Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Krista Schneider Soft Finish Cardstock

Hot Chocolate Season

October 18, 2018


Hey Friends.  It’s EK, and I am sneaking in today to share a little card project that is hoping for some cooler weather and warmer drinks.  It might be October, but here it is still hot, hot, hot, and I am so ready for sweaters and hot chocolate.  And while there is not a break in the weather in the forecast, Krista’s new stamp collection perfectly evokes what I want it to be like outside.

Step One:  Stamp the squirrel from the new Winter Animals stamp set onto watercolor paper using waterproof black ink.  (see supply list)

Step Two:  Color the image with watercolor markers.

Step Three:  Die cut the squirrel with the matching die from the Winter Animals die set.

Step Four:  Using VersaMark ink, stamp the multi-snowflake background from the Snowflakes stamp set onto watercolor paper.

Step Five:  Coat the watermark ink with clear embossing powder and heat set.

Step Six:  Using Distress Oxide ink in Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans, blend ink into the watercolor paper over the embossed images. Using a paper towel or rag, rub excess ink off the embossed images, then spray with a light water mist and blot off excess.  (Embossed areas will resist the inks and the water.)

Step Seven:  Trim a piece of Soft Sky Soft Finish Cardstock to 12×6 inches.  Score and fold the paper at 6 inches to create a 6″ x 6″ card base.  Adhere the watercolor paper to the card frame using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step Eight:  Trim a piece of 85lb White Soft Finish Cardstock to 1″ x 2.5″; using Cornflower Blue ink, stamp the sentiment from the Cute Winter Sentiments stamp set.  Adhere the sentiment block to the card front using foam tape to add dimension.

Step Nine:  Adhere the squirrel using foam tape.

Thanks for popping in today to check out my bit of a winter wish.  Here’s hoping that Hot Chocolate Season is just around the corner!


Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Stamping Platform (optional)
Archival Ink in Jet Black
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
VersaMark Ink
Clear embossing powder and heat tool

Distress Oxide Ink in Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass
Cornflower Blue Ink
3D adhesive/foam tape

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