Stampin’ Up UK Christmas paper clay roses …

My offering for this week’s 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge turned out to be quite dimensional – not so easy to post, but not a problem for delivering by hand.

The challenge this week was to use dimensional paper flowers – come see what I made …

Christmas flowers

I was sat at my desk looking for inspiration when I spied my paper clay and moulds from Stampin’ Up!  I’ve not used these for a little while, so it was good to have a play again.  The paper clay is soft, stretchy, light and fluffy, and completely mouldable to any shape you wish (it really is fun stuff to use!)

The flowers are really easy to make using moulds from Stampin’ Up!  There are 3 different sizes in the flower mould, I chose 2, the largest and the smallest ones. 

Christmas flowers 2

I left the larger ones plain white to look like Christmas Roses, just adding a touch of daffodil delight to the centres, and then coloured the smaller flowers red with a real red marker pen.  I added the flowers to the card surrounded with punched holly leaves and smaller leaves, punched out with the owl punch … 

Christmas flowers 3

The background was one that my lovely friend, Joanne, had stamped onto whisper white card using the Joyful Christmas stamp set. It had started out as a box lid but Joanne was not quite happy with it and had started over again.  I didn’t want to waste such a beautifully stamped project, so thank you Joanne … I put your beautiful work to good use! 

I then mounted the stamped cardstock onto an A5 size base card in real red, and added a little paper piercing along the edges too.

Want to make this blog colours

cardstock: whisper white, old olive, real red, shimmery white;

stamp sets: joyful Christmas, more merry messages;

inks: basic grey, real red, old olive, garden green, marker pens in daffodil delight and real red;

punches & dies: owl, oval, circle, oval framelits, label framelits;

accessories: simply pressed paper clay & mould, stampin’ dimensionals, essentials paper piercing pack & paper piercer, sponge dauber.

All supplies from Stampin’ Up – contact me for details. 

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8 Comments to “Stampin’ Up UK Christmas paper clay roses …”

  1. Another stunning creation, Gil! LOVE those molded flowers and I adore the holly leaves you made, too! 🙂 HUGS and have a fabulous rest of the weekend! Mynn xx

  2. My jaw dropped when I saw this it’s sooooooo lovely. Going to ‘pin’ it straight away and then just sit and look at it and drool – you are a very clever lady – Jacqueline xx

  3. Oh my word, what a beautiful card Gill! I just adore the framed paper clay flowers and the foliage! A lovely stamped background too! This will grace a Christmas mantel piece for sure! Have a great week! Ruth x

  4. Brilliant! I love the Christmas roses – so pretty. And the background paper is stunning. I love it!

  5. Wow! Gill this is absolutely fabulous. A jaw-dropping wonderful card. Great flowers. I wouldn’t have thought of that in a million years and you made it seem so perfectly easy :o) Hugs D

  6. super jolie et élégante carte Gill, sobre et tout en finesse, biz

  7. Just stunning yet again Gill, you are such a talented crafter xxx

  8. Oh how cute are those flowers! Very elegantly put together, Gill.

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