See How to Create a Gingerbread House with Rinea Paper and StazOn Studio Glaze

by Steph Ackerman

See How to Create a Gingerbread House with Rinea Paper and StazOn Studio Glaze

The holidays are almost here and there is nothing as iconic for Christmas as a gingerbread house during the holidays. When the kids have outgrown this tradition, it is still possible to recreate the fun by using your craft supplies. In today’s project, I used StazOn Studio Glaze to fill in some of the details of this gingerbread die.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions

 Gingerbread House from Rinea's Glossy Mocha/Gold Foil
Step 1

Using Spellbinders dies which includes two layered pieces, die cut the Gingerbread House from Rinea’s Glossy Mocha/Gold Foil. Die cut the second Gingerbread House base piece from Rinea’s Glossy Copper/Gold Foil. Use On Point Glue to adhere the layers together.

StazOn Studio Glaze in Valentine
Step 2

Using StazOn Studio Glaze in Valentine, add color to the candy dots in the Gingerbread House.

color using assorted StazOn Studio Glaze colors
Step 3

Continue adding color using assorted StazOn Studio Glaze colors between the die cut elements of the Gingerbread House. Allow each color to dry before moving onto the next color.

VersaFine Clair in Fallen Leaves
Step 4

Cut cardstock and pattern paper to fit a 5″ x 6 1/2″ card base. Die cut large ovals from cardstock and pattern paper. Ink the edges with VersaMagic in Gingerbread, then adhere to the card. Stamp the phrase with VersaFine Clair in Fallen Leaves, cut to fit and mat with cardstock.

 Gingerbread House for Christmas card
Step 5

Adhere the Gingerbread House and phrase to the card with foam adhesives for dimension. Finish the card with any additional personal touches!

Supplies

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  • Rinea Foiled Papers – Earth Tones Foiled Paper Variety Pack
  • Bazzill Cardstock – brown, white
  • Graphic 45 – Pattern Paper
  • Spellbinders Dies
  • Hero Arts Stamp
  • Foam Adhesives

Create A Modern Christmas Card With Masking Technique

by Jowilna Nolte

Create A Modern Christmas Card With Masking Technique

Masking is one of those age-old techniques that we often neglect, but when it comes to creating quick and easy Christmas cards I love using this technique for great impact. The layers of Christmas trees have a great look and adding masking gives them fabulou depth and dimension. Combine this simple technique with an elegantly colored ink palette and you have a winner.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 1 hour

Directions

Morning Mist VersaFine Clair ink
Step 1

Stamp several small and large trees onto a card panel using Morning Mist VersaFine Clair ink. Stamp one each of the same trees onto scrap paper or cardstock. The thinner the better. And if you have sticky notes around that is first prize.


Step 2

Cut out the trees that you are going to use for your masking – the thin paper ones. Notice how I cut only the triangle piece of the tree.


Step 3

Place the masked trees onto the stamped panel layering them onto the matching trees using some temporary adhesive.


Step 4

Now stamp more trees and make sure that the stamped images already on the base are covered with the masks.


Step 5

Remove the masks to reveal your layered trees that now sit behind the trees that you first stamped.


Step 6

Use the Shady Lane VersaFine Clair ink and ink only half of the large tree.


Step 7

Use washi tape to mask off one half of the tree and then ink the stamp, but remember to remove the tape before stamping or otherwise the inked tape will also stamp onto your panel. Stamp the image on top of one of the large trees for added interest. Stamp an additional small tree with VersaFine Clair in Shady Lane onto white, cut out and use foam tape to layer onto a smaller stamped tree. Add other embellishments and paint splats to finish off your card.

Supplies

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  • White cardstock
  • Kaisercraft – Christmas tree stamps
  • Embellishments
  • Card base
  • Pattern Paper
  • Watercolor paint

See How to Create Fun Snowy Texture for a Christmas Card

by Roni Johnson

See How to Create Fun Snowy Texture for a Christmas Card with Radiant Neon Amplify in white

Winter is quickly approaching…at times it feels as if you’re looking at the world through the shroud of dingy grey gauze. The real beauty of winter can also be seen in the grey twilight when the pines have been darkened by an evening snowfall cutting you off from the worries of the outside world. This is what I look forward to in the coming months. I tried to capture that feeling in this Christmas card I’ve made for you today.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Pounce Grey Flannel and London Fog Memento Ink onto the craft mat. Pounce a bit of Niagara Mist VersaMagic ink as well.


Step 2

Spritz a bit of Ink Potion No.9 over the inks. Tap the mixture a bit to mix it up and eliminate some of the harsh lines.


Step 3

Press a white cardstock panel into the ink mixture several times until you are satisfied with the results.


Step 4

Stamp pine trees onto the inked panel using VersaFine Clair Morning Mist ink.


Step 5

Randomly dot Radiant Neon Amplify in White over the panel.


Step 6

Heat the Amplify medium to activate and puff it up.


Step 7

Trim and mat on black cardstock then adhere the panel to a grey card base. Stamp off the excess ink on the pine tree stamp on the inside of the card to create a ghostly grey pine forest. Add a bit of line work around the edge of the card to finish it off.


Step 8

Stamp sentiment on a scrap of white cardstock. Trim and adhere to the card front.

Supplies

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  • Just For Fun Stamps – Pine Trees
  • Cardstock – White, Grey, Black
  • Heat Tool

Create an Elegant Christmas Tag with Grey Ink

by Jowilna Nolte

It is that time of the year again when I try and get a head start in making my Christmas cards and tags. This holiday tag is an easy one that I could replicate quickly without making too much of a mess and yet it looks gorgeous. I love the layered look of grey stamping and colorful ink blend for a simple and elegant statement. The grey color from VersaFine Morning Mist is gorgeous and it’s not too harsh making this my perfect go-to ink color for stamping.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Stamp a wreath and sentiment onto a manilla tag in VersaFine Clair Morning Mist.


Step 2

Use Memento Luxe and a jumbo dauber and blend Love Letter ink around the edges outside of the stamped wreath.


Step 3

Use Memento Luxe Pistachio and blend inside the stamped wreath area.


Step 4

Use VersaFine Clair Shady Lane and stamp several leaves onto smooth white cardstock. Cut out the leaves.


Step 5

Use On Point Glue and adhere the leaves in clusters in two sections on the stamped wreath.


Step 6

Use On Point Glue and make small drops of glue on the berries and then lightly sprinkle with gold glitter and leave to dry. Shake off the excess glitter and brush clean the tag of stray glitter pieces.


Step 7

Adhere the leaves, add embellishments as desired and then add some colored ink or paint splats to finish off your tag with some added details.

Supplies

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  • White cardstock
  • Kaisercraft – Christmas stamps
  • Embellishments
  • Tag
  • Glitter – Gold
  • Microbeads
  • Old Postage stamp
  • Watercolor paint

Learn How to Create Christmas Magic

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Learn How to Create Christmas Magic

Share the magic of Christmas with silver embossed stars and feathers in a turquoise color. The interchange of stripes covered with Creative Medium and the stamped tracing paper with VersaColor add depth to the background and give a sense of a screen. The multiple layers of the Creative Medium used and then heated, create a rough texture on the paper.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Cover a piece of watercolor paper at least the size of the card will be used with Creative Medium Iridescent Turquoise. Use a heat tool to dry and overheat the paper. The Creative Medium will start making baubles. Repeat the process at least 3 times to give the surface a rough look.


Step 2

Cut stripes of the watercolor paper in various widths and in 6 inch long (one inch less than the card used here).


Step 3

Stamp the tracing paper with the swirls design of the stamp set and the VersaColor Turquoise ink.


Step 4

Cut strips of the stamped image in various widths and in 6 inch length.


Step 5

Use Tear It! Tape to set the watercolor and tracing paper stripes on the front of a card base.


Step 6

On a piece of watercolor paper, on the smooth side, color with the VersaColor Turquoise and Celadon ink pads.


Step 7

Stamp with VersaMark the same stamp design as above. Cover with Imagine silver embossing powder and heat set.


Step 8

Die cut stars in different sizes from the embossed paper.


Step 9

Make a circle of the craft wire, glue with hot glue and continue with the feathers.


Step 10

Use the On Point Glue to place the paper stars, while the main star, set it with some foam tape to raise from the front. Add rhinestones with the On Point Glue.


Step 11

Remove the words from the sticker and set them on a piece of tracing paper and then glue on the card.

Supplies

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  • Tracing paper
  • Viva Decor – Peacock feathers stamp set
  • Star dies
  • Die cutting machine
  • Heat tool
  • Feathers
  • Jewelry wire
  • Rhinestones
  • Canson watercolor paper
  • Craft creations – Peel off stickers, Christmas words
  • Hot glue gun
  • Foam tape

Create a Mixed Media Holiday Card with Memento

by Melissa Andrew

It’s time to get ready for the holidays! Today Melissa creates a gorgeous watercolor background with Memento and VersaColor Ink. She finishes her holiday card with gorgeous gold embossing powder. This is a quick and easy holiday card that can be mass produced for sending to loved ones this season!

Skill: Advanced
Time: 1 hour

Directions

Supplies

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