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Today I'm sharing this festive Christmas card featuring the Amazing Paper Grace Jingle Word Frame die set from the Holiday Medley Collection. The stenciling is added by die cutting the design to use as a stencil.
The Amazing Paper Grace - Creative Encouragement Community Facebook group includes exclusive tutorial content. I'll be creating a mixed media tutorial there on the 13th of each month. My tutorial today includes a detailed step by step photo tutorial teaching you how to create this fabulous textured design. If you're not a part of this fabulous and encouraging group you can join HERE.
Amazing Paper Grace provided the dies used in this project.
Here you can see the beautiful stenciling behind the bottom floral cluster. The poinsettia is handcrafted from the Cinch and Go Poinsettia die set. The edges are inked, then I shaped the petals before adhering them together and added gold stamen to the centers. The fabulous dies not only cut the design, but emboss the veins into the paper as well.
The paper die cut is inked for a shabby feel and is a gorgeous background for this festive and sweet sentiment. I cut a circle of patterned paper matching the base to glue behind the die cut, so the background stenciling isn't visible through the paper die cut.
Texture is added around the clusters by adding pearls, prills, and microbeads.
More of the gorgeous poinsettias. I've also added in a few smaller flowers from Little Birdie Crafts to fill in the clusters.
One final shot. Be sure to check out the tutorial to learn how to use die cuts to add stenciled details to your projects in the Amazing Paper Grace - Creative Encouragement Community Facebook HERE.
Patterned Paper from my stash
Tim Holtz Idea-Ology ~ Christmas Quote Chips
US ArtQuest: Prills: Gilt Trip; Stop Whinning
Finnabair with Prima Marketing ~ Micro Beads - White Gold
Pearls from my stash
Stamen ~ Gold
Ranger ~ Distress Ink: Ground Espresso; Bundled Sage
Ranger ~ Texture Paste, White
Finnabair with Prima Marketing ~ Clear Gesso
Finnabair with Prima Marketing ~ Soft Matte Gel, Transparent
Liquitex ~ Gesso, White
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ Crafty Power Tape
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Tombo ~ Mono MULTI Liquid Glue