I am so excited to be on the Newton’s Nook Blog today and it is my turn to share a cute Christmas project, showcasing two of my favorite stencils –> Pawprints and Snowfall, along with the Christmas Puppies Stamp Set and its coordinating dies with the Frames & Flags Die Set.
Stencils are so inexpensive and they can create a HUGE impact on your projects! Newton’s Nook Designs has a wide selection of stencils available at the shop. Designer tip: The secret to mixing and matching these stencil designs is to layer different textures.
Here’s how I made this card:
- Ink-blend a panel of Strathmore Bristol Smooth white card stock. For my card, I used Dried Marigold and Abandoned Coral with my blending brushes.
- Use Pixie Spray to temporarily adhere the Pawprints Stencil onto the ink-blended panel.
- Use the same blending brushes and colors of ink to add texture to your background. Make sure you are adding more colors this time, to make them stand out.
- Use Pixie Spray to temporarily adhere the Snowfall Stencil onto the background panel.
- Apply Ranger Texture Paste evenly on your background with a palette knife.
- Remove the stencil and leave this panel to dry for about half an hour and adhere on an A2-size notecard.
- Stamp your image on some Neenah solar white card stock and color the images in with alcohol markers.
- Use the coordinating die to cut the image out.
- Use Embossing Pen and apply the ink on the stocking and the hat and add some White Puff Embossing Powder and heat-set with your heating tool. Designer tip: Make sure you are moving your heating tool around so you don’t burn the powder.
- Die-cut the sentiment strip using the smallest die from the Frames & Flags Die Set on some black card stock.
- Stamp the sentiment with VersaMark ink and sprinkle some Super Fine White Embossing Powder. Heat set with your heating tool.
- Adhere the sentiment strip and the focal image onto the card panel with foam adhesive for added dimension.
- Finish the design by adding some Red gemstones to the holly.
I hope that you will give this technique a try and I would love it if you tag me on social media if you did. The supplies I used are listed and linked below. Thanks for stopping by today and happy stamping!