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Christmas Cottage Pail by Debbie Cole

Supplies:R214_SSC1068_pail_DC_800

From Stampendous:
R214 Christmas Cottage
SSC1068 Christmas Wishes Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

Plus:
Americana® Avocado, Country Red, Lamp Black, Light Buttermilk, Light Cinnamon, Light French Grey Blue, Marigold, Plantation Pine, Traditional Burnt Umber, White Wash, & Williamsburg Blue Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Easy Float by DecoArt®
Multi-Purpose Sealer by DecoArt®
DuraClear Matte Varnish by DecoArt®
Paintbrushes
Metal Container
Cosmetics Sponge Wedges
Paper Palette
Bubble Palette
Paper Towel
Sanding Disc
Magic Tape

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the container with sealer, sand, then wipe with dampened cheese cloth. Tape over the brown rims, then basecoat body of the surface with Light Buttermilk. Apply multiple coats until smooth and even. Apply a coat of matte varnish. This will protect the work you have already done plus allow for easy clean-up for the next step.
  2.  Place cottage stamp onto a large acrylic handle. Dampen sponge and remove as much water as possible. Load with Lamp Black. When using paint on stamps it is important that you do not overload the image. Pour a puddle of paint out on the palette. Pounce the sponge into the paint and then on a clean area of the palette. When you look at the bottom of the sponge it should be covered by paint but you should still be able to see the texture of the sponge. Now quickly pounce the loaded sponge over the entire image and stamp it on the surface. If you don’t like what you have stamped simply wipe it off with a wet wipe! Since you already have a coat of varnish on the surface, it will clean up easily. Place a holly stamp onto a small acrylic handle. Stamp randomly around the container.
  3.  Using a bubble palette, place about a dime size drop of Avocado, Country Red, Light Cinnamon, Light French Grey Blue, and Marigold in individual bubbles. Mix one part paint with appx three parts water mixed with Easy Float. Completely mix the paint until it becomes transparent. Using a flat shader brush wash in all the colors referring to the photo for placement.
  4.  Shade each color with full strength paint using a flat brush including the squares. Apply a second shade using Williamsburg Blue in the blue areas, Plantation Pine in the green areas, and Traditional Burnt Umber in the Brown areas. Pull lines of the greens and Marigold to create pine needles. Float Snow White for the snow.
  5.  Allow to cure for 24 hours. Apply multiple coats of matte varnish to protect the tote.

 

Train Postcard by Jennifer Dove

Supplies: R187_JD_800

From Stampendous:

R187 Train Postcard
MG11 Red Micro Glitter

Plus:

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko
White, Red, Silver, & Brown Cardstock
Patterned Paper
Metal Embossing Folder
Gear Embellishments
ZipDry Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Copic Markers YG25, YG95, YG99, B41, B45, C3, E31, E55, E57, E79

Instructions:

1. Color inside of image.
2. Ink or airbrush a second image only on the outside and cut out the center portion.
3. Using foam pop up tape adhere the inked/airbrushed outer part on top of the colored version.
4. Add red micro glitter to the berries.
5. Layer onto red card stock mat. Set aside.
6. Starting with a red 6 x 6 card base add these layers.
7. Brown dot pattern paper layered onto silver card stock and then onto brown card stock.
8. Adhere to the base of card.
9. Add a textured silver layer of card stock to another brown mat.
10. Adhere to the dot pattern paper using foam pop up tape.
11. Adhere the image layers.
12. Add doo-dads and gears to the lower left corner of the image.

Train Postcard by Kristine Reynolds

Supplies: R187_KR_800

From Stampendous:

R187 Train Postcard
EJK01 Red Encrusted Jewel Kit
EP171 Winter Wonderland Embossing Powder
VM001 VersaMark™ Watermark Stamp Pad
VP001 VersaMarker Watermark Pen

Plus:

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko
Cardstock by Core’dinations
Copic Markers – YG63, YG67, B000, G00, C1, C2, C3
Warm water and instant coffe for spray bottle
ZipDry Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

Instructions:

  1. Spray coffee mixture on a white cardstock panel, sprinkle wet panel with additional coffee grounds, and allow to dry.
  2. Stamp image on panel with Memento ink and color the holly, berries, train, and sky with Copic markers.
  3. Color the snow with VersaMarker pen and sprinkle with Winter Wonderland Embossing Powder.
  4. Return excess powder to jar and heat to melt and set powder.
  5. Layer train panel on slightly larger Dark Red panel and then adhere to black cardfront.
  6. Sprinkle Aged Red Embossing enamel, Winter Wonderland and Red Glass Glitter on the card front as shown and heat from underneath until melted.

Train Postcard by Debi Hammons

Supplies: CRS5040_R187_Train Postcard_DH_800

From Stampendous:

R187 Train Postcard
TP113 Red Tinsel Embossing Powder

Plus:

Red, Kraft, and White Cardstock
VersaFine Black Onyx, Sepia Ink by Tsukineko
Colored Pencils
ZipDry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives®
Heat Tool
Craft Sponge

Instructions:

  1. Fold 8 ½” x 5 ½” red cardstock in half to form card base.
  2. Stamp Train Postcard on 5 ¼” x 4” Kraft cardstock. Color just the holly.
  3. Cut out the middle of the oval.
  4. With the VersaMarker draw ink in between the two ovals.
  5. Pour embossing powder over the ink, tap off excess and heat to set.
  6. Sponge edges with Sepia Ink.
  7. Stamp Train Postcard a second time on 5” x 3 ¾” white cardstock.
  8. Color train scene.
  9. Glue to the back of the Kraft cardstock so the ovals line up.
  10. Glue to the card front.

 

Snowy Postcard by Pam Hornschu

Supplies: Snowy Postcard by Pam Hornschu

From Stampendous:

R143 Snowy Postcard
CRS5040 Pinecone Boughs
FREG041 Shabby Green Embossing Enamel
FREG043 Aged Green Embossing Enamel

Plus:

Bazzill Rain Forest, Kraft, Vellum, Tag
Hemptique cord
Nestabilities ovals and scalloped oval dies
Foam mounting tape
Black StazOn

Instructions:

  1. Create 5 X 7 card from kraft cardstock.
  2. Stamp elements from Pinecone Boughs set with black ink.
  3. Apply Versamarker to some pine needles, and emboss with Aged Green.
  4. Apply Versamarker to tips of cones, and emboss with Shabby Green. Sprinkle more randomly over panel and heat from underneath panel.
  5. Die cut oval from panel.
  6. Layer over die cut scallop green panel.
  7. Stamp sentiment on tag, and tie to panels with cord.
  8. Stamp Snowy Postcard on vellum panel. Sprinkle with Shabby Green and heat from underneath.
  9. Adhere vellum panel to card. Place pinecone panel over vellum to frame. Adhere with foam mounting tape.