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Holiday Blizzard – Shelly Newkirk’s Christmas Card Challenge


 Christmas Card Challenge: Card 3
By: Shelly Newkirk, Artistic Guide

Finished Card Size: A2 or 5.5" x 4.25"

Merry Christmas (Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers)
Versa Mark (Tsukineko)
Vintage Green dye ink (Vivid )
White card stock card base - A2 (Georgia Pacific)
Debbie Mumm Holiday Mat Stack (DCWV)
Vellum (unknown) 
Glitter mat stack - green - (unknown)
Dark green card stock (unknown)
Other Supplies:
Small snowflake punch (unknown)
Crafters Pick Ultimate Glue
ellum tape (unknown)


  1. Glue Red Snowflake and Glittery paper to card base and trim off excess.
  2. Dust vellum with Baby Powder (or an anti-static bag) and stamp with VersaMark, sprinkle on Embossing Powder and melt with heat gun.
  3. Cut Vellum to desired width, sponge all edges with Dark Green ink.
  4. Apply Vellum tape to Vellum and attach according to the above picture.
  5. Cut Penguin paper to desired width, layer on Dark Green cardstock and trim to desired edge width.
  6. Glue Penguin layers to Green Glitter paper. Trim to desired width, then glue to right side of card as shown in picture.
  7. Punch out Green Glitter Snowflakes and glue randomly on Vellum around stamped greeting.

Basic stamping tips:
Stamping and heat embossing on Vellum ideas:
Preheat your heat gun.  Lay Vellum on preheated aluminum foil to reflect heat.
The faster you heat your Embossing Powder, the less the heat will distort your Vellum.

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2 Responses »

  1. Thank you for the comment. I hope the tips are a help to everyone.

  2. I love the card ideas and the tips are great!