J oyful holiday card using Stampin' Up! products.
Cut cardstock and Foil Sheets pieces to the following sizes using a Paper Trimmer:
- card from Pretty Peacock Cardstock at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and scored at 4-1/4"
- 4" x 5-1/4" from Night of Navy Cardstock
- 3-3/4" x 5" from Pretty Peacock Cardstock
- 3/4" x 2" from Whisper White Cardstock
- 1-1/4" square from Whisper White Cardstock
- 1-1/4" x 1-1/2" from Whisper White Cardstock
- 2" square of Pretty Peacock Foil from Noble Peacock Foil Sheets
Lightly spritz the Pretty Peacock rectangle with water and insert into the Tufted 3D Embossing Folder. Place the folder with the paper inside on your die cutting and embossing tool and run through the machine. Set aside to dry.
As you are ready to stamp using the Lined Alphabet Set, place the cardstock on the Stampin' Pierce Mat. Using the mat will help you get a cleaner image each time you stamp.
Mount the "j" from the Lined Alphabet Set on Block B. Ink it up with the Memento Pad and stamp on the 3/4" x 2" strip of white cardstock.
Mount the "o" from the Lined Alphabet Set on Block B. Ink it up with the Memento Pad and stamp on the 1-1/4" square of white cardstock.
Mount the "y" from the Lined Alphabet Set on Block B. Ink it up with the Memento Pad and stamp on the 1-1/4" x 1-1/2" piece of white cardstock.
Pick out the letter edgelits from the Layering Alphabet Edgelits for the 'j," the "o," and the "y." One at a time, put a letter edgelit on top of the corresponding stamped letter on a platform on your cutting and embossing tool so it is centered over the letter. Run through the tool.
Tip: Make sure you have the correct letter edgelits. You might want to try cutting scraps of cardstock first to be sure!
Use Paper Snips to trim off any excess cardstock on each of the letters.
Put the letter cut outs on some Grid Paper to protect your work surface. You need to make sure that you protect your work surface with paper as the Stampin' Blends Markers do bleed through.
Start coloring the letters with the Stampin' Blends Markers. The markers have a brush tip for coloring in larger areas and a fine tip for coloring in smaller areas. Use the dark color first at the bottom and then the light color towards the top to make an ombre look. Work on one area at a time so the inks will be wet and will blend easier.
Use the Light and Dark Night of Navy Markers to color in the letters in an ombre effect from darker at the bottom to lighter at the top.
Use the Color Lifter Marker as needed to remove excess ink.
If the Pretty Peacock rectangle is dry, proceed with the next step.
Tip: You can speed up drying with a Heat Tool if needed.
WITHOUT ADHERING, lay the letters out on the lower right side of the dry embossed Pretty Peacock rectangle to spell the word "joy." Get the spacing and placement figured out.
One at a time, use the Fine-Tip Glue Pen or Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the letters in place to the lower right side of the dry embossed Pretty Peacock rectangle.
Pick out the largest, more-rounded snowflake die from the Seasonal Layers Dies. Put it on top of the Pretty Peacock foil square on a platform on your cutting and embossing tool. Run through the tool. Use the Take Your Pick Die Brush Tip and paper-piercing tool on the Take Your Pick to remove the pieces.
Use a Mini Glue Dot to adhere the foil snowflake cut out to the upper left corner of the dry embossed Pretty Peacock rectangle.
Adhere the dry embossed Pretty Peacock rectangle to the center of the Night of Navy rectangle and then to the front of the Pretty Peacock card.
Use the mini spatula on the Take Your Pick to carefully peel up a Blueberry Bushel or Pretty Peacock rhinestone from the sheet of Noble Peacock Rhinestones making sure that you get the adhesive backing as well. Adhere it to the center of the foil snowflake cut out.
Cut a 3-1/2" piece of Old Olive/Pretty Peacock 3/8" Reversible Ribbon.
Tie a half knot in the center of the ribbon. Trim the ends.
Use a Mini Glue Dot to adhere the ribbon knot to the front of the card at an angle so it overlaps the bottom right side of the "y."