A Christmas That's Hard to Resist*
©2010 Wanda Hentges
from the online class on Quietfire
Creations, November 16, 2010
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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.
- 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!
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.
A Friend is a Present
- Basic technique (see above) - stamp with Versamark,
sponge with bundled sage, pine needles.
- After buffing, flick with water, blot and dry. Cut edges
with deckle scissors and edge with gold Krylon.
- 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.
- 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.
- Color 4mm ribbon with gold acrylic paint, dry and tie on
- Attach ornament to background taping ribbon to the back,
layer to folded red card.
Glory to God in the
- Basic technique (see above) - stamping with Ranger,
sponging with chipped sapphire and brushed corduroy.
- After buffing background, flick with water, blot and dry.
- Stamp star and emboss with white embossing powder.
- Stamp scripture with black ink.
- Lightly sponge white acrylic paint around edges.
- Cut townscape from black cardstock, glue to bottom edge
of background. Mount to black and then blue cardstock.
- Color in windows with white gel pen, let dry completely,
lightly sponge over white gel with weathered wood to tone
This is one ornament, 2 sides!
- Basic technique (see above) - 2nd tag stamped with
Versamark, others with Ranger...
- 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.
- tags 1-3 -- after buffing, flick with water, blot and dry
- 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
- Basic technique (see above) - stamping with versamark,
sponging with victorian velvet, dusty concord, forest moss
- After buffing, flick with water, blot and dry.
- Stamp quote with black ink.
- Die cut tree, ink with peeled paint and brushed corduroy,
flick with water, blot and dry. Add liquid pearls and glitter
- 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.