Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Wendy Vecchi Warm Wishes Christmas Cards

Hello All! Can you believe it's already December?!! Ugh, I feel so far behind this year for some reason, but at least I have a few Christmas cards made already. Here are two of the same cards using the new Wendy Vecchi Warm Wishes Stamp, Stencil, and Die Set from Ranger. There are sooooo many ways to use this set with all it comes with. It was hard to decide, but I combined a few parts of the set with an oldie but a goodie, the Brickwork Stencil for Art from Wendy and Stamper's Anonymous. Enjoy! 
(Note: I made two cards but will explain steps for making one card.) Cut a piece of White Perfect Cardstock to 3.75 x 4.75 inches. Add Washi Tape to the bottom edge (horizontal). Lay this on the Stay-tion, and lay Basically Bricks Stencil over the area without Washi tape. Secure stencil with magnets. In an empty embossing jar, mix up Tree Branch, Watering Can, and Frosted Crystal Embossing Powders in equal amounts to make your own stone brick look. Shake jar well to mix powders. Ink over the brick stencil heavily with Watering Can Archival Ink with an ink blending tool, and then pour powder mix over. Heat to emboss.  
Ink over the bricks lightly with Tree Branch Archival using an ink blending tool. Ink edges of this with Watering Can Archival. Mount on black cardstock leaving a thin border of black, using two sided tape. Mount this onto Christmas Paper, leaving a thicker border, about 1/4 inch. Finally mount onto the Perfect Cardstock Landscape base. Stamp the sentiment to the lower right corner onto the tape using Jet Black. Set aside.  
Die cut the candle holder lanterns outline using Gold Metallic Kraft Stock, and again with the snowflake acetate sheet. Stamp the candle lanterns stamp on both of these using Jet Black Archival and using the stamp platform as both of these are slick surfaces so the platform will hold things steady. Let the ink dry a few minutes before handling. Stamp the candle lanterns again onto White Perfect Cardstock using Jet Black, and hand cut both candles with flames out. Ink over the candles lightly with Tree Branch, including the flame, and then ink in the inner part of the flame dark with tree Branch using a Detail Blending Tool. Trim the candle holder tops and bottom off of the Gold Kraft Stock, and adhere to the top of the acetate using Glossy Accents. Add Glossy Accents over the candles and then adhere them underneath the acetate matching up the stamped candles on top. Add foam tape to the back of the candle lanterns where is won't be seen. Set aside for now. 
 Using more White Perfect Cardstock, die cut the swag and bow. Ink over the bow in Carnation Red Blendable Dye Ink, and over the swag in Prickly Pear Blendable Dye Ink. Stamp over the bow with the coordinating stamp using Jet Black. Use the Detail Blending Tool to ink in areas of the bow using Red Geranium Blendable Dye Ink. Lay the swag onto the Stay-tion and lay the coordinating stencil over this. Use the magnets to hold in place. Ink over the swag stencil using Peat Moss Blendable Dye Ink very heavily. Ink edges in Peat Moss as well. Use a dark green pen to draw in leaf line centers. Adhere this to the center top of the bricks using foam tape, and the bow in the center of the swag using Perfect Adhesive. 
Back to the candle holder lanterns, add dots of Jingle Bell Liquid Pearls across the tops of the lanterns and on the bottom of the right lantern. Add dots of Twinkle Stickles to the centers of the snowflake sparkles on the acetate. Add dots of Carnation Red Enamel Accents to the swag and the dots of the Washi Tape. Let dry. 
 Die cut two of the large pine branch pieces, two poinsettias, and one pinecone out of White Perfect Cardstock for one card. Leave the die cut pieces inside the cut border for easier stamping. Stamp the coordinating images onto the die cuts using Jet Black. Stamp two pine needles pieces on white cardstock, and cut these out. Using ink blending tools, ink over the poinsettias in Carnation Red Dye Ink, all of the piece pieces in Prickly Pear Dye Ink, and the pinecone in Tree Branch Archival. 
Color in the details of these die cut pieces using permanent markers. I used Pitt Pens. Due to limited room on the card, trim the borders off of each die cut piece so things fit a little better. Ink the edge of each in coordinating inks. To layer the pieces onto the card, start with one pine needle piece. Adhere it to the middle of the card above the tape using Perfect Adhesive. Adhere a pine branch piece to each side of the card right above the tape allowing them to hang over using Perfect Adhesive. Add dots of Carnation Red Enamel Accents to all the pine pieces and let dry a few minutes. Adhere the candle lanterns to the center of the card. The pine needle piece should be seen through the acetate. Add foam tape to the poinsettias and adhere each of them on either side of the lanterns allowing some petals to go behind the lantern. Add foam tape to the remaining pine needle piece and add to the left side of the lanterns. Add foam tape to the pinecone and add it on top of the pine needle piece. Add Tidings Stickles to the centers of the poinsettias, and Enamel Accents to the pine piece. Let dry. 

(Paper Trimmer, Stay-tion, Ink Blending Tool, Heat Tool, Scissors, Stamp Platform, Die Cut Machine, Detail Blending Tool, Two Sided Tape, Foam Tape) 
-Ranger Wendy Vecchi Make Art Perfect Cardstock: Perfect White Panels, Perfect White Landscape Cards 
-Ranger Wendy Vecchi Make Art Washi Tape: Assortment 2 
-Stamper's Anonymous Wendy Vecchi Stencils for Art: Basically Bricks 
-Ranger Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink: Watering Can, Tree Branch 
-Ranger Wendy Vecchi Embossing Powder: Tree Branch, Watering Can 
-Ranger Embossing Powder: Frosted Crystal 
-Ranger Embossing Powder Jar 
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology:  Christmas Paper Stash 2018, Metallic Kraft Stock 
-Ranger Wendy Vecchi Make Art Stamp and Stencil Set: Warm Wishes 
-Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black 
-Ranger Wendy Vecchi Blendable Dye Ink: Prickly Pear, Peat Moss, Carnation Red, Red Geranium 
-Ranger Glossy Accents 
-Ranger Wendy Vecchi Perfect Card Adhesive 
-Ranger Wendy Vecchi Enamel Accents: Carnation Red 
-Ranger Liquid Pearls: Jingle Bells 
-Ranger Stickles: Twinkle, Tidings 
-Faber Castell Pitt Pens 

 I hope to be back soon with another Christmas make. Hope you are ahead with all of yours.  I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. Lovely candlelit glow from these, and that brick wall texture is cool.
    Alison x

  2. I love the bricks. When I first saw it I thought it was a paste. Great use of the embossing powders! Thanks for the tutorial

  3. Such a cozy little card so filled with warmth. I love all the little touches from the brick to the candlelight. I can almost hear the Christmas Carolers singing ๐Ÿ˜„. Simply beautiful. TFS

  4. Very "warm wishes" to you! Thanks for the great ideas.

  5. Anita, those bricks are the star of the show, they look fabulous!! The candles looks beautifully sparkly and the poinsettias and pinecones are just the icing on the cake. Really beautiful! Great tutorial, as always. xxx

  6. I gasped, dear Anita, audibly gasped. Stunning is an understatement here! *Swoon!*

    Autumn Zenith ๐Ÿงก Witchcrafted Life


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