Hi, the Christmas Cheer Turnabout stamp set is one of my favourite stamp sets from this year. I wanted to emboss the whole background in white and add washes of colour for a beautiful yet simple Christmas card. All the products I used are listed and linked at the bottom of this post. This is an easy design to create in lots of different colours. Are a modern Christmas person or a traditional Green and Red Christmas person?
I placed the stamp in the Tim Holtz stamp platform, lining it up on the jig and stamped all 4 turns with Versamark embossing ink, so I would only have to heat set the embossing powder once. I used the Ranger Superfine White Embossing powder, and heat set until the embossing powder was melted, shiny and smooth.
For the first layer of colour I smooshed Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet onto my craft mat, spritzed the ink with water to get the colour moving and swiped my card through. I kept the Wilted Violet colour to the right half of the card. I used my heat gun to dry the colour – being careful not to re-melt any of the embossing and swiped my card through the leftover ink on the craft mat, and left this to dry naturally. The embossing will create a resist so will stay nice and bright white while the rest of the card gets colourful.
I diecut a piece of vellum with a circle die and stamped the sentiment “Have Yourself a Merry little Christmas” from the Retro Ornaments stamp set with Versafine Onyx black ink, poured on some clear embossing powder and heat set. To add some more colour to the icons on the stamp set I used Distress Inks and a Wink of Stella Glitter brush pen. The colours I used are: Spun Sugar, Chipped Sapphire, Shaded Lilac, Mermaid Lagoon and Black Soot. I pushed the ink pads onto a palette made from a piece of Neenah Solar white card inside an Avery Elle storage pocket.
I trimmed this panel to give a small border around the four sides of the card base and mounted it onto a 14 x 11cm side folding card base. Behind the sentiment vellum circle, I added a messy nest with some iridescent nylon thread.
What’s your favourite Christmas stamp set from this year?
Do you have a favourite stamp set from 2017??
PRODUCTS USED ON THIS CARD
Concord and 9th Christmas Cheer Turnabout
Avery Elle Retro Ornaments
Neenah Solar White
BAzzill Marshmallow (card base)
Versamark Embossing ink
Versafine Onyx black ink
Distress Inks – Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry
Ranger Superfine White
Stix 2 Tape Runner and refill
Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
Tim Holtz Replacement Magnets
Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer
Ranger Craft Mat
Fiskars A4 Trimmer
Fiskars Microtip Scissors
Tim Holtz Mini Storage Tin
Lawn Fawn Acrylic Block
Avery Elle Storage Pocket
Cuttlebug Die cutting machine
Cuttlebug C Plate Adapter