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Holilday Blizzard Projects – Shelly Newkirk’s Christmas Card Challenge

Christmas Card Challenge: Card 4
By: Shelly Newkirk, Artistic Guide

 Finished size: A2 or 5.5" x 4.25"

Supplies:
Stamps:
 "Wishing you a Happy Holiday Season" (Hampton Art Stamps)
Inks:
VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Black pigment ink pad(Stampendous)
Paper:
White card stock card base
Debbie Mumm Holiday Mat Stack (DCWV)
Dark Green card stock (unknown)
Silver Metallic card stock (unknown)
Other Supplies:
Two sizes of Snowflakes Punches (larger by Family Treasures, smaller unknown)
Snowflake and Wavy square die cuts (Cuttlebug)
Crafters Pick Ultimate Glue
Green/Red glitter embossing powder (Stampendous)

Directions:

  1. Glue Green and White paper to card front and trim.
  2. Dust with Baby Powder (or anti-static bag), then sponge with VersaMark all around the edges of the card.  I sponged in fairly far to get a frame effect.
  3. Apply Embossing Powder and melt with heat gun.
  4. Again dust with Baby Powder (or anti-static bag) on the lower left-hand section of card and stamp phrase with Black pigment ink, apply embossing powder and melt.
  5. Cut three largest wavy squares from Dark Green card stock.
    Punch or die cut small, medium and large Snowflakes from Silver Metallic paperto fit the wavy squares.
  6. Glue the Snowflakes into the squares. 
  7. Cut thin pieces of Silver to use as cords to hang your wavy square ornaments.
  8. Glue paper cords to back of wavy squares, and then glue to card.  Place about like the picture.

Basic Stamping Tips:
Gluing small items to your card
:

  • I use old CD's and put small dots of my Crafters Ultimate Pick Glue on it and use a toothpick as my application tool. I often apply the glue to an item and then pick it up with the glue end of the tooth pick to place on the card.  A light touch with your finger will hold it in place on your card while you remove the toothpick.  This makes it easy to see where you are placing your item and you can apply minute amounts of glue.

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