Thursday, August 20, 2015

Xyron/Craftwell Tutorial Christmas is coming...

Before you know it the Holiday season will be upon us.  With Xyron and Craftwell you can put together these fantastic holiday cards in a snap. 

I was inspired to make this project after watching Jennifer McGuire's video showing this really fun technique:  Faux Textured Metal Paper. I have recapped the technique below along with adding a bit of my own stlyle as well. 

Xyron Products Used: 
Xyron Creative Station, Xyron 9” Permanent Adhesive Cartridge, Xyron 1.5” Create-a-Sticker

Other Products Used:
Craftwell Embossing Folder, Neenah Solar White Card Stock, Ranger Distress ink:Mermaid Lagoon, Broken China, Festive Berries, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Ranger Perfect Pearls: Perfect Pearl, Turquoise, Pewter, Masking Tape, Ranger Non-Stick Craft Mat, Tim Holtz Thin-lits Holiday, Versamark Ink, Ranger Embossing Glitter: Rainbow Sparkle, Ranger Mini Blending Tool/Foam

Step-By-Step Instructions

Cut a piece of white card stock to 4.25” x 5.5”- mask off side with masking tape (1/2in) lining tape right up to edge of card stock. 

Using a blending tool ink the inside area with first shade of Distress ink. 

Add one or more shades of Distress to blend.

Apply a small amount of Perfect Pearls to the inked area with the large applicator brush.

Wipe off excess pearls and smooth out by gently buffing with a clean cloth.

Carefully remove tape by pulling to the side so not to tear the paper.
     Insert completed piece into the Craftwell embosiing folder and run through your die cut machine.

Cut die cut holiday words from white card stocK and  apply Versamark ink to the front side of each die cut word . 

  Cover each word with embossing powder- use tweezers to hold. 

 Heat set embossing powder with heat tool and let each cool. 

 Run each die cut word through the Xyron 1.5 inch Sticker Maker.

Adhere  die cut words to front of card. 

To make the background paper to match each card, cut a piece of white card stock to 5 x 6 and inch the edges direct to paper with ink pads. 

Apply Perfect Pearls to inked area, brush off, buff with cloth as before. 

Attach ribbon and to from of main piece.
Run main piece through the Xyron Creative Station loaded with the 9” Permanent Adhesive cartridge.

Adhere to background piece.
 Run entire piece through the Xyron Creative Station and attache to card base.
Add embellishment on top of ribbon.

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