‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

July 10, 2019

Kia Ora Koutou

 

Welcome back and today I am so excited with the debut of the stunning Candlelit Christmas collection from Heartfelt Creations.

The snow is gently falling, the decorating has been done, and the soft glow from the candles in the window invite you to just sit, relax and enjoy the peaceful side of the holiday season! Flickering candlelight is always a cozy welcome addition to any Christmas festivities, and is a lovely way to create a warm and welcoming ambiance, allowing for a stillness that leads to reflections of the season! Steeped in traditions for centuries, illuminated candles have been associated with the yuletide season in various ways…from being placed in the window offering a warm welcome to travelers from afar, to representing the Star of Bethlehem guiding the Wise Men to the birthplace of Jesus Christ, to setting the ambiance to a family Christmas dinner! Whether you enjoy the brilliance of candlelit lanterns, grand candelabras or a glowing votive, there is no denying the beautiful luminescence candles bring to the advent season! Join us as we leave behind the hustle and bustle and take time to reflect on the calmer side of the holiday season with the new Candlelit Christmas Collection! Become enraptured in a glimmering paper collection hued in brilliant blues, garland greens and holly berry reds, ensconced in illustrations of glowing candlelit lanterns, pretty centerpieces, and gladdening poinsettias, all dipped in elegant snowflake patterns, breathtaking brocades and festive floral clusters! A brilliant assembling of cling stamp sets, along with coordinating dies, offer radiant illustrations of festive lanterns, stunning ornamental centerpieces and beautifully scripted sentiments, perfect for embellishing all of your Christmas themed paper crafting creations. Stamp, die cut and shape an assortment of traditional flowering poinsettias, along with decorative holly accents quickly and easily with the coordinating cling stamp set, dies and dimensional shaping mold, allowing you to assemble realistic holiday poinsettias ideal for accenting handmade holiday greeting cards, scrapbook layouts, and heirloom albums!  So, join us as we light our favorite candles, take in the beauty of the holiday season, and enjoy the shimmer and incandescence of the Candlelit Christmas Collection!

These poinsettias are just so easy to create and it is fun to make them in different colours.  Today I am sharing an easel shaker card – check out the deer in the snow!

Products Used:

Candlelit Poinsettia Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3882
Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3881
Candlelit Christmas Paper CollectionHCDP1-2104
Starry Night Decorative DieHCD1-7252
Candlelit Poinsettia DieHCD1-7250
Christmas Poinsettia & Holly DieHCD1-7249
3D Christmas Poinsettia Shaping MoldHCFB1-478
Window Frame DieHCD1-7148
Window Frame Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3794
Window Box Elements DieHCD1-7150
Decorative Pocket Accents DieHCD1-7211
Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper Pack of 50 – WhiteHCPP1-475
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Jet BlackRACP468
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Library GreenRACP475
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Leaf GreenRACP436
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – OliveRACP482
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Red GeraniumRACP993
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – ViridianRACP669
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – French UltramarineRACP607

 

Other Products: 

White cardstock, iCraft Iris cardstock, Ranger Archival ink – Cobalt, Clear Sparkles, Viva Decor 3D Stamp Paint – Grass Green

For more tips on creating with the Candlelit Christmas collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/PJeFD_d3AiM.

Instructions: 

Cut a piece of white cardstock 12″ x 6″. Score at 3″ and 6″ to create the base easel card. Cut two 6″ x 6″ panels from the paper collection. Die cut 6 decorative dies from the HCD1–7211 Decorative Pocket Accents Die set and add Frosting Powder to the dies with Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge. Adhere the dies behind the panels as shown. Cut a piece of white cardstock 6″ x 6″ and adhere to the back of one of the panels and adhere to the top easel. Adhere the other panel to the base of the card. Die cut two straight edge snowflake dies from the HCD1-7252 Starry Night Decorative Die out of white cardstock. Add Frosting Powder to the dies with Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge. Add one die to the top of the card and one to the base of the card.

Stamp the window image from the HCPC-3794 Window Frame Stamp set in Jet Black ink on white cardstock and die cut with the coordinating die. Colour the window with French Ultramarine ink. Cut a piece of clear cardstock 2 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ and adhere to the back of the window. Die cut the lace edge die from the HCD1-7211 Decorative Pocket Accents Die pocket accents die out of white cardstock. Sponge the edge with Viridian ink and add Frosting Powder using Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge. Trim and adhere to the back of the window at the top. Die cut a plain window die without the windowpanes cut out from white cardstock. Die cut the cottage and deer scene from the patterned paper using the inner plain edge die from the HCD1-7148 Window Frame Die set. Adhere to the back plain window die cut. Add Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter – Diamond glitter using Dries Clear glue to the image. Add strips of foam tape around each side leaving no gaps. Add 1/2 tsp of Frosting Powder to the centre and then adhere the base window to the top window to create a shaker. Adhere to the card front to the left. Die cut the window decorative dies from the HCD1–7211 Decorative Pocket Accents Die set out of white cardstock. Add Frosting Powder to the dies, trim the large die in half and adhere to the sides as shown. Add the decorative die to the top of the window.

Stamp the small candle image from the HCPC-3882 Candlelit Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Add Crystal Clear glitter to the image with Dries Clear glue on a dry sponge. Adhere to the bottom left of the window frame as shown.

Stamp the holly images from the HCPC-3881 Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Cling Stamp Set with Library Green ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping paper. Colour with Red Geranium ink and Leaf Green and Olive inks and die cut with the coordinating die. Add green stamp paint with a damp sponge to the holly leaves and shape using the coordinating mold. Add Crystal Clear glitter with Dries Clear Glue on a damp sponge. Adhere to the top right of the card top and to the bottom left around window. Add Red Berry Nuvo drops to the holly berries.

Stamp the poinsettia images from the HCPC-3881 Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Cling Stamp Set in Cobalt Blue ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. Colour with Cobalt Blue ink and die cut with the coordinating dies. Shape using the coordinating mold and add Crystal Clear glue using Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge. Add Minnie Pearl Prills to the centres and adhere over the holly leaves.

Base of easel: Cut the sentiment from the paper collection and mat it on white card. Add to the bottom with foam tape to create the ledge for the easel.

Stamp the holly images from the HCPC-3881 Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Cling Stamp Set with Library Green ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping paper. Colour with Red Geranium ink and Leaf Green and Olive inks and die cut with the coordinating die. Add green stamp paint with a damp sponge to the holly leaves and shape using the coordinating mold. Add Crystal Clear glitter with Dries Clear Glue on a damp sponge. Adhere to the left of the sentiment as shown and add Red Berry Nuvo drops to the holly berries.

Stamp the poinsettia images from the HCPC-3881 Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Cling Stamp Set in Cobalt Blue ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. Colour with Cobalt Blue ink and die cut with the coordinating dies. Shape using the coordinating mold and add Crystal Clear glue using Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge. Add Minnie Pearl Prills to the centres and adhere over the holly leaves.

To finish, add clear sparkles to the snowflake dies as shown.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia





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