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How to Make a Traditional Christmas Card using Leonie's Entwined Dies by Nick Roberts

Leonie Pujol is adding to her Entwined Range this coming Wednesday so to give you a peek in to the fabulous new products that you can look forward to seeing, the lovely Nick Roberts, from Leonie's design team sent us a fabulous step-by-step. Check it out and let us know what you think by leaving us a comment below... 


Morning, It's very exciting for me to be sharing a preview of a card I made using Leonie Pujol's brand new collection of stamps and dies. This beautiful collection is being launched on Wednesday evening (August 10th) at 8 pm for a One Day Special. There are some beautiful Entwining Dies along with her famous coordinating stamp sets. Once again the collection works well on it's own to achieve a myriad of special designs, or alternatively used with anything you already have in your collection.





The finished card measures 8 x 7''. To start, I cut out 3 identical rectangles from burgundy Silk Art card. I used the outer cutting edge from one of Sue Wilson's mini striplets, it measures 1 3/4 x 5 3/4'' approximately.





Next from gold Silk Art card I used 'Frost' from the 'Entwined Christmas Tree' set, I cut 6 of these.





I arranged them onto my rectangles to create the backdrop and to add interest. I wanted to use the dies in a completely different way to what they were made for. I stuck these into place using Cosmic Shimmer Glue, then trimmed off the excess from behind.






Next, Taking piece of burgundy card and using a Versamark Ink Pad, I stamped a cartouche from Leonie's coordinating stamps. I also positioned one of the sentiments inside and embossed using burnished gold fine detail embossing powder.




To create my card base I took a sheet of burgundy card measuring 7 1/2 x 6 1/2 and layered this onto a sheet of burnished gold card and left a small boarder around the edge.








I then positioned my decorated rectangles onto the card, secured them with foam tape and 3D glue gel to raise them from the base. I cut the corners of my sentiment with an inverted corner punch and backed with gold card to match.






On a sheet of Super Smooth card, I stamped some of the coordinating stamps, some holly, berries and pine sprigs.







I coloured these using Mowed Lawn and Fired Brick Distress ink and then cut them out with scissors.




I shaped the greenery and berries on a foam mat with a ball tool, then arranged them onto the card and secured with 3D glue gel. Finally to complete the look, I added a gold satin bow, again securing it with 3D glue gel.



Thank you ever so much for taking the time to visit, I do hope you have enjoyed the step by step and the finished card. Don't forget to tune in to watch Leonie's One Day Special on Wednesday night, you really don’t want to miss anything. Take care and Happy Crafting.

Nick,x



Don't miss the launch of Leonie's new products during her One Day Special which launches on Wednesday 10th August at 8pm with more shows on Thursday 11th at 9am, 12pm, 4pm & 7pm! 

You can watch Hochanda live online, Sky channel 663, Freeview 39 (6am - 9pm) or Freesat 817.

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