A Very Merry Christmas by Laura Volpes
A Very Merry Christmas by Laura Volpes

A Very Merry Christmas by Laura Volpes

By: Ranger |

Cards | Holiday | Wendy Vecchi MAKE ART

Create lanterns for Christmas cards that shine bright with this technique by Laura Volpes. In this tutorial, learn how to use the Wendy Vecchi Blendable Dye Inks with the Warm Wishes Stamp, Die, Stencil to create a beautiful card to send this season.

Instructions

A Very Merry Christmas Step 11

Step 1:  Stamp images from the Warm Wishes stamp set on Tim Holtz Distress® Watercolor Cardstock. Use Archival Ink in Jet Black and watercolor them using Wendy Vecchi Blendable Dye Inks. The colors used for this project are the following:  Potting Soil, Watering Can, Garden Patina, Sunflower, Tiger Lily, Red Geranium, Carnation Red, Fern Green and Prickly Pear.

Once the images are dry, die cut them with the coordinating dies.

 

 

A Very Merry Christmas Step 2

Step 2:  Cut some Wendy Vecchi Perfect White Cardstock to 5x3.75". Create a spotlight by blending  Wendy Vecchi Blendable Dye Inks in Tiger Lily and Sunflower. Use Distress® Blending Brushes for a softer result.

 

 

A Very Merry Christmas Step 3

Step 3: Stamp your sentiment with Jet Black Archival Ink. For accurate postitioning, use the Perfect Stamp Positioner Set and the Perfect Stamp Block as follows.
Mount your sentiment stamp on the Perfect Stamp Block. Stamp the sentiment on the thin acrylic panel in the Perfect Stamp Positioner Set. Do not remove or reposition the stamp on your Perfect Stamp Block.

 

 

A Very Merry Christmas Step 4

Step 4: Place your card front on the Wendy Vecchi Make Art Staytion and hold it in place with the magnets. Determine where you want your sentiment to be, using the acrylic panel with the stamped greeting as a guide. Use the L-shaped magnetic ruler in the Perfect Stamp Positioner Set and tuck it against the corner of your acrylic panel.

 

 

A Very Merry Christmas Step 5

Step 5:  Remove the acrylic panel. Grab your Perfect Stamp Block with your sentiment stamp still mounted and stamp your greeting. Use the L-shaped magnetic ruler as a guide for your stamping.

 

 

A Very Merry Christmas Step 6

Step 6:  Complete your sentiment and adhere the images so that the candles are aligned with the ink blended area on the card front.

 

 

A Very Merry Christmas Step 7

Step 7:  Mount the panel on a Vecchi Perfect Cardstock Grey card base. Embellish the card with Wendy Vecchi Liquid Pearls in the color Carnation Red. Use tools in the Perfect Stylus Set to get perfectly rounded dots every time.

 

 

 

 


  • Betty Cotton on

    Thanks…always happy to learn from others….been doing this for five years….creations from others inspire. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  • Betty Cotton on

    Thanks…always happy to learn from others….been doing this for five years….creations from others inspire. Merry Christmas to you and your family.


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