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Mini Foliage Dies for the Holidays

Samantha Olden

Posted on October 04 2022

Hey there, Sam here with a festive use of the Mini Foliage Dies. The Mini Foliage Dies are perfect for creating wreaths, but the small size also make them perfect for overlaying on a background to step it up and extend the use of your dies. In addition to the Mini Foliage Dies, this technique is perfect to do with any small floral or foliage dies such as the florals in the Floral Scallop Slimline Dies and Floral Foliage Slimline Die. I have chosen to use this pretty set of leave over a water coloured background. Combining the foliage background with the Wishing You A Very Merry Christmas Die gives a traditional festive red and green holiday card a modern touch.
  • PREPPING ELEMENTS: Take the 5 Mini Foliage Dies and die cut out a variety of the leaves out of white card stock. You will need enough pieces to cover an A2 piece of card stock.

  • Saturate watercolour card stock with clean water. Pull out your favourite green water colours and start painting a layer of colour letting the different greens blend. Heat set the first layer before adding another layer. Continue to layer greens and heat set layers until you are happy with the background.

  • Splatter white and gold paint over the watercoloured background.

  • Die cut the watercoloured background panel with the A2 Diagonal Stitched Layered Card Toppers Die. Use the 3 7/8" x 5 1/8" size.

  • Cut a rectangular piece of card stock out of red foil card that is slightly larger than A2 Diagonal Stitched Layered Card Toppers Die.

  • Die cut Wishing You A Very Merry Christmas Die from red foil card stock. (TIP: Cut out of the centre of the rectangular piece of red foil card stock you just cut. Nobody will ever see it.) I chose to back the sentiment with 3 additional die cut pieces of scrap white card stock for strength and dimension. I then layered it on it’s outline, die cut out of vellum.

  • CARD BUILD: Lay the white foliage pieces out onto the green water coloured background. Don’t forget to have some pieces hang off the edge of cardstock. Once happy with layout, glue all the pieces down and cut off the overhanging die cuts.

  • Attach the background to an A2 card base. Position and glue down the sentiment.

  • Finishing touch decorate with some favourite embellishments.

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