As it is that time of the year, I thought I would show something different that a card. This lampshade can be put on your Christmas table to decorate it. Although you can use a real tealight, it would be better to use one of the artificial lights that you can now buy.
If you do use a real tealight, ensure that there is enough clearance at the top and sides to enure that your lampshade does not catch fire. This needs to be done on a heavyweight parchment and is very quick to make as there is no whitework or cutwork.
The berries and holly leaves were painted with Pintura paint and then embossed from behind to add depth. I then drew some poinsettia flowers onto red parchment paper and cut them out. I embossed from behind to take out some of the colour and also to shape the petals and glued these onto the shade and heavily embossed the centre. I then added a few gold beads to the centre of the flower leaving the heavily embossed part to form part of the centre. I then used some double sided tape to attach both sides to form the shape. As it is a heavier parchment, the tape does not show quite as much.