Hello everyone and a happy Thanksgiving to our American friends and followers! Deb Riddell here with you today to share a Christmas decoration I made with lots of wonderful winter and Christmas chipboard from Southern Ridge Trading Company.
I used Southern Ridge’s medium sized Plain Banners, Holly Berry Assembly, Snowflake and Snowflakes 712 chipboard, read on for my how to.
I started out with a piece of Tim Holtz Tidings Paper Stash cut to 8” x 7” and backed it with a piece of white corrugated cardstock, inking all edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
Five Plain Banners were inked with Vintage Photo Distress Stain.
Grunge Block letters to spell out the word ‘merry’ were painted with Titanium White Americana acrylic paint and once dry were covered with Deco Foil Adhesive. Gina K. Designs Sparkling Silver Fancy Foil was then burnished over top. (If you don’t have Grunge Blocks, any die cut letters will do, just stack up a few of them so you get some dimension on your banners).
The foiled letters were then adhered onto the top of each coloured banner and strung together with a piece of button thread coloured with some silver acrylic paint.
Two of the berry clusters from the Holly Berry Assembly kit (one large and one small) were coloured with Fired Brick Distress Stain and when dry, embossed with three coats of clear embossing powder for a wonderful glossy dimensional finish. For even more sparkle and shine, a piece of Gina K. Designs Sparkling Silver Fancy Foil was adhered behind the berries.
Five holly leaves from the Holly Berry Assembly kit were inked with Forest Moss Distress Stain and when dry, embossed with three coats of clear embossing powder once again.
The holly clusters were then adhered on each end of the ‘merry’ banner.
As you can see, I also spattered the finished plaque with some diluted Titanium White Americana acrylic paint to simulate a snowy blizzard
Two of the large Snowflake chipboard pieces were painted and foiled in the same manner as the ‘merry’ Grunge Block letters.
And finally, three Mini Paper Snowflakes were die cut from white cardstock and foiled with more Gina K. Designs Sparkling Silver Fancy Foil and a couple of pieces from Tim Holtz’s Festive Ephemera Pack were edged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
The ephemera and snowflakes were then adhered to the plaque to complete the decoration.
I hope that you’ve enjoyed seeing how my Snowflakes and Holly Christmas decoration came together, one more Christmas gift crossed off of my list!
Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:
Other Supplies Used:
- Tim Holtz / Ranger Ink: Distress Ink, Distress Stain and Distress Embossing Ink
- Tim Holtz / Sizzix: Mini Paper Snowflakes Dies
- Tim Holtz/ Advantus: Festive Ephemera Pack and Tidings Paper Stash
- Therm O Web: Gina K. Designs Fancy Foils, Deco Foil Adhesive Pen and Mixed Media Adhesive
- DecoArt: Americana Acrylic Paint
- Miscellaneous: white corrugated cardstock, paper trimmer, scissors, die cutting machine, button thread, silver acrylic paint, paint brush, clear embossing powder and heat gun
Thanks again for stopping by today and hope that I’ve inspired you to break out some Southern Ridge Trading Company chipboard and to get into Christmas crafting mode, happy creating!