Classic Gold and Red DIY Christmas Card

Snow and Cocoa Christmas Wreath Greeting Card  Little did I expect rummaging my new scrapbook embellishments, metal cutting dies not only helps me uncluttered my mind, it ignites my scrapbook passion and sparkles creativity to make new things. (Don’t believe me? Try it when your heart is troubled in future.) I realised I haven’t started my double Z fold card when the card kit has rested on my desk some time. Letting things go unfinished is not my style. So, searching on Natalie Lapakko’s double Z fold card began.

My first double Z-fold card making is inspired by Natelie Lapakko. She is talented in scrapbook and demonstrates many embossing, 3D diy card techniques at her blog. I love some of her beautiful cards and there are tons of card inspirations you can draw from her. What I found is not just the double Z fold card template, but also TGIF challenges.

I’m completely excited after discovering many scrapbook project challenges. This is because these challenges undeterred our creative block and grows the scrapbooking community. Creativity are endless when you participate in the challenge. Thus I decided to play along with this week TGIF Challenges on christmas colours.

Challenge Inspiration
This card is inspired by TGIF challenges – #TGIFC136 Colour Challenge
TGIF Colour Challenge - Christmas Colour

The project entry must align with the challenge colour theme. When I found gold polka dots card base paper and saw the sentiment words – “joy, peace and love”, the idea on Christmas wreath and the remembrance of God’s steadfast love rattled in my mind. I had this idea as I think wreath is a perfect ornament for Christmas season. Its circular shape dawned to me as an eternity, grow and harmony. Maybe this is a vision which I constantly experience in my family and I would like to maintain joy, peace and love. Evolving the card concept around the sentimental words and wreath, you can notice that heart shaped is centred to represent love.

I am joyful when I see flower bloom. With this inspiration, I therefore surrounded the perimeter of heart with the leaves, shinning gold and red flowers to bring the card alive and form a heart Christmas wreath. The gold string is to light up the card like a fairy lights.  I adored these shinning gold and red flowers on the wreath as it symbolises peace and joy. It also makes the card gorgeous when it beautifully adds dimension to the card.

This card is easy to make using a Big Shot machine or any embossing / die-cutting machine. Importantly, I learnt that the keys to love someone is to be peace and joy.

Scrapbook materials you’ll need for this project
Metallic gold string
Card stock with gold foil embossing
Metal cutting dies for leaves
Kaisercraft metal cutting dies for heart
Snow and Cocoa Embellishments with Foil Accents
Foam Adhesive Tape
Glue Tape
Flower decoration bit

How to make this card?

  • Sketch your card layout. Select the embellishments and accents with colours that coordinates well with the card base colour. (Thumb of rule: Never use more than 3 primary colours for your foreground elements such as wordings and ephemera.

    Die cutting a heart           Emboss the paper to form a snow effect with polka dot embossing dot.

  • Die cutting a heart shape. Then emboss it with polka dots embossing folder to create snow effect.

    Add the metallic gold string round the green leaves to form a wreath.

  • Use the metallic gold string to wire around the leaves.  add flower to light up the christmas wreath.
  • Adhere the flower bits as the ornaments for the Christmas wreath.
  • Lastly, add the foam adhesive to the sentimental message for an 3D finishing touch.

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