One of our new Paper Pads makes this handmade farmhouse style Christmas card idea a snap!
The beautiful trend is still going strong and today’s handmade farmhouse style Christmas card idea has it all! Rustic yet gorgeous design, a little antiqued sparkle and a beautiful 3D paper poinsettia to boot – AND it’s not hard to make! What more can you ask for?
Carol has done such a great job spelling it all out for us we are going to let her take the wheel and bring you through her process. Check it all out!
The Farmhouse Style Card base and layers
- Spray the back of the intricate Snow with Pixie Spray (a re-positionable adhesive) that will keep all of the beautiful parts of the stencil on the paper.
- Place the stencil on some 110# white cardstock. Spread your desired texture paste/glitter paste through the stencil. I used a clear chunky gold glitter paste.
- Immediately clean the stencil and tools. Set the panel aside to dry.
- Die cut a piece of paper from the Festive Farmhouse paper pad with the largest Nested Rectangle Small Stitch die.
- Adhere the piece to an A2 card base with liquid glue.
- Trim a strip of dark green paper from the Festive Farmhouse to about ¼”.
- Then tape it across the largest Rectangle Stitched die and run it through your die cutting machine. This way the strip will also have the stitched edges!
- When the snowflake stenciled piece is dry, position the Rectangle Stitched die like this, in the next photo. I just eyeballed it, and it’s about 1-5/8″.
- Adhere it, and the dark green strip, to the card base with glue.
The 3d Paper Poinsettia
- Die cut the Poinsettia #2 from white cardstock. Die cut the flower centers from gold mirror cardstock.
- Die cut some green cardstock with the largest poinsettia flower.
- Use flower shaping tools such as a stylus or loop to add shape to the petals. Check out these before and after-shaping photos.Flat die cuts:
Shaped die cuts:
Do you see how just that little extra step adds so much?
- Next I used my finger to add some of the clear glitter paste (the same as used with the Snowflake stencil) to the edges of the petals. You can wear gloves or use a stiff bristled brush if you don’t want to get your finger messy.
- Adding a thin layer just to the edges will give that “wow” factor to your flower!
- When the paste is dry, use liquid glue to adhere the poinsettia layers together.
- Adhere the flower to the card base.
- Stamp the sentiment from the Christmas Cheer Set in Versamark ink onto some white cardstock.
- Sprinkle on gold embossing powder and heat set.
- Trim the sentiment to a rectangle, add foam tape to the back, and adhere it to the card.Just look at all that dimension and texture! And we love all the sparkle Carol added – it’s just enough to make this card something special to make and receive.
We hope you love this handmade farmhouse style Christmas card idea as much as we do and because all the sheets of patterned card stock in our Festive Farmhouse Paper Pad are all in the same color story, you can use all of the image laden sheets with this same idea to make totally unique cards. What a win-win!