Christmas DL Card

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This card was made using Phills DL Christmas Collage stamps, Christmas Verse and Sentiment Duo. Our Crafter’s chose to use either snowflake dies or poinsettia dies on their cards.

Our main sample card uses faded jeans and peacock feathers distress oxide ink colours, but as always we have included samples made with other colour ways.

The Full Card

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Stage 1 – cut out all the layers and die cut pieces needed as follows:

  • Base Card – 21cm x14.5cm
  • Inked Layer – 20.5cm x 14cm
  • Stamped Layer – 19cm x 9cm
  • Embossed Layer – 19cm x 4cm (two pieces)
  • Inked Layer Inside – 14.5cm x 2cm (two pieces)
  • Inside Verse Layer – 10cm x 11cm
  • Die Cuts
    • Snowflakes or Poinsettias/Holly

Stage 2 – ink the background layer with your two chosen colours of distress oxides.

Stage 3 – colour the snowflakes or poinsettia die cuts. We have made our snowflakes shiny by pressing them into perfect medium and covering with clear embossing powder then heat.

Stage 4 – choose a DL Collage stamp and ink up with two distress inks colours. Press very firmly to ensure even coverage or use a stamping platform. Some of our Crafter’s then covered the image with clear embossing powder and heat set.

Stage 5 – ink the stamp again and stamp the two inside strips.

Stage 6 – choose a Christmas Verse stamp and ink with your two colours.

Stage 7 – assemble the layers, lifting the embossed layers with foam tape. add glitter where you wish and either pearls or pearl PVA in the centres.

Other colour samples

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DL Stamps and Shimmer Shakers

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This card is made using Phills DL Collage Stamps, 8×8 Stencils, Clear Texture Paste and Shimmer Shakers.  The dies we have used are Sue Wilson’s Mosaic Bauble Background, Delicate Daisies and Splendid Swirls.

The Full Card

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Uses Ice Blue, Warm Copper and Sparkle Snow Shimmer Shakers. Tumbled Glass and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Inks. Diamond Trails Stencil. Masculine Paraphernalia Stamp.

Stage 1 – Cut out all the layers and die cut shapes needed as below:

  • Base Card – 21cm x 18cm
  • Layer 1 – 20.5cm x 17.5cm (colour)
  • Layer 2 – 20cm x 17cm (stencil)
  • Die Cuts:
    • Mosaic Bauble (Full Rectangle Frame, Plain Outer Frame, Mosaic Outer Frame, middle rectangle)
    • Delicate Daisies
    • Splendid Swirl

Stage 2 – choose an 8×8 stencil and two coordinating Shimmer Shakers. Apply the clear texture paste through the stencil and tap over the shimmer shakers whilst the stencil is still in place. Remove the stencil and add more shaker if needed. Set aside to dry.

Stage 3 – use the same two shimmer shakers and colour the plain outer frame and delicate daisies. Set aside to dry

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Stage 4 – choose a DL Collage stamp and two coordinating Distress Oxide Ink Pads and stamp the middle rectangle piece

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Stage 5 – assemble all layers using foam tape where you wish and glitter

Card Samples

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Pretty Border Card

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Here is another beautiful card made by crafters at our regular workshops.

It uses Phills new DL Collage stamps or Sentiment Clouds, with a pretty embossed border and a delicious spattering of flowers!

Stage 1 – cut out all the layers and die cut pieces needed as below:

  • Base Card – 21 x 14.5 cm
  • Layer 1 – 20.5 x 14 cm (inked)
  • Layer 2 – 20 x 13.5cm (stamped)
  • Layer 3 – 19 x 10 (embossed)
  • Sue Wilson Dies:
    • Pierced Flags
    • Delicate Daisies
    • Camellia

Stage 2 – choose 2 coordinating ink colours. On our main card we have used Faded Jeans and Evergreen Bough Distress Oxides. Ink the edges of the 1st layer about 1 cm in. Then ink the larger pierced flag.

Stage 3 – using the same 2 ink colours, stamp your chosen image onto layer 2. To do this we applied both inks to the stamp and stamped the image in the middle of the card layer first, then stamped above/below to fill in the spaces.

TIP – some of the DL Collage stamps are vertical stamps, so make sure you line the image up and fill in top and bottom. Make sure you re-ink every time. This card looks fab in Landscape too! (See slideshow below)

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Stage 3 – colour your flowers! We have used a couple of methods on the flowers in the main sample.

  • One uses Phills new Shimmer Shakers with 2 coordinating colours.
  • The other is done with ink and water. This lightens the ink colour first, so that the same colour can be stamped over and seen. To do this stamped the ink pad directly onto a blending mat to add colour. Then spritz with a little water and run the flower into the colour. Leave to to dry and stamp your image over.

Stage 4 – stamp your chosen sentiment onto the pierced flag. On the main sample card we have the Chalkboard Stamps.

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Stage 5 – assemble the first two layers. To create the pretty embossed border, hold this layer over the card and decide how much of the image you want to see. Then tear the embossed layer carefully from top to bottom with some wavy edges to add interest. Lift with foam tape on your card.

TIP – you could ink the edges of the embossed layer if you wish

Stage 6 – shape your flowers, add to your card and add glitter, pearls or pearl PVA as you wish!

Card Samples

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Oxide and Tag Card

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Here is a lovely card made at our regular workshops.  It is uses the ever versatile Distress Oxide ink pads, DL Collage Stamps, Sentiment Cloud Stamps and a selection of background stamps.

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Stage 1 – cut all the layers and die cut pieces needed as below:

  • Base Card – A5
  • Layer 1 – 20.5 x 14 – Inked
  • Layer 2 – 20 x 13.5 – Plain
  • Layer 3 – 19.5 x 13 – background
  • Pierced Flag
  • Pierced Tag
  • Petite Butterflies

Stage 2 – choose 3 co-ordinating oxide colours. Using a smoothie apply the 3 colours to the background layer, working from the outside inwards until all the card is coloured.  Colour the edges of the 1st layer with the same 3 inks.  On our main sample card we have used Cracked Pistachio, Seedless Preserves and Broken China.

TIP – take off all the excess colour, so that this layer is more subtle.

Stage 3 – using the same 3 ink colours stamp up the background layer with the following each in a different colour:

  • Sentiment cloud
  • Background Stamp
  • Splat or DL Collage Stamp

Stage 4 – using the same 3 ink colours stamp up the pierced tags, working with 1 tag at a time.  On our main sample card with have also used Clear Embossing Powder over the top of the Oxide Inks to add extra shine.

Stage 5 – stamp you chosen sentiment onto the pierced flag.  Again we have used Clear Embossing Powder

Stage 6 – layer up your card, using foam tape to lift the 3 tags up.  Glitter the edges of the tags and flag with Twinkles Glitter Glue and add the 3 butterflies.  We have also added some seam binding or twine to our tags.

The Full Card

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Texture Paste, Stencil and DL stamps

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Here is a Card made by crafters at our regular workshops.  It uses Phills new 8×8 Stencils with glittery Sparkle Texture Paste! It also features his gorgeous DL Collage stamps with three different colours of embossing powders.

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Stage 1 – cut out all the layers and die cut pieces needed as below:

  • Card Base- 18x18cm
  • Layer 1 – 17x17cm coloured/Texture Paste
  • Layer 2 – 14 x 14 plain
  • Layer 3 – 13.5 x 13.5 colour
  • Layer 4 – 12.5 x 12.5 plain
  • Layer 5 – 11.5 x 11.5 colour/embossed
  • Maggie Die and Topper
  • Oak Leaf Swag
  • Succulent Garden

Stage 2 – choose your 8×8 stencil and 2 or 3 sparkle texture paste colours. Our main card uses the Summer Meadow stencil and platinum, new gold and copper sparkle texture paste. Tape down the stencil over the card layer and apply the texture paste, using smooth strokes in the same direction. Set aside to dry.

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TIP – Be careful to wipe your spatula when you change colours or blend so as not to contaminate the other pots.

Stage 3 – choose your DL Collage stamp and co-ordinating detail embossing powder to use on the top layer. Wipe with an anti static dust bag. You need to tackle this layer in two halves! Apply perfect medium to the stamp and stamp the image on one half. Apply the detail embossing powder one colour at a time in separate areas. When all three colours are applied use a heat gun to set. Repeat on other half.

TIP – make sure you apply the embossing powder one at a time and tip the excess powder back into the pot after each colour!

Stage 4 – if you wish to stamp your flowers use the same method above with the anti static bag etc. Work with a couple of flowers at a time to apply the embossing powder. Choose your sentiment for the topper.

TIP – you can apply the embossing powder to all the flowers first and then heat them all at once

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Stage 5 – apply the layers, using foam tape where you wish. Shape the flowers and assemble!

The Full Card

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DL Stamps, Pixies & Hexagons

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Here is a card made at our regular workshops using Phills new DL collage stamps, pixie powders and Sue Wilson Bella die.  It also features the ever versatile Camellia Flower die and the Essential Sentiments Set.

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Stage 1 – Cut out all the layers and die cut pieces needed as below:

  • Layers:
    • Card Blank – 21cm x 21cm
    • Plain Layer – 19cm x 19cm
    • Inked Layer – 18.5cm x 18.5cm
  • Die Cuts:
    • Sue Wilson Pierced Flags
    • Sue Wilson Camellia Flower
    • Sue Wilson Bella Die
    • Sue Wilson Stitched Octagon for layers in centre of Bella Die
    • Sue Wilson Magical Butterflies

Stage 2 – Select your chosen Pixie Powder Colour/s.  Our main sample card uses just Ancient Copper, but a mixture of colours looks just as fab!

(Phill’s new Shimmer Shakers would be fabulous on this card as the colours are more intense)

Arrange the die cuts onto a piece of kitchen roll on top of a blending mat. Tap the powders onto all the flowers, the largest pierced flag, both butterflies and the smallest Octagon.  Spray with water to disperse the powder and leave to dry.

Stage 3 – Select your chosen DL Collage Stamp. (Our sample card uses the Grungetangled DL Stamp and Black Soot Distress Oxide).  Ink up the stamp so that only the middle section is covered, taking care not to leave a hard line across the stamp.  Stamp the image onto the right hand side of the card layer, a little away from the edges.

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Stage 4 – Select a different DL Collage Stamp, an A6 Rubber Background Stamp or a small stamp.  The main sample card uses one of the Splats from the Splatterlicious Textures Stamp Set.

Stamp around the edges of the card layer, taking care not to overload the card as it will look too busy.  We have also added the stamp onto the Pixie Octagon.

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Stage 5 – Select your chosen sentiment from the new ‘Essential Sentiments’ Stamp Set and stamp onto the smallest flag.

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Stage 6 – Shape your flowers and assemble the card! Use Foam Tape where you wish to add dimension.

You can add pearls and glitter if you wish.

The Full Card in different colour ways…

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