Holiday Blizzard: Beaded Pears Thanksgiving Card
Beaded Pears Thanksgiving Card
Finished size: 7x5”
Large and Medium Pear stamps (A Stamp in the Hand)
Autumn Leaf Thanksgiving (Hero Arts)
Acanthus Leaf Background (Stampland)
8.5 x 11” White Matte Coated Cardstock-Utopia (Marco’s Paper)
12x12” Bazzill Basics Raisin cardstock
8.5 x11” Yellow and Rust cardstock (Stampin’ Up)
Fall Splatter (Bo Bunny Press)
Versamark Watermark Ink (Tsukineko)
Coal Black and Chocolate Ancient Page Permanent dye ink (Clearsnap)
Kaleidacolor Rainbow Ink Melon Melody (Tsukineko)
Copic Markers- G24 Willow, Y02 Canary Yellow and YR16 Apricot (.Too)
Detailed Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger)
Orange Peel, Yellow and Firefly Stickles Glitter Glue (Ranger)
Ultra Fine Clear Micro beads (Penny Wise Arts)
Nestabilities Fleur de Lis Rectangles (Spellbinders)
Yellow and Orange Adhesive Rhinestones (Recollections)
Cuttlebug Die Cut Machine (Provo Craft)
Corner Rounder Punches
Honeybee Scissors (EK Success)
HermaFix Tape Runner (EK Success)
Scotch Quick Dry Paper Adhesive (3M)
Texture Sponge (Unknown)
Paper Trimmer (Martha Stewart)
Coffee Filter (to catch the micro beads!)
- Trim the Raisin cardstock to 10x7”. Fold in half to make a 7x5” cardbase.
- On a half sheet of the matte coated cardstock, stamp the large pear once and the Medium Pear three or four times with the Melon Melody inkpad.
- The pear images are actually a four-step process. After stamping, color over the images with the Copic markers as shown. You can add the colors as you like, I just liked these three as they lined up on the inkpad. (The extra pears are just to practice the colors with the Copics.)
- The final steps for the pears are the glitter glues and micro beads. Working left to right, add a thin layer of the three glitter glues, blending the ‘seams’. Holding the images over the coffee filter, pour the microbeads on the pears, tap off the excess and set aside to dry. This will take a while to dry!
- Stamp the Thanksgiving text with the Coal Black ink on the matte coated cardstock and heat emboss with the Detailed Clear powder. Trim the panel to 3.125 x 1.785” and round the corners. Color with the Willow (green) and Apricot (orange) Copics, then edge with the green as shown. Add some orange and green glitter glue to the leaves and ‘scribble’ yellow glitter glue around the edges. Set aside to dry.
- Stamp and clear emboss the Acanthus leaf background on a 5.25 x 4.5” yellow panel with the Versamark and detailed powder. Die cut the Fleur de Lis rectangle from this panel, making sure that the die is centered on the embossed image.
- Cut the remaining panels to the sizes shown in the ‘Main Elements’ photo. Add ‘texture’ around the edges of both of the rust panels using Chocolate ink and the texture sponge. Trim the corners on these two panels as shown.
- Assemble the panel layers and the rhinestones on the Raisin cardbase as shown in the next photo. I used the tape runner for the panels. The Quick Dry adhesive is for attaching the pears.
- When the beaded pear images have dried, cut out the large and two medium, trimming closely. Some loose beads may come off during the trimming but they won’t be missed.
- The glitter glue will cause some warping of the pear images, but that is a plus for this project because it adds even more dimension to the pears. (See close up)
- Attach the pears using the Quick Dry adhesive, putting the glue (sparingly) on the leaves and the parts of the pear that will actually be touching the card. Test the actual layout to determine the best spots for this. You don’t need the adhesive all over the back of the image. Mine are mainly glued at the top third of the pears and on the sides where they overlap. (There’s no glue on the bottom where the large pear overlaps the rhinestones.)
- Add a few more rhinestone embellishments, sign the back and then admire your little work of art!