Monday 24 November 2014

Welcome Back GD: Lelainia Lloyd #1 The Wonder of Christmas

Hello , and welcome to another set of projects with me Lelainia.  Tonight I begin my trio of festive projects with this sparkly card. When I saw the tree made up of dots in Lin Brown’s collection, I knew right away it would lend itself perfectly to a little holiday bling!

I began by stamping the tree from Lin Brown ELB10 onto a small piece of Smoothy card stock with black Staz-On ink.


Next I glued a selection of small rhinestones to the dots that make up the tree with 3D Crystal Laqueur. If you don’t have this product handy, I would recommend using Eileen’s Tacky Glue. Just put a blob of it on a piece of scrap paper and use a tooth pick to put the glue where you want it

I added a silver star sequin to the top of the tree and painted the tree base with Ranger’s Stickles in Xmas Red to give it some dimension. I let everything sit for a couple of hours to dry.

I cut a piece of Smoothy card stock 4 ½ inches x 8 inches. I marked the centre fold with my stylus and then folded it with my bone folder.

I used Hey Pesto Fresco paint and The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Sketch Grid stencil to create a simple background on the card. I wanted to keep it simple because I want the tree to really stand out.

While that was drying, I stamped The Wonder of Christmas from the Lin Brown ELB11 collection on a scrap of Smoothy cardstock.


I wrapped lime green Tim Holtz Tinsel Twine around the card twice, knotting it on the inside.

I outlined both the tree and the words using a red Conte chalk pencil which I gently smudged with my fingers.

I decided where I wanted to place the words and the tree and stuck them down on the card using double sided tape.

And there you have it! Join me again tomorrow for more festive fun. 

A huge thanks to Lelainia from all at PaperArtsy. That stencil is so effective against the crisp white card: a perfect backdrop for all the twinkly bits. Ooo it's definitely getting all festive in here. 

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Julie Lee said...

What a pretty card! Simple, charming and delightful. I love Christmas 'bling'. xxx

Helen said...

That's beautiful!!

Craftyfield said...

Very nice... can't contemplate gluing the fiddly gems but otherwise looks simple enough to make!

Cocofolies said...

Beautifyl Christmas card, the rhinestones are a lovely addition! :) Coco x

craftytrog said...

Wonderfully festive!

Art By Wanda said...

Beautiful card!!!

massofhair said...

Somewhere i have some xmas trees already blinged up like yours! I do love the tree made up of dots, also makes a fab background just using a portion of the stamp so very versatile.

Great card liking the twinkly twine:-) xxx

Seth said...

This is a beauty Lelainia. Anybody who receives this card would be thrilled!

Lelainia N. Lloyd said...

Thanks everyone!! I am not usually a bling girl, but I think Xmas calls for a little bit of that, don't you? :)

Kirsten said...

That tree is bling-tastic! Gorgeous card.