Christmas with Brusho and Infusions

How to create a Christmas card using stencils and pigment powders

Hi everyone, Heidi here, today I would like to show you another Christmas card, as I promised a couple of weeks ago: I used the same stencils as on the previous cards (those you can find HERE) but in a totally different way, which shows how versatile these stencils are!

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The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.

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I took step by step pictures in case you would like to follow along:

How to create a Christmas card using stencils and pigment powders

Step 1:

I started this card by adhering one of the new Summer 2017 The Crafter’s Workshop stencils, this one is called “Ornaments“ (TCW717s), onto some white card stock using low tack tape. Then I applied Prima Marketing Metallic Chalk Edger in the colour “Silver“ as well as Distress Ink in the colour “Aged Mahogany“ over the stencil using foam applicator tools and blending the colours into each other. This way I created three baubles.

How to create a Christmas card using stencils and pigment powders

Step 2:

Then I free hand cut these three baubles out using my Fiskars scissors, leaving a small white edge around each bauble. To create more dimension and some shine on my baubles I applied VersaMark ink over each entire bauble, covering the baubles with clear embossing powder and heat embossing to set. I did that twice for each bauble to get an even coverage and this way I could hold the bauble with tweezers in a different place each time (to leave as little marks as possible).

How to create a Christmas card using stencils and pigment powders

How to create a Christmas card using stencils and pigment powders

Step 3:

For today’s card I used a white square card base. I die cut two mats, one from dark grey card stock and using a regular square die and one from white card stock using a stitched square die a little smaller then the first one (both dies are from nesting die sets). The next thing I did is to stamp part of the CraftEmotions “Christmas Background Text“ stamp on this white stitched panel in three random places, using Versafine “Onyx Black“ ink. Then I adhered another gorgeous new stencil from the new Summer 2017 release from The Crafter’s Workshop, called “Holly Background“ (TCW718s), over this white stamped panel using low tack tape and I applied The Crafter’s Workshop “Modeling Paste“ (TCW9005) over this stencil, using a palette knife, not applying it all the way over the entire stencil and not all the way to all the edges in every spot (you want some of the stamped background to be visible). Let the modeling paste dry all the way!

How to create a Christmas card using stencils and pigment powders

Step 4:

In this step I apply the Infusions (in the colour “The Sage“) and the Brusho (in the colour  “Burnt Sienna“) in small amounts and one colour at a time, spraying with water from a bottle and drying in between with a heat tool when I liked the colour and pattern I had (don’t let it air dry, it will look different and much darker, because the Infusions will keep reacting with the water as long as it stays wet and will end up way much more dark and brown). I worked in several layers until I liked the end result. In this step I also splattered on some FineTec Pearl Color in “Moon Gold“ and then set this panel aside to completely dry. When dry you can adhere it to the grey mat we die cut before, using liquid glue, and put the combined panels in a book to flatten out a little.

How to create a Christmas card using stencils and pigment powders

How to create a Christmas card using stencils and pigment powders

Step 5:

In the meantime I worked on the sentiment: I stamped one of the sentiments from the Clearly Besotted “Say What?“ stamp set onto some vellum using Versafine “Onyx Black“ ink and clear heat embossing afterwards. Then I die cut a banner from this sentiment using the Clearly Besotted “Long Flag Die“. After the combined and glued together panels flattened out a bit I adhered down the baubles using one and two millimetre thick foam tape and also adhering the sentiment banner to the front of the card using see through tape runner, folding the banner around the back and adhering it on the back using regular tape. Next I punctured holes in the top of the baubles and through both panels using a poky tool and threading some gold thread on a needle, starting from the back, taping the last part on the back of the grey card stock and going over and through the card several times until I liked the thickness of the thread. Now the baubles look like they are hanging. Tape the last part of the thread to the back of the card. And then we can put this card together: the only thing you now have to do is adhere the combined panels with the sentiment to the white base card using one millimetre thick foam tape.

And that’s it for today’s Christmas card project! I hope you liked this different take on the same stencils.

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Heidi Jakobs

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

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