Hey Procraftinators! As I said in my first Christmas series video & blog post, I have 2 more cards to share with you from the Tonic Craft Kit #26 kit.
The first card, I started by cutting the pocket die that corresponds to the ornament I was going to use in the front of the card base. This die is included in the kit. Next, I ink blended Distress Oxides in Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire, & Blueprint Sketch. Next, I splattered my background with water to get that classic oxidized look. After that, I misted the background with the Silver Smoke Mini Mica Mist that was included in the kit. Oh all the shimmer! I wish the camera did it justice.
Next, I took the snowflake stamps and stamped them all over the background with Versamark ink and covered them with the Ranger Holographic Embossing powder that I used in the last video on a previous card. I attached my card front with scor tape. One thing to note here. Remember to put adhesive on the little circle part above the cut line. I forgot on this one. But don't put adhesive too close underneath the cut line. I did and it made it hard to get the ornament in the little pocket. If you don't have this kit, but do have ornament dies and you want to make something similar. This could easily be achieved with partial die cutting & some circle dies. So, give it a try!
Next, I stamped my sentiment, Jingle All the Way, in Chipped Sapphire Distress oxide ink. Interesting thing to note here. This was the only stamp in this kit that did not have a die. I was a bit miffed by this. I am absolutely terrible at fussy cutting. So, I decided to use a Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Stitched Rectangle Die to cut this out. Then I inked the edges with Blue Print Sketch and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide to make it so it wasn't so stark white against my card. Again, I wish the camera did that sparkle justice. That holographic embossing powder is gorgeous!
This last card, I started by ink blending distress inks in Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, & Blueprint Sketch. I started this ink blending from the center and moved out. I also used the Blue Topaz Glitter Paste, which was included in the kit and a Tim Holtz Polka Dot stencil to stencil in a diagonal fashion across the front of my card. I stamped the sentiment Joy to the World, which is included in the kit, in Distress Oxide in Mermaid Lagoon. I then attached the card front to the card base. Again, take note of where you put your adhesive, like I said in the card before this one. I followed my own advice and it was still a bit tight. I found sticking a bone folder in the pocket helped loosen things up.
I decided to pop my sentiment up on foam tape on this one, but do make sure that your sentiment isn't large, if you are going to do this or it may impede sliding the ornament in and out of the pocket.
I hope you enjoyed the second part in my Christmas card series. I hope to chat with you in the comments below! Have a great day!
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