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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Heartfelt Creations Merry Christmas Easel Card

Good morning!
I've finally been able to use this beautiful crystal cut Chalice for decorating
a lovely shaped easel card!
This Chalice makes the perfect table centerpiece for an elegant floral arrangement at Christmas (I WISH I could have a real one that looks like this for my dining table at Christmas!!)
I've added a strand of silvery pearls, ornaments, flowers, pine cones and of course greenery to my centerpiece and placed it on my non-convensional
pink Christmas table cloth, but doesn't it make a 
beautiful scene?
One of my sisters chooses a different color scheme
each year at Christmas and has tons of accessories to
go with them all. She arranges beautifully and this card reminds 
me of her and some of her decorations.
It really just goes to show that not everyone likes
red and green for their Christmas colors, at least not EVERY year.
It would be just as easy to incorporate red though,
 especially with certain paper collections from Heartfelt Creations.

Closed (This card lays flat, except for the dimensional flowers, for mailing)


Other Products:
Silver Embossing Powder, VersaMark, Snow Pen, Silver Liquid Pearls, White Card Stock, gray card stock, Copic Marker BV20, YG03, YG25, E33, RV02, RV04, Pearls

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at

Card size: 5 1/4" X 5 1/2" Start with a piece of white card stock 11 X 5 1/4", score at 5 1/2" and 8 1/4".   Cut another piece of white card stock 5 1/2"X 5 1/4" (this will be the card front).  Cut the top of the 5 1/2 X 5 1/4 with the Decorative Medallion die outer edge, also cut the bottom of the 11 X 5 1/4  (the 5 1/2" side) with the outer edge of the Medallion die.  Cut 2 of the Decorative Medallion inside part from white and glue to the cut edges to match.  Cut 2 large circle from dark pink decorative paper and 2 a bit smaller from light pink decorative paper.  Glue circle pairs together and then glue 1 set to the inside bottom and glue the other set to the front at the bottom.  Use Orchid Brilliance to sponge color on all the card edges.  Glue the front (bottom half) to the 2 3/4" end of card base (be careful not to get glue on the other part of front or card base so that card opens and closes properly)
To decorate the easel card: stamp crystal stemmed bowl, string of beads, and 1 set of ornaments with VersaMark them emboss with silver embossing powder. Stamp greenery-pine boughs and holly leaves with Fern Green and sponge with Leaf Green, cut pine cones and ornament sticks (cut ornaments off) with Rich Cocoa and lightly sponge with the same ink.  Stamp Festive Holly with black and color with Copic Markers. Stamp Merry Christmas with Magenta Hue.  Stamp poinsettias with Magenta Hue and sponge color with Orchid Brilliance. Stamp holly clusters with Fern Green and sponge with Leaf Green.  Die cut all pieces.  Start inside by put down some pearl swirl embellishments, glue the Merry Christmas down toward the bottom and glue some of the Holly and berries (from Festive Holly and Cardinals) on each side of the circle die cuts.  Glue some poinsettias down to make a stop for the card front (card will still lay mostly flat when closed).  Add glitter the flowers and leaves.  The front: start by laying down some more pearl swirls then add stemmed crystal bowl with foam tape (leave very top tape free so that you can stick stems in).  Glue and foam tape some Holly and Berries down to each side then start filling the crystal bowl with greenery, wood branches, ornaments, bead strands and pine cones.  Add snow to all the greenery, branches and pine cones.  Put together more flowers with stamen and glue down into bowl.  Add glitter to flowers and greenery and also add silver Nuvo or Liquid Pearls to strands of beads. Allow to dry thoroughly before touching.
Thanks for visiting! 

Psalm 94:18-19 

18 I cried out, “I am slipping!”
    but your unfailing love, O Lord, supported me.
19 When doubts filled my mind,
    your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer.


CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Robin, what a magnificent card! I love this gorgeous silver chalice that you've filled with exquisite ornaments! I love that it's an easel card to show off all the wonderful dies (and you know I love the beautiful ones that are on the top and at the end. Such beauty, my precious friend! You are amazing, and I love how you create such exquisite work for Heartfelt Creations! They are blessed to have you. Thanks for sharing this card, the instructions, and especially for sharing such a precious Scripture verse! I love it...and love you! Hugs! xoxo

Patricia Manhire said...

Just stunning - love all the accents and your poinsettias and the gorgeous dies showcase them all so beautifully!!!

Jan's Paper Flowers said...

Wow Robin, I just love this gorgeous easel card! So elegant!

DJ Rants said...

Such a stunning card Robin!! Love how you've put all of these elements together to perfection!

JD/ Jill said...

You do amazing work!