Morning Friends and Crafters, everyone seems to be talking Christmas at the moment. They all seem so far ahead with cards and other preparations for the coming season. I really don't know where the year has disappeared to. Today I thought I would make a start and make some luxury Crackers and a box for them decorated with Foamiran Poinsettias.
You Will Need:
Green Foamiran (022)
Purple Foamiran (011)
Tonic Cracker Die
Sheena Stamping Card
Box made from Centura Pearl White/Silver Card
Distress Inks, Wilted Violet, Chipped Sapphire also the Wilted Violet in the Oxides
Leonie Pujols Snowflake Stamps and Border Stamps
Tonic Die Cut Sentiment
Matching Thin Ribbon
Step 1: Cut your crackers using Sheena Stamping Card, using the die.
Step 2: Assemble and decorate your crackers, here i used Leonie's stamps and border stamp. I have stamped with the distress inks, I heat embossed the border with silver embossing powder. Tie the ends with matching satin ribbon.
Step 3: Use the 2 smaller sizes of the poinsettia die to cut a selection of your foamiran.
Step 4: Fold the petals together and twist them, be quite firm with them, leave them twisted for 5 to 10 minutes.
Step 5: Gently unfold the petals but dont open them too much, this will have formed you a base and wonderful shape to the petals.
Step 6: Layer the poinsettias together, I have used 2 of each together. Keep the large and small separate. I have then added the stamens to the centre, then edged the leaves with Tacky glue and sprinkled with crystalina glitter.
Step 7: To each cracker I added a poinsettia and a sprig made from the Berries and bunch of mixed stamens, all secured with hot glue.
Here are the finished cracker and box.
Many thanks for joining me today, I hope you have enjoyed the tutorial along with the finished project. How far are you with your preparations for Christmas? I do hope I am not the only one falling behind. I do hope you will join me again very soon. For now take care and Happy Crafting.xxx