Look at what John Petersen (Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko) made for Els at Elizabeth Craft Designs . . .
From May Arts, a clever Thanksgiving banner . . .
|by Sandy Hulsart|
As you can see, I added lots of gems and the final step was the Happy Holidays sentiment. The DP is from the Echo Park Season's Greetings 6x6 paper pad. Finished size is 6" square. If you would like to make a center step card, you can find the templates to make a 6" square or an A2 version here."
I have always been drawn to the combination of icy blue and crimson red ---paring a very pale color with a very strong one adds drama...and this is a good drama. This glittery perched reed bird is a real stand out amongst the leafy branches and sparkling snowflakes.
- Ink and stamp the background twice with Distressed Frayed Burlap onto Blue Poppy panel.
- Die cut the Leafy Branch from White, Dove grey and slate cardstock.
- Stack all three branches and shift to offset --allowing all three colors to remain visible. Apply tiny amounts of white glue stategically to hold in position. Add small foam dots to the reverse side--hide foam dots amongst the overlapping branches; tie red and white baker's twine to bundle; attach to blue layer.
- Die cut Crystalline Border snowflakes, apply translucent glitter and center gemstones then randomly adhere to background.
- Die Cut Perched Reed Bird from crimson paper and apply red glitter to cover completely. Add black gem for the eye.
- Add additional crystal gem stones between and onto branches.
- Add the white and slate grey panels then attach to crimson notecard. There you have it!"