Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Christmas card with honeycomb paper

Well thanks to Debbie for taking the photo of this card and adding to her blog. Decided to borrow her photo for this lesson.
Christmas is a wonderful time to make those special cards for friends and family and a pop out card is sure to wow them. Pop outs do take that bit extra time but they are so worth it.
Materials: White cardstock - 2 sheets, gold cardstock, white cardstock, white and gold organza ribbon, Christmas words stamp by PSX, Snowflake stamp by Hero arts, selection of Sissix and Cuttlebug embossing folders, big shot, sticky red tape, gold glitter, Cuttlebug snowflake die cut/embossing folder, small gold star embellishment, Clear embossing ink pad, Gold embossing powder, WS Designs Christmas tree pop out template, Gold Honeycomb paper.
Method: Take 1 sheet of white cardstock and fold in half to create square 15 x 15 card and set aside. Take square of gold cardstock 14 x 14 and attach to cardfront. Take square of white cardstock 13 x 13 and run through Big Shot using Sissix snowflake embossing folder. You will be left with strip down the right hand side of cardstock that has not embossed - onto this strip add red magic sticky tape and peel off liner and pour on gold glitter. Attach organza ribbon using vellum tape and secure to back of cardstock and then attach cardstock to cardfront as shown. Use Big shot to cut out snowflake from gold paper using Cuttlebug snowflake die cut and then emboss with the snowflake embossing folder and attach to cardfront as shown and add small gold star embellishment. The front of your card is now finished so you can set this aside.
Take your second sheet of white cardstock and again fold in half to create square 15 x 15 card. Take your ws designs christmas tree template and place up against the fold line and trace out your christmas tree and cut out. When tracing out the christmas tree mark the score lines on both sides of your card and score. Take the extreme right hand side of this card and run through the Big Shot using Cuttlebug Christmas words embossing folder. On the extreme left hand side, use clear embossing ink pad and gold embossing powder to stamp and emboss the snowflakes and christmas words.
Use your WS Designs tree template to cut out tree from gold honeycomb paper. Put lots of ds tape onto both sides of the tree and then using the inner piece of your card that you have just worked out as a guide, take off the tape on the one side of the christmas tree and lay it down on the inner part of your outer card. Once you are happy with positioning then remove tape from other side of the tree and close your outer card to secure the honeycomb tree.
Its now time to attach your inner card to your outer card. You only need to secure the right hand and left hand panels.
WS designs offer some wonderful templates and making pop out cards with their templates is so easy as they even have the notches in them as to where to score your card. They have both big and small templates in most designs and they also have a very good DVD all about pop out cards which is very good. They also sell honeycomb paper if you cannot find it in South Africa. I have bought it from them in the past and its pretty economical as you get about 16 christmas trees out of 1 sheet of honeycomb paper if you cut it carefully.
Hope you enjoyed this pop up technique.

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