Silent Night sweetie basket

Good morning everyone.

Today I hope you will be inspired to have a try at making this little basket that is very simple to make and can be decorated with a number of embellishments from the Silent Night sticker sheet or the collectables pack.. or indeed both!

finished-basketTo make the basket I took a 12″ sheet of Kaisercard Pebble Weave card stock and stamped it with the Holly Sprig from the Silent Night stamp set using the Kaisercraft Red Gum stamp pad.

stamped-cs-and-set

bare-basketI then used the following template  and cut it  (where the dark cut lines are) in order to makethe shape into the basket. To do this simply gather up the sides and secure another strip of card for the handle with a brad to hold the shape.

cut-fileOnce you have the shape of the basket then the fun starts… the embellishing. To make the poinsettias I used the Decorative Die Layered Poinsettia       using the Fill The Stocking paper from the Silent Night Collection

I then used the Kaisermist Antique Gold spray which has a pretty greenish hue and the white Kaisermist and added lots of mist  to give them dimension. I finished each off with leaves made with the embossed green paper from the 6.5″ Silent Night paper pad (cut using the same die)….. and again misted with the White Kaisermist.  I added a large pearl in the centre of each flower for a final touch.

Once assembled I arranged all the poinsettias around a large central Coconut coloured Rose bloom. I then fussy cut several holly sprigs from the  Down The Chimney paper from the collection and finished it off with a few punched fern sprigs and some smaller rose blooms too.

close-upFinally I added a strip of holly from the Silent Night sticker sheet  and then lined the basket with some gold tissue paper.. and now all it is waiting for is some lovely gold wrapped sweetie treats.. ready for any Ambassadors ball! Lol. Alternatively you could fill it with baubles or even nuts.. the choice is yours!

I hope it inspires you to have a try!

Elaine

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