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Delicate Holly Easel

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Other Products: Glass beads, Half pearls, ribbon, 3-M foam tape, Spellbinder 5 X 7 Holly Frame die, White card stock, pale gold card stock,  Copic Markers: YG61,YG63, G21, Y21,Y32,YR24, E50, E51, E21, Y15, Y35, Y38

Watch this tutorial for tips on using the Festive Holly collection

Instructions: Card size is 5 X 7". Start by folding a piece of 8 1/2 X 11" white card stock in half and then place the Holly Frame on the fold so that it hangs over about 1/4". The part that hangs over the fold will keep both pieces together as one piece. Fold the top half of the card in half and score well, fold in toward the card. Cut another white Holly Frame and glue the bottom half of it to the half (of the card base) which is folded down. This forms the hinged easel part of the easel card. Cut a piece of designer paper (I used the pale gold side of one piece) to 5 1/5 X 3 1/2" and use it as a base to decorate. 

Stamp Poinsettias in Lady Bug ink(I also did one in black ink) and die cut. Sponge color with Stack and Store Daubers using Memento Rose Bud and New Sprout ink. Stamp Holly and berries from Festive Holly and Cardinals and the Sparkling Poinsettia Candle in Black ink onto white cardstock, diecut with coordinating dies. Color using Daubers and New Sprout, Bamboo Leaves, and Lady Bug Red inks (I colored my candle with Copics). Shape flowers as shown in video and glue together as shown, creating a large poinsettia and one small poinsettia. Shape other pieces as desired. Add Dries Clear Glue to center of flowers and add Glass Beads (I actually dyed my clear beads using a YG03 Copic refill). 

Die cut the Decorative Medallion from white linen, the Decorative Medallion base from pale gold card stock. Use Dries Clear glue and Rajini's Crystal Clear glitter on petals of poinsettias, Holly and Berries, and Candle flame. Build the card face starting with the Decorative Medallion pieces, the candle next, then the Holly and berries, and finally the Poinsettia. Finish the card by gluing the front to the card base top, tuck some sheer ribbon in among the Poinsettia and add pale gold pearls to the top corners. 

Now start on the inside. Cut another piece of designer paper to match the top, 5 1/2 X 3 1/2", cut one of the wonderful Christmas verses from the decorative paper using a Square Nestabilities from Spellbinders and modify as needed (I moved the die up after the first cut and cut again taking more off the bottom). You will need to pop this "Square" up as it will be the "stop" for the easel. Decorate with pieces of Holly and a Cardinal (I sponged color on using the point of the stacking daubers). Add 2 large pale gold pearls to the bottom and 4 small to the popped sentiment panel.

Created By: Robin Clendenning

Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

Sparkling Poinsettia Candle Cling Stamp Set

Sparkling Poinsettia Candle Cling Stamp Set


Sparkling Poinsettia Die


Decorative Medallion Die