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Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Heartfelt Creations ~ Framed Christmas Star

 Hi Friends,

Today I have a fun combination for you for inspiration Wednesday and I hope it truly inspires you to get those Christmas card making items out and begin or finish those holiday masterpieces. I am combining the Festive Poinsettia and the Holiday Star Collections today for a fun traditional inspired card. Lets take a look...


Cut a piece of white card stock to 7 x 10” and score in half at 5”. Cut sheet 7B from the HCDP1-2129 Festive Poinsettia Paper Collection to 5 x 7”.  Ink the edges of this red decorative paper with Red Geranium Archival Ink using the HCDA1-449 Stack and Store Daubers. Glue this to the card front. Cut a piece of white cardstock to 5 x 7” and die cut top and bottom edges using the border die shown from the HCD2-7425 Filigree Border & Accents Die Set. Using 2 pieces of 1 1/2 x 7” Luxe Gold Cardstock, die cut 2x more the same border die to layer behind the white cardstock. Glue together with Dries Clear Glue, slightly offset so that the gold slightly shows behind the white. Cut sheet 9B to 2 15/16 x 7” and ink the edges using Emerald Archival Ink. Attach this patterned paper to the white cardstock between the die cut edges and glue the panel created to the card front down the card front centered horizontally. Die cut the 4 x 4” center doily from HCD1-7271 Rounded Window Frame Die set from both white cardstock as well as Luxe Gold Cardstock. Layer the gold cardstock behind the white doily slightly offset like in the step before and glue together before using 3D foam dots to attach to the center of the card front.

Stamp the large star from the HCPC-3993 Holiday Star Cling Stamp Set 3x in gold metallic ink onto the following papers… (1x onto Sheet 8B of the Festive Poinsettia Paper, 1x onto Luxe Gold Cardstock, and 1x onto Sea Foam Green Cardstock). Heat emboss using Ranger Gold Embossing Powder. Using the same stamp set, stamp the “Merry Christmas” in Red Geranium ink and die cut using the HCD1-7204 Arrows and Banners Die Set. (Designers Tip: The long narrow die in this set can be used to create any size die with flags on either one or both sides of your sentiment for great versatility! Also cut an extra piece from Gold Luxe Cardstock and add to the end for a coordinating look.) Using the same gold embossing technique as above, stamp the smaller star stamp 2x onto Luxe Gold Cardstock using the HCPC-3994 Large Holiday Star Cling Stamp Set. Stamp the small poinsettia 3x from the HCPC-3957 Large Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set using the same gold heat embossing combination onto white cardstock. Color using daubers and Red Geranium ink and die cut with coordinating dies. Shape using the matching 3D Mold and finish off by layering two flowers and adding gold micro beads to the centers. Stamp the leaves 3x onto Sea Foam Cardstock with Emerald Ink using the HCPC-3958 Small Festive Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set. Color slightly with Vivid Chartreuse Archival Ink and Emerald Ink and die cut and shape with the coordinating die and 3D mold. Stamp leaf sprigs 3x with White Versa Color Ink and heat emboss with Aged Ivory Embossing Powder. Die cut all remaining stamped images with the coordinating dies.

To assemble the card begin by layering the large star on the center doily using 3D foam dots behind the gold layer. Then using a glue gun attach the leaves to the bottoms of the flowers and glue to the card. Finish the bouquet by adding the ivory foliage and accenting gold stars. Lastly add the sentiment by using Dries Clear Glue to the left of the banner and adhering double dot 3D foam for extra height, to the right side of the banner for an even sentiment. Decorate the inside of the card as desired.

  I hope you enjoyed that as much as I enjoyed creating it for each of you! Check out my personal project in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery to find out what products I used for this project. 

Also, please be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all of the gorgeous projects created by the other amazing design team members.

Love, Melanie

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