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Snow Burst - 11/14/2023

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Teal 7 x 7" card blank

Kraft/white cardstock


Snow Burst 6 x 6" Embossing Folder

Quattro D Christmas Is Coming Collection

In The Countryside 6 x 6" Painted Mounts

Winter Solstice A5 Stamp Set

SBM Hybrid Ink Pad: Midnight

SBM Premium Dye ink Pad: Sherbet, Limeade

Versafine ink Pad: Smoky Grey

Distress Ink/Oxide ink Pad: Walnut Stain, Fossilized Amber, Lost Shadow, Tattered Rose

Gold Gilding Wax

Blending tool

WOW Heat Tool

Eureka 101 Watercolour Tablet

SBM A3 Magnetic glass mat

Paper Trimmer


Foam pads

Double-sided tape

Die Cutting machine

How To Guide - Step 1

You will need this beautiful painted mount from In The Countryside.  

How To Guide - Step 2

Ink up the folder with the Fossilized Amber and Lost Shadow ink pads and spritz lightly with water. 

How To Guide - Step 3

Place the painted mount inside and run it through your embossing machine. 

How To Guide - Step 4

Using a blending tool, apply the Fossilized Amber around the outside of the inner embossed circle, blending out from there with the Lost Shadow. 

Dry off the ink with your heat tool. 

How To Guide - Step 5

Lightly apply Gold gilding wax around the centre, embossed areas of your Snow Burst...or in this case a Sunburst! Buff with a soft cloth, to bring out the shine!!

How To Guide - Step 6

Stamp the sentiment, from the Winter Solstice stamp set, with Smoky Grey Versafine, in the centre of your Snow Burst. 

How To Guide - Step 7

Tear TWO strips of vellum, one wider than the other. Lay them down the right side of your artwork, tuck over the edges and secure on the reverse with double-sided tape. Pop your artwork 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 one 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 Sherbet, Walnut Stain, Limeade where desired. 

Stencil 2 Use the same colours but alternate the placement of each, for their clothing.

Stencil 3 Tattered Rose



How To Guide - Step 9

Use the coordinating stamp to stamp over your stencilled images, with the Midnight hybrid ink. 

How To Guide - Step 10

Die cut your Gnomes using the dies in the collection. You can die cut together but secure the dies down with low tack tape!! I find it easier to die cut one at a time. 

How To Guide - Step 11

Line up the Gnomes inside the embossing folder and run through your machine. Again you can emboss all 3 together but I prefer to do one at a time.  

How To Guide - Step 12

Adhere this lovely Gnome, with foam pads, on the bottom right side of your artwork.

You can use the other 2 Gnomes on another project. 

How To Guide - Step 13

Mat your artwork on to kraft card cut to 6 1/4" square. 

How To Guide - Step 14

Mat on to your teal card blank to finish.