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Merry Christmas - 08/02/2023

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White card blank 7 x 7"

Kraft card 6 1/4" square

White card

Quattro D Christmas Is Coming Collection

A Winter Story 12 x 12" Paper Pad

A Winter Story A4 Vellum Pack

A Winter Story 6 x 6" Embellishment Pack

Deboss Circle Nesting Dies Collection 

SBM Hybrid Ink Pad: Midnight

SBM Premium Dye Ink pad: Limeade, Hedgerow, Tiffany, Sherbet

Distress Ink/Oxide Ink Pad: Tattered Rose, Lost Shadow

Blending tool

Ranger Stickles: Diamond

Eureka 101 Watercolour Tablet

SBM Magnetic glass mat

Paper Trimmer

Perfect Together Glue

Low tack tape

Foam pads

Die Cutting machine


How To Guide - Step 1

Remove this beautiful paper from the 12 x 12" paper pack and trim to 6" square, so the large Poinsettia is in the top left corner. 

How To Guide - Step 2

Take this gorgeous vellum sheet from the vellum pack and tear around this printed, corner floral image. 

How To Guide - Step 3

Place the torn vellum across the bottom of the patterned paper, tuck any excess vellum over the edges of the paper and secure on the reverse. 

How To Guide - Step 4

Adhere to the 6 1/4" square kraft card. 

How To Guide - Step 5

Adhere on to your 7 x 7" white card blank and set to one side. 

How To Guide - Step 6

Place stencil 1, from the Quattro D collection, on to white card and use your inks to blend through as required. Line up stencil 2, using the hearts as a guide if needed and blend with the inks, swapping the colour combinations. Repeat with stencil 3. I used the Tattered Rose for the "skin" and the Lost Shadow for the shoes, but the combination of colours is up to you! 

How To Guide - Step 7

Stamp over your stencilled images with the coordinating stamp, using the Midnight ink. 

How To Guide - Step 8

Line up each of the coordinating dies, securing with low tack tape and run through your embossing machine.

TIP: Whilst you can die cut all 3 at the same time, I prefer to die cut the 2 outer ones in 1 pass and the middle one on it's own. 

How To Guide - Step 9

Use the coordinating embossing folder to emboss each Gnome. Again, you can emboss all of them at the same time, securing them with low tack tape but I personally find it quicker and safer, to emboss each one separately. 

How To Guide - Step 10

Use a combination of wet glue and foam pads to adhere your Gnomes in the bottom, right corner your card. 

How To Guide - Step 11

Use a circle die to die cut one of the circle sentiments from the Embellishment pack. Fussy cut a selection of Poinsettias from the same pack, then adhere to the left of your Gnomes with a combination of wet glue and foam pads. 

How To Guide - Step 12

To finish, use the Stickles to add a touch of sparkle to the centres of all the floral images and 3D elements and around the edge of your circle sentiment.