We have a fun little treat for everyone this week. We are working with Stampendous Stamps for the next three days. It’s what we like to call a “mini” hop. Our teams have whipped up some fabulous Holiday creations just for YOU this week and, of course, we have a giveaway, too! One lucky winner will receive our infamous Chalk Core Prize pack so click HERE for more details on that.
Today I have a card to share that uses lots of embossing and some stamping too!
I’ve got a mixed media card to share with you today that will work for Christmas and beyond. A winter woodland scene was created using stencils, embossing folders and Stampendous stamps. You could easily change the sentiment for any of your winter holidays.
Winter Woodland Card Supplies:
- White Chalk Core A2 Cards
- Sand-It Gadgit
- Stampendous Tis the Season Perfectly Clear Stamp Set
- Dreamweaver Bare Trees Stencil
- Dreamweaver Memory Mist Blue Martini
- Distress Paint – Picket Fence
- Darice Reindeer in Corner Embossing Folder
- Spellbinders Shapeabilities or other rectangular die
- May Arts Ribbon
- Recollections Microbeads
- Versamark Ink
- Silver Embossing Powder
- Jillibean Star Sequins
- Inktense Pencils
- Xyron Adhesive
Step 1. Use White Picket Distress paint over the area that will be covered with the stencil. Then lay stencil on top.
Step 2. Mist with the blue spray.
Step 3. Remove the stencil. Allow to dry.
Step 4. Emboss with the folder. Sand the raised image.
Step 5. Stamp the sentiment with watermark ink. Heat emboss with silver powder. Stamp the holly leaves white white ink. Color with pencils. Die Cut the sentiment.
Step 6. Add a bow to the sentiment panel and apply to card with foam adhesives.
Step 7. Glue microbeads to the bottom of the card and star sequins to the sky area.
You can create similar scenes for different seasons. The chalkboard embossing really makes a lovely design. Thanks for stopping by.
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Good Monday Morning! We have a fun little treat for everyone this week. We are working with Stampendous Stamps for the next three days. It’s what we like to call a “mini” hop. Our teams have whipped up some fabulous Holiday creations just for YOU this week and, of course, we have a giveaway, too! One lucky winner will receive our infamous Chalk Core Prize pack so click HERE for more details on that.
Suzanna here today to share with you a Christmas card I created using a Dreamweaver metal stencil and some Stampendous stamps in addition to, of course, Core’dinations cardstock. I used the stencil for some airbrushing and then just simply stamped my sentiment right over top of it. The Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered Cardstock Number 12 is the perfect shade of green for this Holiday season.
Airbrushed Christmas Card Supplies:
- Core’dinations Basics A2 Kraft Card (and envelope)
- Core’dinations Tim Holtz Shattered
- Core’dinations Basics 6×6 White 80lb Smooth Cardstock
- Stampendous Stamps, Tis The Season
- Dreamweaver Metal Stencil, Poinsetta
- Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer Tool
- Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Markers
- Ink – VersaFine
- Embossing Powder – Mark Enterprises
- Mist – Heidi Swapp
These metal stencils are great not only for embossing but to be used as a mask as well. I added color via my Tim Holtz Spritzer Tool as shown above. Then mask off your red and move the stencil to apply a green leaf or two for contrast. Wanting a bit more contrast and sparkle, it is a Christmas card after all, I flicked some gold mist on top of the flower.
Sentiments from Stampendous’ Tis the Season stamp set are the perfect sentiments for any Christmas card! Embossing really adds some more texture to the card and pops the sentiment so that it stands out a bit more from your artwork.
You can see really see the gold mist here and how much it adds to the card.
The Tim Holtz Shattered green cardstock mimics the veins of the poinsetta leaves for some more interest as well!
Are you looking for a simple holiday home decor piece that will be as at home now as in the new year? How about this Winter Paper Lantern? Covered with poinsettias and snowflakes it will make a lovely addition to your home for months to come.
Winter Paper Lantern Supplies:
- Core’dinations White Wash Cardstock
- Core’dinations Core Basics Vellum
- Core’dinations Sand-It Set
- Darice 12″ Paper Lantern
- Darice Snowflake Embossing Folder
- Snowflake Die
- Poinsetta Die
- Beacon Zip Dry Adhesive
Step 1: Begin by cutting snowflakes and flowers from both the Whitewash cardstock (I chose blue for the snowflakes and red for the poinsettas) and vellum. I used a combination of electronic and manual dies to create my cuts. I love the wintery feel the Whitewash cardstock created.
Step 2: To add additional texture and color, emboss the red Whitewash poinsettias with the snowflake embossing folder. After embossing, use your Sand-it Gadget to reveal the pattern, and the Dust Buddy to remove any excess paper dust.
Step 3: Layer the red poinsettias with the vellum poinsettias to soften the look and adhere with Zip Dry to the paper lantern in a curved pattern. Spacing the flowers out to fill the space. I made nine flowers in two sizes for my 12″ lantern. Remember that if you plan on using an incandescent light bulb in the lantern do not use hot glue, the glue will heat and your items may fall off. Zip Dry will continue to hold even when the lantern heats up.
Tami Mayberry here with you today to share a simple card that will add some sparkle and shine to your Winter greetings.
Winter Wishes Card supplies:
- Core’dinations Pastel Colors Core Cardstock (Reflecting Pool)
- Core’dinations Glitter Silk Cardstock (Yacht Club, Black Tie)
- Core Basics smooth white cardstock
- Sand It Gadget & Dust Buddy
- Clearsnap silver Designer Foils
- Light blue button
- Natural twine
- Sizzix dies: Paper Snowflakes (#660059), Holiday Words: Script (#660058), Card Font: Winter (#659589)
- Darice Wire Fence embossing folder (#1218-58)
- Sizzix Big Shot die-cutting machine
- Tombow adhesives: Xtreme adhesive runner, clear Power Tabs, MONO liquid glue
Step 1: Form a 4.25 x 5.5-inch card from white cardstock.
Step 2: Cut a 4 x 5.25-inch piece from Reflecting Pool cardstock. Emboss with embossing folder; adhere to card front using Xtreme adhesive runner.
Step 3: Attach a vertical line of square Power Tabs to card front aligning with embossed pattern. Press Designer Foil onto tabs, carefully peel off foil sheet.
Step 4: Die-cut Paper Snowflake shape from Yacht Club Glitter Silk cardstock. Attach to card front as shown using Power tab.
Step 5: Thread twine through center of button; tie in a bow. Attach to center of snowflake using Power Tabs.
Step 6: Die-cut “WINTER” and “wishes” from Black Tie Glitter Silk cardstock; adhere to card front using MONO liquid glue.
The smell of gingerbread always conjures up great Christmas memories. When I found this simple recipe for a Gingerbread Sugar Scrub, and knew it would make a great present to have on hand for the season. And with winter comes dry skin – so this not only smells great, it made my hands feel so smooth after using it.
Gingerbread Sugar Scrub Gift Supplies:
- Kraft Cardstock
- Brights Core Essentials
- Tombow Mono Liquid Glue
- Tombow Mono Adhesive Power Bond
- Stampers Anonymous Gingerbread House Stamp
- Spellbinders Standard Circles Large, Scalloped Circles
- Mason Jar
- Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Versamark Ink Pad and Pen; Delicata Golden Glitz
- May Arts Ribbon: 408-05-10; 420-33
- Stampendous Embossing Powder
- Derwent Inktense Pencils
- Heat Tool
- One Recipe of Gingerbread Sugar Scrub (Recipe Later in Post)
Step 1. Stamp image with watermark ink onto Kraft cardstock. Heat emboss with white powder. Color highlights with pencils. Fussy Cut.
Step 2. Die cut a scalloped circle to fit over lid of jar.
Step 3. Use the inner part of the lid to trace around and mark on the back side of the scalloped circle.
Step 4. Cut between each scallop, stopping at the drawn circle.
Step 5. Put a bead of glue around the outer lid.
Step 6. Center over the drawn circle and allow to dry. Fold each scallop down.
Step 8. Attach to the top using Mono Adhesive.
Step 9. Tie gingerbread house onto jar with ribbons.
Step 10. Fill with homemade sugar scrub.
Gingerbread Sugar Scrub Recipe
Mix the ingredients:
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- 1 cup of white sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice
Slowly add 1/4 cup of Coconut Oil, and 1/4 cup Jojoba Oil.
To Use: Apply scrub to wet skin, and massage with a circular motion – concentrating on dry areas. Rinse with warm water.
Whether you keep this for yourself or gift it to a friend, enjoy the scents of the season!