Today’s video shows how to make this floating card which was inspired by one of Ann Melvin’s videos. I was requested a couple of months ago if I’d make a video and put my spin on it. Very surprisingly, it only took 34 minutes to video how to make this card – although I did make all my flowers ahead of time! – but I did add on an extra 15 minutes showing how I made the poinsettias.
The Designer Series Paper (DSP) I’ve used is the Limited Edition Ever Eden DSP which is available until 3rd January 2022 while stocks last. There is nothing Christmassy about the designs in this pack but it makes beautiful Christmas cards when coupled with a Christmas image e.g. poinsettias. To create the flowers, I used the Gold Shimmer Vellum 156471 which is in the Christmas Mini Catalogue. This product will be retiring on 3rd January 2022 and in the UK and Europe it is currently reduced from £4.75 to £3.32.
For the poinsettia leaves I have used the Evening Evergreen Shimmer Vellum which is in the 2021 – 2023 InColour Shimmer Vellum along with Soft Succulent, Pale Papaya, Polished Pink and Fresh Freesia – two sheets of each colour. Normally, I curl the petals of flowers I adhere on to cards but I just don’t think this idea suits poinsettias. This is why I decided to take time at the end of the video to show how I get – what I believe is – a more realistic look.
My method makes these flowers very “thick” and need to be carefully flattened to get them into a 6″ x 6″ envelope; I buy my envelopes from a local stationery shop. This is something else I demonstrate in the video because I recommend that you use a piece of card in the envelope to give the card support that this design lacks. The piece of card that comes with our 6″ x 6″ pack of DSP is ideal!
Despite having to flatten the poinsettias to put them into an envelope, there will still be a fair amount of dimensional when the card reaches its destination and is taken out of the envelope. If you don’t like having this issue to deal with, there is a stamp set called Poinsettia Petals with an image that can be die-cut. This way you can add some height with Dimensionals. I love the depth which can be achieved with the stand-alone dies but I do appreciate it isn’t everyone’s cup of tea! 😀
I hope you have a very blessed Sunday. Whatever your plans are, please take very good care and stay safe. I look forward to being back soom and in the meantime, happy crafting.
Inches apply to A4 cardstock & Letter-size Cardstock
Soft Succulent Cardstock – 5¾” x 11” (14.6cm x 27.8cm)
Score on landscape side at 2”, 4” 4 ½” (5cm, 10cm 11.25cm). Turn cardstock 180° and repeat.
Soft Succulent Cardstock – 8¼” x 3¾” (20.9cm x 9.5cm)
Score and fold at 4⅛” (10.45cm)
Evening Evergreen Cardstock – 8 pieces 5⅝” x 1⅞” (14.3cm x 4.7cm)
Evening Evergreen Cardstock – 3⅝” x 1⅞” (9.2cm x 4.7cm)
Evening Evergreen Cardstock – 2 pieces 4” x 3⅝” (10.1cm x 9.3cm)
Ever Eden Designer Series Paper Design 1 – 4 pieces 5½” x 1¾” (14cm x 4.4cm)
Ever Eden Designer Series Paper Design 2 – 4 pieces 5½” x 1¾” (14cm x 4.4cm)
Ever Eden Designer Series Paper Design 1 – 3⅞” x 3½” (9.8cm x 8.9cm)
Ever Eden Designer Series Paper Design 1 – 3½” x 1¾” (8.9cm x 4.4cm)
Basic White Cardstock – 3⅞” x 3½” (9.8cm x 8.9cm)
Gold Shimmer Vellum – for poinsettias
2021 – 2023 InColour Glimmer Vellum (Evening Evergreen) – for poinsettia leaves
Basic White Cardstock – scrap for sentiment
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