Project – Christmas Pudding Stencil Card – by Lucy Ellis
- SP2-297 – Sweet Poppy Stencil: Christmas Pudding
- SPSTMP_BLESS – Sweet Poppy Stencil: A5 Stamp Set Christmas Blessings
- SPSD-PWHITE – Stencil Dimensions: Pearlescent White
- SP-SPREADER – Sweet Poppy:Spreader
- A5 Magnetic sheet – A5 Magnetic sheet
- Low tack Stencil tape – Stencil Tape Low Tack 25mm x 25m
- Coloured Micro Beads – White Sweet Poppy Ultra Fine Glass Microbeads: White
- Sweet Poppy Coloured Micro Beads – Brown Sweet Poppy Ultra Fine Glass Microbeads: Brown
- Sweet Poppy Coloured Micro Beads – Black Sweet Poppy Ultra Fine Glass Microbeads: Black
- 300 gsm Black/ Dark Green/ White card stock cut to sizes advised
- 1 – 7 x 7 White card blank
- 4mm red gems
- Vesafine black ink
- Large A4 tray to catch glass beads in
- Small spare pot to mix beads in
Now its time to cut the Christmas pudding (stencil card), with your pieces of White, Black & Dark Green card stock cut to the following sizes: either with a Square Die or a guillotine/trimmer. The sentiment circles are cut with a circle die.
- Black card stock – 1 x 13cm x 13cm (for the topper of the card)
- Dark Green card stock – 1 x 13.5cm x 13.5cm
- White card stock – 1 x 14cm x 14cm
- Dark Green card stock – 1 x 16.5cm x 16.5cm
- White card stock – 1 x 12.5cm x 12.5cm ( for the Internal layer)
- Dark Green card stock – 1 x 13cm x 13cm ( for the Internal layer)
- White Happy Christmas sentiment on a 4cm diameter circle
- Dark Green circle – 4.6cm diameter circle
Open your pots of Ultra fine glass beads, in a spare pot mix half a tsp of brown and half a tsp of black beads together. Put your A4 catching tray to one side with the beads ready to use as soon as the stencil is removed.
Lay your Black topper card stock (13cm x 13cm) on top of the magnetic sheet and place the Christmas Pudding stencil on top and secure down with Stencil tape. I have masked off the top two holly leaves as I will be using a die cut to embellish. When spreading the medium with this stencil turn the stencil and go from the left side to right side. Spread your Pearl White Stencil Dimensions medium over the stencil then remove the stencil and place into water to clean at end
Put the wet pasted image in the A4 tray and sprinkle over the white Ultra fine glass beads first using a metal teaspoon to get as close as you can to the swirls of the bottom of the pudding, do not stress if you go over …. No one will notice. With the mixed brown and black glass beads repeat for the bottom of the pudding, the black fleck of the beads will give the look of raisins in the pudding, place the finished image to one side to air dry.
Once dry apply this to your Green (13.5cm x 13.5cm)card and then start to mat and layer your card stock. Finally placing on the white base card, build up your layers with either tape, adhesive or 3D tape.
Stamp out your chosen circle sentiment. I have chosen the circle holly leaves with Happy Christmas. I then die cut it with a circle die and added a complimentary green circle behind and then attached with 3D tape to the top right corner
Once you have chosen your verse stamp it in the centre of the white internal piece of card (12.5cm x 12.5cm). I have used “Christmas Greetings from our House to yours. With the little holly sprig i stamped in the top corner. To complete the verse card i then matt and layered onto the green (13cm x 13cm) internal card.
Finally we are adding your die cut Holly embellishment, which you cut from the Holly Trio Die. Use the joined 3 and one of the largest single holly leaves then place this over the single holly on the pudding topper and add your 4mm gems on the berry section.
Your project is complete !
- Always remember to use a magnetic sheet when using metal stencils. This provides a closer bond with the stencil to the card stock.
- Start your medium on the tape and not the stencil, remember to turn the stencil for the best application. Apply in one sweep, the more you work it the worse the image, so apply once and remove excess once.
- Clean your stencil with warm soapy water and a nail brush this gets into all the small areas and avoids cutting fingers.
- Always use a catching tray when using the Glass beads with a tea towel or hand towel to catch any jumping beads.
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