Friday, October 25, 2019

October 2019 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Card - use a Watercolor Resist Technique to create this Beautiful Snowflake Handmade Card

Today's tutorial focuses on using up those extra pieces you have from your October 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit - Winter Woods! After making some really fun alternative cards with this kit from Stampin Up I had some extra pieces that weren't used. This handmade card was inspired by those pieces. I also show you how to create a heat emboss resist with a watercolor background to create a beautiful snowflake sky. I hope you give it a try.

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It is Paper Pumpkin Week here on CreativeChelsey. Check out my other tutorials at these links.
Monday - Turn the original card into a Shaker Card -
Tuesday - Two Beautiful Alternative Cards -
Wednesday - Turn the Snowflake Stamp into Autumn Leaves -
Thursday -
Friday -

Here are the dimensions and pieces you will need to create these cards:
Gray Granite Cardstock card base 5.5" x 8.5" scored at 4.25"
Poppy Parade Cardstock 3" x 3/75"
Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper 3.5" x 5"
20" White Bakers Twine

Here is a list of the supplies I used to make the cards:
Gray Granite Cardstock 146983 $8.75
Poppy Parade Cardstock 119793 $8.75
Poppy Parade Ink Refill 119791 $3.75
Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper 149612 $9.00
White Bakers Twine 124262 $3.50
Night of Navy Ink Pad 147110 $7.50
VersaMark Ink Pad 102283 $9.50
Shimmer White Embossing Powder 149511 $6.00
Heat Tool 129053 $30.00
Embossing Buddy 103083 $6.00
Aqua Painter 103954 $17.00
Shimmery Crystal Effects 150892 $5.00
Stamparatus 146276 $49.00
Simply Shammy 147042 $8.00
Snail Adhesive 104332 $7.00
Multipurpose Liquid Glue 110755 $4.00
Dimensionals 104430 $4.00
Clear Block D 118485 $8.50
Paper Snips 103579 $10.00
Bone Folder 102300 $7.00
Stampin' Pierce Mat 126199 $5.00
Take Your Pick Tool 144107 $10.00

1- Use the Fluid 100 Watercolor paper and cut it in half to be 3.5" x 5". Rub some embossing buddy onto the front of this paper.
2- With the Snowflake stamp and VersaMark ink. Randomly stamp about 5 snowflakes on the watercolor paper.
3- You may want to add the embossing powder after you stamp each snowflake so you can see where they are.
4- Use a heat tool to heat the embossing powder.
5- I love how the shimmery embossing powder looks. So pretty
6- Use an aqua painter and the Night of Navy ink to create a watercolor wash on the watercolor paper. This will make the snowflakes really stand out. Let dry
7- Add a second layer of Night of Navy ink behind each snowflake so really help them pop from the background.
8- Die 20" White Bakers Twine (watch video below for details):
     Get it wet
     Place inside a ziploc bag.
     Add about 5 drops of color - I used Poppy Parade
     Rub the twine around in the bag to saturate the twine with the color
    Take out of bag with tweezers or a crochet hook.
    Place on a scrap paper and either air dry or use your heat tool.
9- If you would like the snowballs stamped in the background. Use Night of Navy and ink your stamp, then stamp off on a scrap paper, then on to the watercolor paper around the larger snowflakes.
10- Add a piece of Poppy Parade cardstock behind the watercolor paper so just about a 1/8" peeks out on the left and right. Place on the bottom half of the paper about 1/2" away from the bottom of the watercolor paper.
11- Wrap the Bakers Twine around and tie a knot a little to the left of center and about an 1" from the bottom of the Poppy Parade cardstock.
12- Add one of the wood grain strips from the kit above the twine.
13- Cut off one set of tree trunks from the cut-outs from the kit and remove all the branches so you have 2 strips. One large and one small.
14- Make sure the shimmery side is up and glue it with some liquid glue. The small one above the twine and the larger bellow the twine.

Add the center of the card base with liquid glue.
15- Stamp your greeting. I used Winter Wishes from the kit. I didn't want it long and skinny. I wanted it to be in a rectangle shape. (watch video below for details)

Start with the inside scrap paper from the tree cut-outs. Place with the shimmery side up in your Stampapratus.

Place your stamp in the center of your paper.
16-Pick up the stamp with the clear plate and ink with Night of Navy. With washi tape cover the words we don't want to stamp "Wishes"
17- Stamp the "Winter" on to the paper. If you need to repeat this step to get a darker image go ahead.
18- Remove the washi tape. Clean Stamp. Remove from the clear plate and line up the next word "Wishes" just under and to the right of the "Winter"
19- Pick up the stamp with the clear plate, ink, cover "Winter" with washi tape, and stamp.
20- Trim the greeting down with a paper trimmer or use a punch/die to get a cute label. I did about 1/4" around the greeting. The final size was about 1 3/4" x 1 1/2"
21- I used a 1/2" circle punch and cut out all the corners.
22- Adhere the greeting to the right of the knot with dimensionals.
23- Add the last little elements -
     5 snowflakes with the shimmery crystal effects. Add these around the greeting
     1 cardinal with a drop of glue in the right top corner of the greeting, add some shimmery crystal effects all over the cardinal. This will give it some shine and help it pop.
     Untwist the ends of the twine

I have made this video walking you through the steps to make this card.

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