Hi everyone! I am so happy to be here today with a fun Christmas tutorial. At this time of the year, I am often busy making Christmas gifts and this panel will be one of them and it is going to someone who I know really appreciates a handmade gift.
Unlike some of my other winter projects, which often include a bit of blue and/or turquoise, I decided to go with red, white and a little pink here. It is always fun working mainly with shades of one color, and you could easily do the same project in blue, green, brown or purple. The Simon Says Stamp Comfort & Joy stamp set is gorgeous, and I especially love the finely detailed snowflakes. You can make very many different types of Christmas projects using only this one stamp set.
1. Start by white embossing snowflakes all over a piece of watercolor paper. Mine was 6 x 9.5 in, but any size will work and the design can easily be turned into a card or a tag.
2. Smear Distress Inks on a craft sheet and mist with water. Press the paper into the ink and repeat if you want darker colors. In the end, I sprayed Candied Apple Distress Spray Stain on the sheet and pressed my sheet into the ink, to get a darker shade of red.
4. Cover them with embossing ink and emboss with three different powders: Ranger’s Mixed Media Scarlet, Pink Peony, and SSS white powder. Be careful not to burn yourself and don’t touch the melted powder until it has cooled down completely.
5. Adhere a piece of silver Sizzix Foil Adhesive Sheets to cardstock. Cut and emboss (the folder does both in one go) in the Mini Scallop 3D Impresslits. Ink with Cranberry and Poppyfield alcohol ink, using an ink blending tool with a piece of felt.
6. I also colored Gumdrop Hearts with the alcohol ink. Just add a drop to the heart.
7. The watercolor paper was glued to Little Sizzles Mat Board to give it stability. I also sanded a bunch of Christmas Quote Chips and glued them to the background.
8. Rub white paint into the words on the Christmas Quote Token, so that they are more visible. Glue a bauble at the top.
9. Layer the snowflakes on top of the embossed metal, and glue them with Distress Matte Medium. Add a larger bauble to the center.
I hope this tutorial inspired you in your Christmas/winter crafting and to try to combine shades of red and pink. It is really a lot of fun and gives a great result.
Thank you so much for looking!
Happy Christmas crafting!
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