Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Pink&Blue Christmas Cards

Hello everyone!

Today I'm going to show you some of mine pinkish and bluish Christmas mini cards I've made recently. I know the colour is unusual for Christmas projects but look at them .... they are pretty aren't they?


First, I made many Foamiran Poinsettia Flowers out of white, pink and blue genuine foamiran which you can buy from https://www.crafteezee.co.uk/. The technique, how to make them, I described in one of my previous posts here.







For the base of the cards I went with a few different type of scrapbook paper found in my messy, crafty cabinet a month ago, so they're My Mind's Eye Collectable, Teresa Collins Santa's List and Frosty Signature Christmas by Jen Wilson. 

The next, steps ware easy.... wreath star stencil die cuts for the centerpiece, some glitter stars, moss, wax cords, crystal bits, ice effect paste, Christmas sentiments and there is the result: 


























Have a lovely week!

 Hugs,
Elena xxx

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Poinsettia tutorial

Hello everyone! 

Did you remember my Glove card last time I've shown you? Today I'm going to explain you how to make this easy but very attractive Poinsettia Flowers which is at about 7 cm, suitable for any Christmas project.  



First of all I made my templates which look like those shown on the picture. You also can use Rosy Owl Poinsettia flower set. 
The larger five-petals template is 8 cm diameter circumference and smaller one is 6.5 cm.



Next, I cut two larger and one small petals out of red regular foamiran.




After that started shaping them in the way shown:

 Heated every each petal...



and pushed it with the middle size ball from the Flower Making Tools.



After shaping all of them five, I gently twisted their edges like that:



My petals got those shape at the front side, 




and that, at the back side.




I assembled the petals overlapping, started from the biggest one and finished with the smallest one at the top : 








It was time to attach the stamens. I chose Heard Head Olive Stamens (at about 7 double head in a bunch) which I folded with a piece of florist wire. 



I dyed them with bright green oil pastel and infixed them in the previously punched a little hole in the middle of the flower.





Cut the stamens edges, glued them at the back side of the flower, then my flower was completed.  




There are some more of my beautiful Red Poinsettias!










Have a lovely week for all of you!

Hugs,
Elena xxx


The products used can be ordered in the Noor! Design U.K. webshop:





Monday, 20 November 2017

Christmas Glove Card

Hello everyone!

Time before Christmas is time for feverish preparation for all kinds of handmade cards and presents. I've had so mush fun playing with anything Christmassy, glittering and sparkling stuff around me.

Today I'm going to show you one of my favourite shapes of a Christmas card, a Glove shape!






For the base of my glove-shaped card I used PION design, Long time ago in Bethlehem,which is ON SALE,  Holy Scripture paper sheet stitched with brown, masked with Viva Decor 3D Ice Effect White, sprinkled with Viva Decor Ice Crystals . 




I embellished my card with a Handmade Foamiran Poinsettia Flower made out of Poppy Red Foamiran. For the Holly leaves I used Sea Green Foamiran.
Next time I'm going to show you step-by-step tutorial, how easy you can make this stunning Poinsettia flower! 





I also add some JoyCraft Berries- Natural, White and Red  Wax Cord, a cut of Lace Elenor, Miniature Larch Cones Shabby white and my favourite Vintage Seam Bindings. Accomplished my Glove card with a little wooden embossed  sentiment ''JOY'' on the right bottom corner.







Wishing all of you a happy week!

Hugs,
Elena xxx


The products used can be ordered in the Noor! Design U.K. webshop:



Pink&Blue Christmas Cards

Hello everyone! Today I'm going to show you some of mine pinkish and bluish Christmas mini cards I've made recently. I know the c...