Friday, 23 August 2013

Brrrilliant Christmas by Fliss Goodwin



Sorry to scare you but as you can see I have a Christmas card for you today. This is mostly because as I now have a job I’ve got to make an earlier start than my usual beginning of December panic! I have a rather rustic offering with a grungy background and one of the images from a new stamp set by Lindsay Mason – I just love this slightly steampunk snowman.


Here’s What You’ll Need: 

Watercolour Paper (Ranger do a fabulous one)
Square Card Blank (Mine is kraft)
Distress Stains – Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Stormy Sky, Crushed Olive, Iced Spruce
Hessian (Burlap)


Here’s How To: 

·       Cut a piece of watercolour paper slightly smaller than your card blank. Stamp the snowflake from the set randomly round the edges with the VersaMark ink, shaking white embossing powder on each side as you go to make sure the ink doesn’t dry which it can do if the watercolour paper is very absorbent. Heat emboss when you’ve finished.

·       Add a patch of the Tumbled Glass Distress Stain to the craft mat and brush across the embossed watercolour paper with a wet paintbrush (this helps spread the ink). Add some diluted Peacock Feathers and Stormy Sky across the central area and then brush the green shades around the edges.

·       Leave the paper to dry naturally – if you use a heat gun it might overcook the embossed areas. Once dry, use a finger to add cinnamon glitter glue over the snowflakes and around the very edges of the decorated paper.

·       Stamp the top hat snowman on white smooth card with the black ink and heat emboss with the clear powder. Cut the image to a rectangular panel and add a little detail with ProMarkers. I used warm shades of grey and brown.

·       Cut a panel of hessian a little larger than the snowman panel and fringe the edges. Add the snowman with strong double-sided tape. Stamp the sentiment with black ink and add to a hessian panel as before. Assemble the elements on the card as shown. As you’ll see the result is fairly flat as I had postage in mind.


Have a great weekend.

Fliss x

1 comment:

  1. Love your steampunk snowman, Fliss - the snowflake background is brilliant.


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