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Night Before Christmas - 07/20/2022

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WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

Grey top folding card blank (8 1/4 x 5 3/4")

White card (8 x 5 1/2")

White card (7 1/2 x 6")

White card (4 x 4")

Green (Tourmaline) Gossip Glitter card  (7 1/2 x 6")

Dies from Night Before Christmas Die Collection 

Stamps from Imala Cabin In The Snow Stamp Collection

Stamps from Christmas Blessings Stamp Collection 

Floral Trimmings Stencil

Thirsty Brush Northern Lights 8 x 8" paper pad 

Versafine Ink Pad: Smoky Gray 

Izink Dye ink pad: Ocean, Emeraude

Izink Diamond Glitter paint: Nacre

Liquid Pearl Drops: White Opal

Thirsty Brush Confetti Ink Paint: White Lace

Paint brush 

Palette knife

Water spray bottle

Blending tool  

Eureka 101

Paper Trimmer

Perfect Together Glue

Foam pads (optional)

Die Cutting machine

 



How To Guide - Step 1

Tear out this decorative sheet, from the Thirsty Brush Northern Lights paper pad. 

How To Guide - Step 2

Place the frame die, from Night Before Christmas Die Collection, on to the decorative paper and run it through your die cutting machine. 

NB: KEEP ALL THE BITS THAT FALL OUT OF THE DIE CUT FRAME, FOR PAPER PIECING BACK IN LATER. 

How To Guide - Step 3

Place the same frame die on to the glitter card, and run it through your die cutting machine.

NB: KEEP ALL THE BITS THAT FALL OUT OF THE DIE CUT FRAME, FOR PAPER PIECING BACK IN LATER.

Set your die cut frames to one side. 

 

 

How To Guide - Step 4

Place the coordinating mat die, on to the white card (7 1/2 x 6"), and run it through your die cutting machine. 

 

How To Guide - Step 5

Ink up the cabin, from the Imala Cabin In the Snow Stamp collection, with the Izink Dye ink pads. 

Stamp on to the white die cut frame mat. You can reink and stamp again, until you are happy with the depth of colour. 

You can also spray the stamp, after inking it up, and before stamping it, to achieve a loose, bleed effect. 

DO NOT move the stamp, or your card, at this stage..... but if you used water, dry off your stamped image in situ. 

How To Guide - Step 6

Ink up the stamp again, with the Smoky Gray Versafine, and stamp back over your image. This adds definition and depth to your artwork, especially if you used the bleed technique in the previous step. 

How To Guide - Step 7

Apply the Izink Ocean ink to your craft or glass mat.

Add water and paint in the sky. 

How To Guide - Step 8

Spray water on to your Confetti Paint, and add splats to your artwork. As few, or as many, as you like. I added lots!!!!

Allow to dry naturally, if possible, as this allows the Confetti Ink to have a more raised, textured effect. 

How To Guide - Step 9

Once your artwork is completely dry, adhere your decorative paper, die cut frame, on to your painted artwork. 

How To Guide - Step 10

Using the "bits" that you set aside earlier, you can now paper piece back in as required, using either the decorative paper and/or the glitter elements. I chose to use a combination of both. 

Set this to one side. 

How To Guide - Step 11

Place the Floral Trimmings stencil over the white card (8 x 5 1/2"), so it covers the bottom, left hand corner. 

Blend the Izink Emeraude through the stencil, to create a beautiful stencilled corner. 

How To Guide - Step 12

Adhere this on to the front of your top folding, grey card blank. 

How To Guide - Step 13

Adhere your framed artwork in the top right corner of your card. You can use wet glue, or foam pads, for added dimension. 

How To Guide - Step 14

Ink up the sentiment, from the Christmas Blessings Stamp Collection, with the Smoky Gray Versafine, and stamp on the bottom right of the card, under your framed artwork. 

How To Guide - Step 15

Apply and spread the Izink Nacre Glitter paint, with a palette knife, on to your artwork, where desired. I added mine to the mountains, cabin roof and along the ground. 

TIP: The glitter paint does dry very quickly, but if you're impatient, you can speed it up with a heat tool. 

How To Guide - Step 16

Using the snowflake die, from the Night Before Christmas Die Collection, cut THREE snowflakes, from the white card (4 x 4"). 

NB: If you have the other frame die sets, then you can cut three different snowflakes. 

How To Guide - Step 17

Apply the Izink Nacre Glitter paint to the three snowflakes. 

TIP: You can pop a bit of the glitter paint on to your craft mat, mix with a little bit of water and either paint it on the snowflakes, or smoosh the snowflakes in to the paint. Whichever method suits you. 

How To Guide - Step 18

Adhere the snowflakes where required, around your framed artwork. I popped two in the bottom left hand corner, and one in the top right, but again, the choice is yours. 

How To Guide - Step 19

To finish, add Liquid Pearl Drops to the centres of the snowflakes, and in and around them, as required.