Saturday, December 08, 2012

ScrapMart: Swirly Holiday Card

I am so excited to share my shaped card that I created with Spellbinders™ LF-016 Grand Decorative Ovals One as the card base.

Swirly Holiday Card by Margie Higuchi
Supplies - Glittered Cardstock: Core'dinations (Bermuda Bling); Patterned Paper: Carta Bella (Traditions Collection); Ink: Ranger (Distress Ink); Ribbon: Creative Impression; Pearls: Want2Scrap; Dies: Spellbinders Paper Arts (LF-016 Grand Decorative Ovals One, LF-110 Grand Ovals and S4-339 2012 Holiday Tree); Tools and Adhesives: ScraPerfect (the Embellie Gellie and the Best Glue Ever); Foam Squares: SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L (3D Foam Squares)


I cut: LF-016 Grand Decorative Ovals One (two with red paper); LF-110 Grand Ovals (one with patterned paper) and S4-339 2012 Holiday Tree (glittered cardstock) die templates. For easy release of paper from intricate cut dies, I used wax paper between the dies and paper.


Ink the edges of the ovals used for the card front - this will show the embossed edges really well.


Score the second oval die cut ¾" from the top of short side and apply glue in the scored area. Match up the  two die cuts and adhere. It will look like the one pictured below - a shaped card.


On the smaller oval, assemble tree die cut, punch holes at the bottom and thread ribbon to tie a bow. Then add pearls to finish. Place foam squares on the back of the embellished oval and center onto the card front. I also added pearls on the edges of the card base. Here's another look at the card.


I love making these shaped cards especially during the holidays :) Most of the products used are available at Scrap-mart.com! Don't forget to sign up on their email - every month you receive a 40% coupon for one item (visit website for details). This month's 40% coupon is STOCKING.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope your holiday preparations are going well...just need to start mine! LOL!
MargieH xo

14 comments:

Debby said...

Wonderful! I love that tree die. Thank you for the tip on the wax paper.

~Melissa~ said...

So pretty! Love the tree!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

This is such a lovely card, Margie! The touch of ribbon is perfect!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

just beautiful!

Fleursbydesign said...

Very pretty cars

Nirupama said...

So so gorgeous!

KC said...

Nice! That tree is really pretty.

Deedee Horton said...

This is just gorgeous! Love it!

pinkalishious said...

beautiful love all the distressing

April Derrick said...

Wow - very cool shaped card!! Love the distressing as well!

soapHOUSEmama said...

this is really pretty! LOVE the color combos!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful Margie! Love the ornate Christmas tree! Happy Holidays!

Connie Mercer said...

love this~so pretty!!!!

Izzy Anderson said...

Oh my goodness, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the color combination. The blue tree is so striking. Beautiful work!