A2 Embossing Folder, A6 Card, Alcohol Ink Applicator, Blending Solution, Buttons, Cards, Christmas Card, Cuttlebug, Fiskars High-density Pigment Ink, Inkadinkado Pigment Ink, Kraft Glassine, Ribbon, Season's Greetings, Snowflakes, Stickles, Terrifically Tacky Tape, Tsukineko Alcohol Ink, Tsukineko Dye Ink, Tsukineko Pigment Ink
Going into this project, I knew that I wanted to use my new Cuttlebug machine. I began the cards by embossing pieces of Kraft Glassine with the Snowflakes embossing folder. A few drops of Teal Tsukineko alcohol ink & blending solution were added to the felt pad of an alcohol ink applicator & lightly spread on the Kraft Glassine. Moonlight White pigment ink (Tsukineko Brilliance Dew Drop) was tapped over the embossed snowflakes to soften the blue. The Kraft Glassine was glued to the front of the card using Glossy Accents. All of the buttons were glued to the card with Glossy Accents. Crystal Stickles were added to a few snowflakes & along the edge of the card for a finishing touch.
To make the icicles: draw a line of Stickles along the edge of the Kraft Glassine [Picture 1]. Next, drag the tip of a toothpick through the Stickles & pull toward the edge of the card [Picture 2]. Make the icicles a variety of lengths for a more authentic look. If you need, more Stickles can be added for longer or wider icicles.
TIP: If you use Tim Holtz Distress Stickles, you can speed up the drying time with a heat gun. Do not use a heat gun with any other type of Stickles!
Here’s the finished card on my bookshelf. As you can see, we have a somewhat eclectic movie collection.
Unfortunately, my variety pack of white buttons began running low after six or seven cards. I had embossed & inked enough pieces of Kraft Glassine to make a dozen cards, so it was obviously time to switch it up.
For the second style of holiday cards, I cut each piece of Kraft Glassine in half & trimmed the top piece to make room for my ‘Season’s Greetings’ stamp. I had blue ribbon in my stash that matched. Pieces of ribbon were attached to one side of each piece of Kraft Glassine with Terrifically Tacky Tape. The Kraft Glassine pieces were glued to the card with Glossy Accents (blue ribbon toward the outer edge). The sentiment was stamped in blue or black pigment ink. Iridescent embossing powder was used over both the blue & black ink.
I hope you enjoyed my quick holiday cards. Here’s a list of the supplies I used for this project, just in case you’re curious.
- Snowflakes Embossing Folder
- Tim Holtz Idea-ology Kraft Glassine
- 10/Teal Tsukineko Alcohol Ink
- Alcohol Ink Blending Solution
- Alcohol Ink Applicator
- Moonlight White Tsukineko Brilliance Dew Drop
- Crystal Stickles
- Variety of White Buttons
- Glossy Accents
- White Cardstock (A6 cards)
- Blue Ribbon
- Terrifically Tacky Tape
- Tim Holtz Non-stick Micro Serrated Scissors
- ‘Season’s Greetings’ or other holiday stamp
- Blue Fiskars High-density Pigment Ink
- Black Inkadinkado Pigment Ink
- Iridescent Embossing Powder
- Embossing Heat Gun