Jolly Old St. Nick

This card uses so many of my favorite new toys from the Holiday Mini Catalog that I don’t know where to start!  First, the new Textured Impressions Embossing Folder called Northern Flurries. It coordinates with the Northern Hearts hostess set. Love it! I’ll explain in a minute how I colored the snowflakes and snow man, but first let’s talk about that adorable little snow guy! This is another favorite thing(s) from the upcoming mini (should be arriving in your mailbox in 2-3 weeks). The cute snowman comes from an adorable retro Christmas set called Jolly Old St Nick. These images all remind me of Christmases past.

I also love this sentiment set called Bright Christmas, it has 3 holiday sentiments using gorgeous, festive fonts. The clear mount set is only $10.95, a really inexpensive way to update a set you may already own.
Finally, the glittery snowflakes are a new decorative strip die for the Big Shot called Northern Frost. This die has 8 different snowflakes in varying sizes. I used the two smallest flakes for this card. The die also coordinates with the Northern Hearts set, as well as the Northern Flurries folder.

I loved the little tag made with this set from the Holiday mini, it is what inspired this card.The snowflakes and snowman appear to have been colored a lighter color than the card stock when it is actually the opposite. The rest of the card stock has color added to it to make the images pop. The snow man is simply stamped in Early Expresso Ink on Crumb Cake card stock. The scarf, hat and gloves were colored with Crumb Cake ink and cut out. I used the Tea stain distress ink from the new distressing kit to age the card stock behind the popped up image.

I used a brayer to ink up the relief side of the embossing folder with Crumb Cake ink to make the lighter colored snow flakes as shown.

The relief side is the side that has the snow flakes that are not elevated, so that when you apply ink it would cover all of the portion of the folder that would not emboss the card stock

Use a fairly heavy layer of ink

Place the card stock in the folder as you normally would to emboss.

Run it through the Big Shot

The Ink will cover the card stock where there is no embossing, just like a relief stamp.

If you don’t have  a brayer, you can apply the ink directly from the ink pad, as shown

For this piece I used Real Red classic Ink on Whisper White card stock with the Petals a Plenty folder

Oh, and I forgot to mention, we will be stamping this card at Stamp Camp this week.

Hope to see you there!



Stampin’ Stuff


Jolly Old St Nick ~ Bright Christmas


Crumb Cake ~ Early Espresso ~ Tea Stain distressing ink


Crumb Cake

Fun Stuff

Big Shot ~ Northern Flurries TIEF ~ Northern Frost decorative strip ~ Dazzling Diamonds glitter