Hi Crafty Friends,
It's my turn to post a tutorial on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog. It's Christmas Eve, so Santa will be coming tonight, I hope he brings you all something nice. For my tutorial today I have another Christmas card to share using a couple of the Kristas Schneider stamp sets. This will be my last tutorial I have for you from the Elizabeth Craft Designs Design Team.
Here is how I created my card:
Step 1 -
- Using the second largest rectangle die from the Dashing Rectangles die set, die cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock.
- Using the smallest circle die from the Fitted Circles die set, die cut three circle cut outs from the white rectangle panel. Tip: To work out your positioning prior to die cutting the circles, die cut a few from post it notes or similar and lay them out on your panel first. Once you are happy with positioning you can use the circle die to die cut your panel.
Step 2 -
- Using VersaMark ink and the snowflake group from the Snowflakes Clear Stamp set, stamp the image all over the cardstock. Cover the image with White Embossing Powder and heat set with a heat tool.
- Using Distress Oxide inks in Warm Lipstick, Abandoned Coral, Candied Apple and Festive Berries apply the inks all over the rectangle panel to give an ombre look.
- Polish excess ink off the embossed snowflakes using a tissue or similar.
Step 3 -
- Die cut another rectangle panel from White Soft Finish Cardstock using the same die as used in step 1.
- Lay the decorated snowflake panel over the rectangle as a guide so you know where to sponge Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink. Keep apply ink and repositioning the snowflake panel until you are happy with the amount of ink on the rectangle.
- Place a small amount of white paint onto an acrylic block or similar and water down slightly. Load a paint brush with the paint and then splatter this over the blue ink on the rectangle panel by tapping the tip of the paintbrush with your finger. Allow paint to dry.
Step 4 -
- Using the Winter Animals Clear Stamp set, stamp each of the animals onto white cardstock using black ink.
- Die cut animals using coordinating dies.
- Color images as desired.
- Optional - Add details to animals using White Gel Pen and Black Glaze Pen.
Step 5 -
- Apply foam tape to the back of the snowflake panel and adhere the panel to the white rectangle panel.
- Add foam to the top portion of the animals only and add them into each of the circles, so that the bottom part of the animals are tucked under the circle, but the top portion if on the front of the card.
Step 6 -
- Using VersaMark Ink, stamp the "Merry Christmas" sentiment from the Classic Christmas Clear Stamp set onto a piece of green cardstock. Cover the ink with white embossing powder and heat emboss.
- Trim around the sentiment to create a rectangle and attach to bottom left hand corner of card.
Step 7 -
- Cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock so it measures 4 1/4 inches x 11 inches. Score along the long side at 5 1/2 inches and fold to create a top-folding card base.
- Adhere snowflake panel to the front of the card base.
Step 8 -
- Stamp the sentiment "Tis the Season" to the inside of the card using black ink.
- Randomly stamp snowflakes around the sentiment using red ink.
- Adhere the remaining Winter Animal to the bottom right hand corner of card.
Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.