Hunkydory Christmas boxed kit on sale now!
Have you seen our brand-new Hunkydory Christmas cardmaking kit? It’s crammed full of festive goodies, including not one but two exclusive Hunkydory designer card collections with shimmering foiled cardstock, a wealth of ready-to-use die-cut toppers and decorative borders, wonderful images, patterned papers and inserts. Plus a gorgeous snow globe and winter village die set, beautiful tree embossing folder and mega build-a-snowman die set!
Check out this fabulous bonus card Nicky Gilburt has created using the free stamps. There are LOADS more projects from Nicky and the rest of our talented Design Team inside the magazine…
white 15cm-square card blank
white & blue cardstock
Broken China, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint & Worn Lipstick Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink
Black Shadow Tonic Studios Nuvo Hybrid inkpad
Tonic Studios Nuvo Clear Mark embossing pad
Glacier White Tonic Studios Nuvo embossing powder
black fine-line pen
Tonic Studios Circle Layering dies
Star Dust Ranger Stickles glitter glue
3D foam pads
manual die-cutting machine
Step by step
1 Create a background on a piece of white cardstock approximately 15cm square by sponging on the Distress Oxide Inks, then spritzing with water and blotting dry with a piece of kitchen roll. Die-cut a circle from the centre, then when completely dry, stamp and white heat-emboss the sentiment and stars on it as shown. Trim the top and bottom of the panel with the aperture to fit the card front as shown.
2 Stamp the village in black ink onto white cardstock and draw a line to mark the horizon on each side. Cut out and use the same circle die as before to create the lower half of your circle topper.
3 Matt and layer the circle topper onto a larger white circle, and then another in blue. Add faux stitching round the white circle and a light-coloured edge with a pale blue ProMarker. Stick the village scene down.
4 Stamp the snow couple onto white cardstock. Follow the step-by-step guide on page XX to constructing the snow characters and mask the areas that need to feaure in full on the image. Add and colour in the details with ProMarkers. Cut out the snow couple carefully and affix to the foreground of the topper using 3D foam pads.
5 Stamp seven trees onto white cardstock, cut out and arrange as shown, adhering some flat and others with 3D foam pads.
6 Matt the background panel onto white and blue cardstock to give a narrow border of each at the tip and bottom. Add faux stitching and stick the topper down centrally. Add Stickles to the trees, the snow couple and rooftops to finish.
Top tip: For neat faux stitching around a circle, place a slightly smaller die on top and draw dashes around it
Christmas isn’t Christmas without plenty of sparkle, so if you love Ruth Mackie-McCartan’s ideas with glitter on page 25, here’s her handy step-by-step photo guide to creating the perfect shimmering stripes, as found on her ‘Season’s greetings’ card…
1 Add narrow strips of double-sided tape to one corner of the striped cardstock, leaving even spaces in between, then repeat in the opposite corner but for fewer stripes
2 Peel off the backing for all your strips of tape.
3 Cover all the taped areas generously with red glitter and gently remove the excess.