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A Christmas That's Hard to Resist*

©2010 Wanda Hentges

from the online class on Quietfire Creations, November 16, 2010

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Basic Technique


I LOVE resist!!! There are many, MANY different ways to "resist". What we are doing in this class is not new, but it is very quick and easy... a definite plus when trying to get our Christmas cards done.

The basic technique - stamp on Glossy Cardstock with either Versamark Ink (which is a resist ink) or Ranger's Resist/Watermark ink... let that dry or use your heat tool... sponge over it with dye ink blending colors as you go... buff off extra ink with a paper towel or cloth... tada, fabulous background!

For the two pieces in this picture I used the same glossy paper, the same stamp, the same ink for sponging (Distress Ink victorian velvel and dusty concord)... BUT the left was stamped with Versamark and the right was stamped with Ranger's Resist. Knowing this you can choose your ink according to how bright you want your resist to be.

Basic Technique Supplies:


A Friend is a Present Card


  1. Basic technique (see above) - stamp with Versamark, sponge with bundled sage, pine needles.
  2. After buffing, flick with water, blot and dry. Cut edges with deckle scissors and edge with gold Krylon.
  3. Cut ornament from glossy cardstock using Spellbinders ornament and oval dies. Add color with alcohol inks, gold mixative, and blending solution. Edge both the outside and inside with gold Krylon. Use finger to spread Distress Stickles rock candy over ornament. Add gold eyelet to top.
  4. On a scrap of white cardstock stamp BfF and then sponge on bundled sage and pine needles leaving it lighter in the center. Cut to fit behind opening in ornament. Press on Versamark ink and emboss with clear powder adding a second layer of powder while still warm and melting again. Attach behind ornament.
  5. Color 4mm ribbon with gold acrylic paint, dry and tie on ornament.
  6. Attach ornament to background taping ribbon to the back, layer to folded red card.

Glory to God in the Highest Card


  1. Basic technique (see above) - stamping with Ranger, sponging with chipped sapphire and brushed corduroy.
  2. After buffing background, flick with water, blot and dry.
  3. Stamp star and emboss with white embossing powder.
  4. Stamp scripture with black ink.
  5. Lightly sponge white acrylic paint around edges.
  6. Cut townscape from black cardstock, glue to bottom edge of background. Mount to black and then blue cardstock.
  7. Color in windows with white gel pen, let dry completely, lightly sponge over white gel with weathered wood to tone it down.


This is one ornament, 2 sides!


1st Side of Ornament.

  1. Apply a tape sheet to both sides of a piece of chipboard large enough to cut ornament.
  2. Apply glossy cardstock to both sides. Cut using the ornament die.
  3. Basic technique - stamping with Versmark, sponging with dusty concord and chipped sapphire.
  4. After buffing, flick with water, blot and dry. Stamp Blessed is the season with Versamark and emboss with black powder. Add details with white gel pen.

2nd Side of Ornament.

  1. Basic technique (see above) - stamping with Ranger, sponging with fired brick, peeled paint, and forest moss.
  2. After buffing, flick with water, blot and dry. Stamp noel with Versamark ink and emboss with black powder.
  3. Color in noel with gold gel pen. Color both sides of "top" and edges with gold Krylon. Add gold metallic bow to both sides.



  1. Basic technique (see above) - 2nd tag stamped with Versamark, others with Ranger...
  2. Inks -
    1st tag -- peeled paint, pine needles
    2nd tag -- broken china, faded jeans, chipped sapphire
    3rd tag -- chipped sapphire, dusty concord -
    4th tag -- crushed olive, forest moss.
  3. tags 1-3 -- after buffing, flick with water, blot and dry
  4. tag 4 -- flick with water and dry (no blotting - this leaves a ring around the light spots).

*Tag 1 -- stamp extra tree with pine needles on regular white cardstock, cut out. Lay two strips of tissue tape side-by-side on tag, mask off rest of tag and color tape with fired brick, edge tag with gold Krylon, add tree and gold star brad over tape, color ribbon with peeled paint.

*Tag 2 -- Punch 3/4" circle from a scrap of cardstock, create a rosette (flower) using tissue tape (work your way around the circle pleating tape as you go starting closer to the edge and working toward the center. Add glue behind tape here and there if needed. Mix Perfect Pearls powder in a mini mister with water and spray rosette well, dry. Cut little circles off disk with Tim Holtz scissors. Stamp one snowflake on a scrap of regular cardstock with faded jeans, dry. Punch out snowflake with 1/2" punch. Glue into disk with clear glue and also cover snowflake with clear glue. Let dry completely. Add "stitching" around tag with black pen. Ribbon is not colored.

*Tag 3 -- Edge tag with Gold Krylon Leafing Pen. Stamp large flourished star on white cardstock with Versamark ink and emboss with gold. Cut out with Spellbinders scalloped oval die. Sponge edges with chipped sapphire. Add gold mesh ribbon and star piece to tag. Color ribbon with dusty concord.

*Tag 4 -- Add line around tag with white gel pen and dots with black pen. Stamp both mittens on a scrap of white cardstock with fired brick, cut out. Pierce hole in each mitten and add red floss, tie a knot and tape to back of mittens. Attach to tag adding gold brad as shown. Layer tag to green and then red cardstock. Ribbon is colored with fired brick.

Here and There Card


  1. Basic technique (see above) - stamping with versamark, sponging with victorian velvet, dusty concord, forest moss
  2. After buffing, flick with water, blot and dry.
  3. Stamp quote with black ink.
  4. Die cut tree, ink with peeled paint and brushed corduroy, flick with water, blot and dry. Add liquid pearls and glitter to branches.
  5. Tear two pieces of white cardstock. Use clear glue to add glitter to both pieces (the piece behind the tree only needs glitter on the top half). Glue to background placing the trunk of the tree between layers. Layer to folded green card.


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