Hello everyone, it’s Aida back again ! Christmas stamps are always so pretty and I could not resist this Stampers Anonymous stamp which paired perfectly with the new seasonal Sizzix dies. We’ve often seen images of Santa with his Reindeers and this Village Christmastime is a wonderful Thinlits set to have as you can use it across varieties of projects.
This Bow and the Leaves are part of the Festive Greens set.
The stamped words were heat embossed with Wendi Vecchi’s Potting Soil embossing powder in a deep Brown and after that die cut using the largest Stitched Ovals Thinlits which nicely fit the stamp. At the lower end the Santa and Reindeer curve above the words adding dimension.
Here’s a closer look at the Santa and Reindeers and they were heat embossed with Liquid Platinum powder by Ranger.
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To begin, die cut the Santa and Reindeers and heat emboss with Ranger’s Liquid Platinum powder.
I used the Xyron mini to add glue to the back of the die-cut. Don’t worry if you don’t have the Xyron, any strong Tape Glue will work.
Trim a thin strip of transparency and adhere to the back of the die-cut.
Stamp and heat emboss the words. I used Wendi Vecchi’s Potting Soil embossing powder. Add Distress ink to slightly colour the piece.
The Idea-ology Vignette panel is 4 inches wide and height 5 3/4 inches. It is an ideal, sturdy base for the oval panel and I love the contrast of wood to paper. Lightly paint it Distress Antique Linen, then dry completely.
Gently curve the oval panel, turn it over and adhere a tube of rolled scrap paper. This will provide a firm support to the curved panel.
This is how it looks.
Use a strong adhesive to glue only the ends of the transparency (with the Santa and Reindeers) to the wood panel. The central portion of the die cut should float above the words.
At this point I realised a little embellishment was a good idea and metal Stars on patterned paper were added.
Next, matt the panel in Kraft-core Green and choose a pattern paper to match.
The red Bow from the Festive Greens Thinlits was doubled to make it more substantial.
Die-cut 2 pieces of each leaf in 2 colours.
Arrange and glue the leaves to the under side of the Bow. The center of the Bow is a metal brad and star.
Mount the piece on to a lighter green cardstock to help the red plaid background pop, then adhere to another patterned paper with a wood design. A frame from the Dollar store Daiso completed this decor project.
I hope you enjoyed this Christmas Panel and other pretty craft projects will result from these ideas. Have a fun, creative filled weekend !