to the card base using ATG adhesive.
- Cut two windows using white cardstock.
- Use the window as a template to draw cut lines on the card base.
- Cut the opening on the card base using your craft knife. Cut about 1/8″ outside the drawn cut lines.
- Apply mounting tape to the back of the window and attach over the front opening of the card base.
- Apply ATG adhesive to the back f the second window and attach it to the inside opening of the card base.
- Cut a circle wreath base using green cardstock.
- Cut several sets of the Twigs.
- Trim off the top half of the twigs to make small enough for this wreath size.
- Attach the twigs to the wreath base using glossy accents. Alternate the the direction of the twigs, one left, one right and one center and continue all the way around the wreath.
- Create a multi loop bow and attach it to the wreath using glue dots.
- Attach the wreath to the lower window using glossy accents.
- You can check out my wreath video and step by step tutorial on Splitcoaststampers.
My second card paired the Twigs with the Borders #3. I created a pine twig bough on the pretty white layer and embellished it with a red multi loop bow.
The Scalloped Layer
- Cut the Borders #3 using white cardstock.
- Attach the layer to the card base using strips of mounting tape.
The Pine Twigs Bough
- Cut several sets of the Twigs die using green cardstock.
- Begin attaching twigs in the center of the white layer using glossy accents, alternating the twigs left and right to create the the bough base.
- Trim off the bottom third of several twigs and attach them to fill in over top of the base to create a full bough.
- Create a multi loop red bow and attach to the bough with glue dots.
I had fun making these die cut pine Christmas cards. As much as I love creating detailed scene or floral projects with lots of part and pieces, it is always nice to make several clean and simple cards to have on hand for those last minute card needs. Today is the last day of the Rubbernecker sale. Be sure and check out all the new dies that I have used over the last several posts. Thanks so much for coming by.