Thursday, 5 September 2019

Christmas Centrepiece

Hiya. Hope everyone is well. Here are the quick step by steps photos and instructions to the second card I demo-ed on Hochanda on 29th August.

Groovi Plates and Fresh Cut Dies used:
Nested Squares Picot Cut Die Set & Groovi Plate - ACC-DI-30698-66
Tina's Christmas Rose - GRO-CH-41292-03
Tina's Christmas Centrepiece - GRO-CH-41291-03

All the embossing and colouring has been done on the back and all the perforating and picot cutting has been done on the front.

1.) Picot cut the 2nd from outside square using the nested squares picot cut die and emboss the corresponding double square outlines from the corresponding Groovi plate.

2.) Emboss the inner square border from the Christmas Rose plate and the lace design at the bottom of the square.

3.) Emboss the rest of the design from Christmas Centrepiece plate.

4.) Emboss inside the little circles and leaves.

5.) Colour on the back using Perga Liner B pencils and blend with Dorso oil using blending nibs. 

6.) From the front perforate using the bold 2-needle tool in the circles around the oval and in the lace design.

7.) Picot cut between all the perforations.

8.) On a separate piece of parchment, emboss 5 flowers from the Christmas Rose plate, freehand emboss the little circles and colour. Cut the flowers out.

9.) To finish, mount the parchment piece to Northern Lights designer paper and white card using brads through the flower centres. Stick this on another piece of Northern Lights designer paper and folded white card. Add a bit of sparkle on the circles, stars and hearts using sticky ink, mapping pen and Perga glitter.

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Enjoy. Take care.

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  1. Thank you Tina. My plates only arrived today and I haven't had a chance to play yet. They are lovely designs.

  2. Thank you so much, Tina. This is so appreciated, especially from a beginner. Can't wait to try this! Hope it turns out half as beautiful as yours!

  3. Thanks so much for this inspiration Tina, my plates arrived yesterday so hope to play over the weekend, love everything you do. Xx

  4. My plates are on the way so looking forward to playing with them. As it is now September I need to get cracking on my Christmas cards. I have been making small toppers with your previous plates but these will be great for the special family cards. Thanks for sharing the step by step. Hope to see you at Leyburn at the end of the month.

  5. I watched your show Tina it was amazing,thank you for the designs my plates have just arrived. xx

  6. Thanks for doing this Tina, you card is gorgeous . x

  7. Hi Tina, I saw this card on display at Leyburn and loved it so much that I bought the plate but obviously I didn't know who had designed the card. I did a search on Pinterest and came across your website along with the step by step guide, how lucky was that. Thank you so much for this, I am going to do it for mum and mum-in-law. Keep up the good work you are such an inspiration. xx