Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Merry Christmas Bouquet with Katrina Thompson

 Hello and Welcome. Thankyou for joining with me again today to see the last in a set of 4 card creations using the "It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas" collection by Tina Higgins.
For this project I have created a Christmas Bouquet by layering and fussy cutting the 12x12 patterned papers, along with the adhesive chipboard, Vellum Decoupage sheet and the Merry Christmas Die. Deconstructing and decorating the 2pc Velvet Christmas Poinsettia flower to use as the feature will give you a few more ideas on how to make the most of items in your collection.


Prepping our flowers:
Pull 1 layer away from the back of the large White Camden beaded flower so it's not so thick.
Remove the diamante from the centre of the Florette.
Remove the back layer from the 2.5cm English Rose. Cover the 3 flowers/petals in a layer of the Crystalina Glitz'n Glamour to give them a shimmer.
Ink the small English rose in a yellow shade.
Remove the beaded centre from the velvet poinsettia flower. Flip over as we are going to use the reverse. Cover the reverse in a layer of the Crystalina.
Constructing the flowers:
Once dry, attach the large White Camden to the Poinsettia as pictured.
Attach the small yellow English Rose into the centre of the larger English Rose petal that we removed earlier. Glue and wrap around to create a casing as pictured, then glue the combination to the centre of the Florette petal.
Along with your deconstructed flowers -
Fussy cut 2 of the white flowers with foliage from the 12x12 prints as pictured.
Pull 2 of the foliage  pieces from the Adhesive chipboard pack.
Remove the red berries from the velvet Holly Leaves.
Die cut the Merry Christmas from Garnet cardstock and cover with a layer of Crystalina, then cut a piece of Snow White cardstock to use as a base, 12.7cm wide x  17.7cm high.
Pop 3 of the Vellum flowers from the sheet. Cut them into various combinations of patterns.
All at a height of 17.7cm, cut a strip of foliage print 2cm wide, a Snow White Strip 1cm wide and a Red polka dot strip 1.5cm wide. Cut a piece of thin scalloped lace as pictured and a large piece of matching patterned paper 10.8cm wide x 17.7cm high.
Ink around the edges of all the patterned pieces with a red ink. Distress the large piece.
Layer each of the pieces in order, as they are arranged above, overlapping at different intervals to fit edge to edge on the Snow White base.

Begin to arrange your Bouquet onto your decorative base.
Glue through the centre of your pieces, allowing room around the outer edges to lift, shape and tuck other elements.
Start with the large focus flower and holly leaves. Once in place, add the chipboard pieces then the small flower, starting to create a teardrop shape as pictured.
Continue to fill your bouquet by adding the fussy cut flowers and foliage then arranging the Vellum pieces as pictured.
To finish, add the Merry Christmas sentiment.
Until next time, Happy Creating! Kx
Products Used:
It's Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas collection
Art Deco Creations Brands


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