Coming from the UK we always have something called Christmas (figgy) pudding for dessert following Christmas dinner. It’s a steamed dark pudding rich in fruit that is usually round in shape – Just like on my card.
Hi Sharon here and I’m going to tell you how I made this card using CutCardStock supplies.
I need all my die cuts to start the design so using Gina Marie Designs Figgy Pudding dies I cut the main pudding from Pop Tones in Hot Fudge. The cream is using Neenah Solar White 80lb. The holly is Pop Tone Jelly Bean Green and the berries are using Pop Tone Wild Cherry.
These colors are perfect for both for a Christmas design and for the pudding!
As the pudding is full of fruit I added marks with a black Copic Marker. This doesn’t achieve the look I was wanting so I changed it up as you will see lower down.
The card needs a sentiment so using Wild Cherry and Simon Says Stamp Holiday Words On A Line I die cut Joyful Wishes. I am now ready to build mat design, this is a landscape card. A Classic Crest ReCycled 100 Bright White A-2 Folded Card is perfect.
I like to have mats on my cards I think they give the card stability. So I cut a mat of Wild Cherry and another from some design paper I have in my stash.
Wet glue is the best adhesive to add mats to the base, this gives me a little wiggle room to get them straight.
My sentiment is just less than an inch from the bottom of the card. Trimming the excess line so it doesn’t overlap the pattern paper.
This gives me plenty of room to add my ‘pudding’ which I placed on the sentiment line.
Decorating the pudding is easy. The ‘cream’ drips down the top of it and the holly with the berries goes on the top. Shaping the holly leaves so they add a little dimension.
This is where I change to the pudding texture. Crystal Glaze makes the copic marks shine it also gives my berries a bit of dimension.
The right of the card looks a little bare until I add some red berries (pearls) above the sentiment. As the pudding is the main image using pearls draw the eye to the sentiment.
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Sharon, this is just beautiful and so bright and cheerful!! And, I now know what figgy pudding looks like!!! Thank you!! 😆 ❤️ I genuinely have sang the song, my whole life, and never knew what it was!🤭
This is a fun card!!