Hi everyone, Heidi here, today I would like to show you a fun and easy set of Christmas cards. I love it when my supplies are versatile and this gorgeous stencilled background is great to create fun bases for some Christmas cards (but can of course also be used for other occasions).
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I started each card by die cutting a rectangle panel from some creme coloured linen textured card stock, two sizes smaller then my card base. I adhered the panel temporarily to my work surface so that the panel wouldn’t move when applying the ink over it. Then I temporarily adhered my stencil of choice over the panel (using some washi tape) and then I applied some Spectrum Noir Midas Ink in “Blush” over the stencil in pouncing and rubbing circular motions, using a foam applicator tool. This ink is metallic pigment ink and will stay wet for some time. For today’s project I choose a The Crafter’s Workshop stencil called “Fan Flower” (TCW5021) and I totally love this design, it’s so elegant and totally right for today’s project!
After I finished applying the metallic ink I carefully removed the stencil and washed it under the sink. Then I poured some clear embossing powder over the inked design and, after tapping of the excess, melted the clear embossing powder using my heat tool.
This way I created two panels. For the second panel I used the Spectrum Noir Midas Ink in “Gold”.
Now that my backgrounds are ready I’m working on my embellishments: for this I stamped the candle images (Create a Smile stamp set called “With Candles and Glitter”) onto some Strathmore Bristol Smooth surface paper, using Versafine “Onyx Black” ink and clear heat embossing afterwards. Then I coloured the images using my Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers in the following colours: Daffodil, Jasmine, Sunflower, Meadow, Bud Green, Sepia and Burgundy in combination with my aqua brush. When the colouring is done I added back in some highlights using a white Sakura Gelly Roll pen.
For my sentiments I stamped one of the sentiments from the Clearly Besotted stamp set “Sweet Little Sentiments” onto some black card stock (after using an anti-static powder tool on the paper) using VersaMark ink (which is a sticky ink) and then I heat embossed using WOW! “Opaque Bright White” embossing powder.
After heat embossing I die cut a banner shape around the sentiment using the middle sized die from the Lawn Fawn “Everyday Sentiment Banners” die set.
From some matching coloured card stock I die cut two rectangle panels slightly larger then my background panels and adhered those two rectangle panels together using liquid glue. Next I’m attaching the candle shapes op top using one millimetre thick foam tape and the banners using see through tape runner on the front and regular tape on the back.
Now all I have to do is to adhere this combination to my creme coloured linen textured base, also using one millimetre thick foam tape, to finish my cards.
Some detail pictures:
And that’s it for today’s fun and easy project! I wish you a creative day!
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member