Sunday, October 29, 2017

A Cup of Christmas Florals


This is Anja again. Red and green are two of the traditional Christmas season colors. Today I pulled out all the red and green shades of Distress Inks I have and used it to make a cup of florals. I love coloring greenery and flowers so I die cut a little more and made a card and a smaller circle that can be used as a tag if we make a hole trough it.

For this project I used:
- Cottage Cutz dies (Christmas Floral, Nested Stitched Scallop Rectangle Set, Nested Stitched Scallop Circle Set, Pierced Circle Set, Sweet Spring Kitty),
- Distress Inks (Barn Door, Fired Brick, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles, Antique Linen, Bundled Sage, Shabby Shutters),
- craft paper base (13,5x13,5 cm),
- white and craft paper for die cuts,
- Nuvo Crystal Drops (Autumn Red),
- Liquid Pearls (White Opal),
- paper glue,
- design paper (13x13 cm),
- gold pigment ink,
- gold acrylic paint.

I cut a piece of design paper and two strips of craft paper. 

Then I die cut two circles and rectangles. I spritzed the lighter ones with gold acrylic paint.

I glued all the card and tag bases together.

Then I die cut all the other pieces from white card stock and colored it with Distress Inks.

I die cut all the florals in two pieces. First I colored every piece with lighter shade of ink and then put a darker shade around the edges.

I made 3D effect with liquid pearls in red and white and let it dry.

 When everything was colored and dried I glued all the floral pieces together.

And this is my final result from a bit closer.

Enjoy your Sunday and have a nice week.

Anja Z. 

Cottage Cutz products I used:


Lois said...

You used this die to create two beautiful projects, Anja! I love them both. I liked the idea of using the Nuvo drops and Liquid Pearls to give some more texture.

Mary Marsh said...

love your beautiful Christmas floral card and tag Anja-your coloring with the distress inks is always so pretty

karen said...

Just beautiful - I love the dimension you create with both your inking and the liquid pearls.

Pam MacKay said...

Love your arrangement and the added dimension with the Liquid Pearls!

SugarShine Designs said...

I'm so glad you used this die. It's so pretty and using Nuvo drops to create the berries is perfect for an extra pop of color and dimension. Your tag is beautiful too. =Janet

Jeanne said...

Beautiful cards & I love the liquid pearl berries!

Janja said...

Nice card with Christmas floral, Anja.