Hi Everyone! Kristina here. Welcome to Day
6 of the Holiday Card Series for 2014. Today I’m using these dies from Simon Says Stamp.
These are the Village dies. I designed these to be used in a specific way that I am going
to show you today. However there are some other ways you can use these dies. So, I’ve
created a video that is over on the Simon Says Stamp YouTube channel. And if you click
on the link in the top corner right now where it will take you right to that video where you can
see some more ideas on how to use these dies. But for now I’m just going to line them up
on some cardstock here. This is Neenah Solar White 80 lb. And I’m going to tape the down
using some FrogTape. It’s a really low adhesive tape. It’s great for painting and things like
that around your house. But today I’m just having it hold down those dies onto this cardstock.
I will use a couple of different pieces of that tape. And I’ll run it through my Big
Shot Machine just like usual. And then I will very very gently peel this off. I want to
make sure that I don’t tear the paper or tear any of the die cutting I’ve already done.
So, all those little windows on the houses need to be popped out. So I’m going to use
a Tim Holtz Craft Pick and just poke those out. They die cut beautifully but they’re
still stuck in the paper. So I just poked them out. And now I’m going to be cutting
in between the houses and also on the edge of the card stock. So I’m using a pencil to draw in those connecting
points just to make sure I have a good idea of where I’m going to be cutting with my craft knife. And
then I’ll take a craft knife and just connect all of those pieces of die cuts and this is
going to make it so all of the houses are all in one piece and it creates one big silhouette.
So it just pulls away from that card stock there. And now I have this full die cut that
I’m going to use. I’m going to be water coloring behind the die cut. Creating a very colorful
sky scene. So I’m just taping down my watercolor paper. This is 5×7 Strathmore water color
paper. Taped that to a board and now I’m wetting it down with some water and I’ll be adding
some color. So I’m going to speed up the video and add some music. some music. So after the watercolor piece is completely
dry I peeled off all of that tape and trimmed it down and I just wanted to get an idea of
what it would look like with that die cut, so I just placed it on top to get an idea.
And I’m going to be using The Peace on Earth stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. This is another
one that I designed. I’m going to use the Peace on Earth greeting on the top corner.
And in order to prep my watercolor paper I put down some EK Success Powder Tool and then
I stamped the Peace on Earth greeting in VersaMark Ink. That village scene is just placed there
so I can get some good spacing and then I’ll remove that village scene while I do the embossing.
So I’m sprinkling on some Hero Arts White Embossing Powder tapping off the excess. And
then heat setting that with my heat tool until it is completely melted. The card base I’m
using today is 110 lb Neenah Solar White. I’m using that cardstock in particular because
I want the whites to match the white of the village scene also the white of the card base.
I scored at 4.25 so it would create a landscape top folding card. Then I took my craft sheet
and put my water color piece down and taped it down. And then also tapped the Simon
Says Stamp Falling Snow Stencil. I’m going to be using some embossing paste on this today.
And I wanted to do the embossed greeting before I added the embossing paste so that I could
sort of move around that greeting area and not put any of the snowflakes on top of the greeting.
So, I’m making sure that I go around these edges really carefully. I want to make sure
I don’t get any embossing powder on top of that Peace on Earth greeting. So I put that
all around and I’ll be scrapping off the excess and putting it back in the jar. Embossing
paste does start to dry pretty quickly so you do want to work pretty quickly as you’re
adding it to your project. But it doesn’t dry to quickly that you can’t scrap off the
excess and put it back into the jar. So I peeled off that mask and I’m left with this
really pretty snow scene around the greeting. I think this sort of looks like northern lights
you know if you were up in Alaska or anything like that. It looks really pretty with all
of those colors. So while the embossing paste is drying I adhered some foam tape to the
back of the village piece. I also trimmed down the water color piece a little bit more
and rounded the top corners with a 1/2 inch corner rounder using We R Memory Keepers Corner
Chomper. I adhered that down to the card base and then I peeled off the backing of that
foam tape and placed village scene on top. As you adhere the village scene down you can
move those trees around a little bit to make sure they are standing up straight so if they
don’t stay in place when you’re die cutting you can move those just a little bit. And
that finishes the card for today. Hope you guys enjoyed. I will be back on Monday for
Day 7 of the Holiday Card Series. Until then thanks for watching. Once again thank you so much for watching
today’s video and for watching the Holiday Card Series. This was Day 6 and I have 5 more
videos for you to check out and they are all Day 6 videos from the previous years of The
Holiday Card Series. So please check any of those out if you’d like. And like I said before
I will be back on Monday with Day 7 of The Holiday Card Series. Until then you can check
me out on my blog at kwernerdesign.com. You can also hit that subscribe button on the
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Thanks for watching and I’ll catch you guys next time.