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Merry Christmas - 10/11/2023

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White card blank 7 x 7"

White card


High Definition 3D Seeing Stars Embossing Folder

Quattro D Christmas Is Coming

Special Wishes Stamp and Die Collection

All Surfaces Bronze Paper Pack 

SBM Hybrid Ink Pad: Midnight

SBM Premium Dye Ink Pad: Tiffany, Heather

Distress Ink Pad: Walnut Stain, Lost Shadow, Tattered Rose

Blending tool

Pearlywinks Pearl Mist Spray: Golden Shimmer

Paint brush

Water spray bottle

Eureka 101 Watercolour Tablet

SBM Magnetic glass mat

Paper Trimmer

Perfect Together Glue

Foam pads

Die Cutting machine



How To Guide - Step 1

Smoosh your Walnut Stain ink pad on the DEBOSSED side of the Seeing Stars folder and spritz with water. Place a piece of white card, trimmed to 5 1/2" square, inside the folder and run it through your machine. 

How To Guide - Step 2

Lightly blend Tiffany around the edges of the card with your blending tool. 

How To Guide - Step 3

Swirl the Pearlywinks bottle, to activate the mica before spraying some on to your glass mat. Use a paint brush to splatter it over your background. 

How To Guide - Step 4

Tear 2 strips of vellum, one wider than the other. 

How To Guide - Step 5

Once your background is completely dry, lay the torn vellum strips, one on top of the other, so they reach just over half way across the bottom of the background. Tuck the overhang over the left side edge of the card and secure on the reverse with double-sided tape. 

You can either leave the vellum loose for now or pop a little glue underneath, to hold it in place. Your Gnomes will cover any visible glue. 

How To Guide - Step 6

Choose a paper from the Bronze All Surfaces paper pack and trim to 5 3/4" square. Set the leftover paper aside, for a later step. 

How To Guide - Step 7

Adhere your embossed background on to the decorative paper and then on to your 7" square, white card blank. Pop to one side. 

How To Guide - Step 8

Each of the stencils in the Quattro D Christmas Is Coming collection are numbered and have hearts in the corner to help you line each stencil up, if required. 

Use your blending tool to apply ink through each stencil, on to white card trimmed to 7 x 5", as follows:

Stencil 1 Tiffany, Heather and Walnut Stain, in whatever combination your prefer

Stencil 2 Same colours where desired, then use Lost Shadow for their shoes

Stencil 3 Tattered Rose


How To Guide - Step 9

Stamp in Midnight over your stencilled images. 

How To Guide - Step 10

Use the coordinating dies to cut them out. 

How To Guide - Step 11

Line up each Gnome inside the embossing folder (I did one at a time) and run them through your machine. 

How To Guide - Step 12

Adhere two of the Gnomes to the left of your card using a combination of wet glue and foam pads, for perspective.

Keep the other Gnome for a later project. 

How To Guide - Step 13

Place the "MERRY" detailed die, from the Special Wishes collection, on to a scrap of white card and the solid die on to the Bronze paper set aside earlier. Run them both through your machine. 

How To Guide - Step 14

Adhere the detailed die cut sentiment on to the die cut paper mat.

Stamp the "CHRISTMAS" add-along stamp, in Midnight, on to the panel on your die cut sentiment. 

How To Guide - Step 15

Finally, adhere with foam pads, to the top right of your project.