- Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium 8x8 paper pad
- Red Cardstock
- Black Cardstock
- Gold Foil Cardstock
- Tim Holtz Distress Paints: Crushed Olive, Festive Berries, Black Soot, Picket Fence
- Fine Glitter, such as Dazzling Diamonds
- Marcasite Stampendous Frantage Embossing Enamel
- Ranger Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE)
- Stampendous Shaved Ice
- Stampendous Spoonful of Rust Embossing Enamel
- Red Glitter Embossing Powder
- Stickles Sprinkled Sugar
- Red Rhinestones
- Antique Gold Plaid Ribbon
- 3/8" Christmas Plaid Ribbon
- Burlap String
- Rusty Jingle Bells
- Versamark Embossing Ink
- Non-Stick Craft mat
Prepping Your Chipboard for the Christmas Emporium Easel CardFrom the chipboard sets listed above, you will want to select:
- the Victorian Frame with the fiddler on the rooftop
- the large snowflake from the Snowflake shape set
- the word "joy" from 10 words
- The snowflake border strip from the Winter Shape Set
- the English Lamp Post, small holly leaves and berries from the Christmas Shape Set.
Put down a heavy layer of Versamark or other embossing ink directly onto the surface of the English lamp Post from the Christmas set. Sprinkle liberally with Spoon Full of Rust embossing enamel, then press the powder down with your fingertips. Heat emboss as in the step above. When it has cooled, tap it lightly with Crushed Olive Distress Paint to give it an oxidized appearance. Paint the small holly berries and leaves from the Christmas Shape set. I used a pencil to draw in vein markings on the holly leaves. For the berries, while the Festive Berries paint was still wet, I embossed with a red glitter embossing powder and then topped them with red rhinestones once cooled. Glue the leaves and berries onto the lamp post. Add the rhinestones. Tie a burlap string bow and attach the tag from Christmas Emporium.
Prepping the Card Base for the Christmas Emporium Easel Card
- Cut an 8.5" x 11" piece of cardstock to measure 7" x 10"
- Score on the long side at 5" and again at 7.5", creating 2 mountain folds.
- Crease along the score lines to form the easel card base.
- Cut a separate 7" x 5" rectangle from red cardstock
- Cut a 6.75" 4.75" rectangle from gold foil cardstock
- Cut a 6.5" x 4.5" rectangle of designer paper (I used the Christmas bells)
- Glue the designer paper and gold paper to the red cardstock rectangle. Do NOT glue onto the easel card base yet.
- Wrap with antique gold plaid ribbon, using Scor-Tape or other double sided adhesive to secure.
- Trace around the Victorian Frame onto the Santa's workshop image in the designer paper. Cut out and trim to fit. Tap with Versamark Ink, and heat emboss with UTEE. When the image has cooled completely, bend it gently to "crack" the finish, giving it the look of old glass. Glue onto the back side of the prepared frame.
- Cut a scrap of the Christmas Carol paper and glue to the right hand side of the frame as seen in the photo. Cut a4.5" square mat from the red plaid paper. Round the corners. Glue the frame onto this mat.
- Cut a 4.75" square from black cardstock. Round the corners. Glue the matted frame onto the black cardstock.
- Fussy cut the teddy bear, rocking horse and baby doll from the paper collection. Ink the edges. Use foam adhesive to add to the base of the frame as seen in the photo.
Adding the details to the Christmas Emporium Easel Card
- Fussy cut the Christmas list from the designer paper. Glue it to the card base as seen here. I crumpled it lightly to add texture.
- use strips of foam adhesive to secure the prepared lamp post to the right hand side of the card, as seen here. Spread glue at the base and sprinkle with Shaved Ice to make it look like snow.
- Glue the matted frame to the card as seen above.
- Use strips of foam adhesive to add the large snowflake in the lower left hand corner of the frame.
- Use hot glue to secure the word "JOY" on top of the snowflake.
- Tie a bow with the Christmas plaid ribbon, top with a burlap string bow, and tie on the rusty jingle bells. Secure with hot glue as shown in the photo above.
- Cut a 6 7/8" x 4.75" rectangle of the Christmas Bells and glue to the INSIDE of the prepared card base.
- Cut a 6.75" x 1.5"strip of the red plaid paper. Mat with a slightly larger piece of black cardstock. Glue this to the very bottom edge of the card interior. Add the prepared snowflake border piece. This forms the stopper for your easel card. Decorate with rhinestones if desired.
- Decorate the interior of the card as shown.
Kathy by Design, where you'll find loads of tutorials for special cards like this one. Thanks for stopping by!