A couple of weeks ago I did a video about making your own shiny cardstock from wrapping paper over on Cuttlebug Challenge. Well, here it is in action, using a fabulous cut from the Cricut Solutions Cartridge - Christmas Noel (thanks to my friend, Kristi!!)
I began by cutting the Swirl Tree on the gold foil paper that had been adhered to plain cardstock with a glue stick. It cut very easily, and left some beautiful "weeds" or left over flourishes that I can use on other projects.
I cut two trees in "blackout" 1/4 inch larger than the gold, so it would show all around the edges. I used dimensional foam dots to give the tree thickness and life. I used Red Stickles to "decorate" the tree.Next I constructed the card with a layer of red mylar adhered to the front of the A2 card, a rectangle of designer paper edged in gold Elmer's Paint Writer in the center, and a gold shimmery ribbon tied in a bow around the card.
The sentiment was stamped with SU's Heat and Stick Powder, heated with a heat gun to make it sticky, gold glitter sprinkled on, and then heated again to set the Heat and Stick. The edges were inked to match the red background paper, and adhered with more dimensional dots.
Simple, elegant, and very easy to do...I hope you will give it a try!
I love the Christmas Noel cartridge.
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Happy crafting ~