Krista Schneider

Winter Animals Christmas

December 24, 2018

Hi Crafty Friends,

It’s Frances Byrne here today with another tutorial to share with you. It’s Christmas Eve … Santa will be coming tonight and I hope he brings you all something nice. For my tutorial today I have another Christmas card to share using a couple of the Krista Schneider stamp sets. (This is a fun card for last minute mailing, you could get a head start on next year’s cards, or simply skip the “Merry Christmas” sentiment and the card is suitable all through the winter…)

Here is how I created my card:

Step 1 – 

  • Using the second largest rectangle die from the Dashing Rectangles die set, cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock.
  • Using the smallest circle die from the Fitted Circles die set, cut three circle openings (windows) in the white rectangle panel. Tip: To work out the placement of the circles prior to die cutting, die cut some circles from sticky notes and create a layout. When happy with the placement, use the circle die to cut the three openings.

Step 2 – 

  • Using VersaMark ink and the snowflake group from the Snowflakes Clear Stamp set, stamp the image all over the cardstock. Cover the image with White Embossing Powder and heat set with a heat tool.
  • Using Distress Oxide inks in Warm Lipstick, Abandoned Coral, Candied Apple and Festive Berries, apply the inks all over the rectangle panel to create an ombre look.
  • Remove excess ink from embossed snowflakes using a tissue or paper towel.

Step 3 – 

  • Die cut another rectangle panel from White Soft Finish Cardstock using the same die as used in step 1.
  • Lay the decorated snowflake panel over the rectangle as a guide so you know where to sponge Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink. Keep applying ink and re-positioning the snowflake panel until you are happy with the amount of ink on the rectangle.
  • Place a small amount of white paint onto an acrylic block or non-stick craft sheet and dilute with a bit of water. Load a paint brush with the watery paint and then splatter this over the blue ink on the rectangle panel by tapping the tip of the paintbrush with your finger. Allow paint to dry.

Step 4 – 

  • Stamp each of the animals from the Winter Animals Clear Stamp set onto white cardstock using black ink.
  • Die cut animals using coordinating dies.
  • Color images as desired.
  • Optional – Add details to animals using White Gel Pen and Black Glaze Pen. (Glaze ink is perfect for shiny, dimensional eyes, noses, or beaks!)

Step 5 – 

  • Apply foam tape to the back of the snowflake panel and adhere to the white rectangle panel.
  • Add foam to the top portion of the animals only and position them so they’re coming out of the circles as shown.

Step 6 – 

  • Using VersaMark Ink, stamp the “Merry Christmas” sentiment from the Classic Christmas Clear Stamp set onto a piece of green cardstock. Cover the ink with white embossing powder and heat emboss.
  • Trim around the sentiment to create a rectangle and attach to bottom left hand corner of card.

Step 7 –

  • Cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock so it measures 4 1/4 inches x 11 inches. Score along the long side at 5 1/2 inches and fold to create a top-folding card base.
  • Adhere snowflake panel to the front of the card base.

Step 8 – 

  • Stamp the sentiment “Tis the Season” to the inside of the card using black ink.
  • Randomly stamp snowflakes around the sentiment using red ink.
  • Adhere the remaining Winter Animal to the bottom right corner.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.

Elizabeth Craft Designs:


Cardstock – Green

Black Ink

VersaMark Ink

Distress Oxide Inks – Warm Lipstick, Abandoned Coral, Candied Apple, Festive Berries, Tumbled Glass

Picket Fence Distress Paint

Distress Sprayer

White Embossing Powder

Heat Tool

Blending Tools

White Gel Pen

Black Glaze Pen


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  • Judi kauffman December 24, 2018 at 6:54 am

    This project starts my day off with a grin! Love the windows.

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