Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Warm Nordic Mittens

Chilly weather, warm mittens, Christmas cards . . . 

Stuff you need:

  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Holiday Knit 2 Embossing Folder 
  • Big Shot Machine with platform and plates
  • Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad – Faded Jeans
  • Stampin' Up! Dapper Denim and Real Red ink pad
  • Stampin' Up! Make a Mitten Rubber Stamp Set
  • Light and medium blue card stock
  • Coordinating designer paper

Open up the embossing folder and ink inside with the Faded Jeans Oxide pad. Note: rub the oxide pad onto the inside of the plastic folder where the black design shows through, making sure the ink goes into the crevices.

Insert a piece of medium to dark blue cardstock (cut to 4  1/8 x 5  1/4 inches) into the embossing folder. Sandwich it in-between the plates and run it through the Big Shot.

Use Dapper Denim or Real Red to ink up the mittens and stamp. Cut out the mittens. If you want “interactive” mittens that hang free (see below), you will need two pairs of mittens (4 pieces).

Pick a complementary designer paper and cut a 4 1/8-by-1 1/2-inch strip. Use a distressing tool to rough up the edges of this decorative strip.

Use a button punch to put two holes in the center of this decorative strip. Insert a string or piece of yarn into the holes and through a coordinating button. Tie a bow. The trimmed-out mittens will hang from the bottom of the string.

Put pop-up adhesives onto the back of this decorative strip and stick it to the top of the card.

Stamp a sentiment/greeting on white cardstock. Adhere the greeting/sentiment to a light blue strip of cardstock (using snail adhesive). Rough up the edges of the blue card strip using a distressing tool.

Put pop-up adhesive on the back of this blue strip and stick it the bottom of the card.

For the mittens:

If you want free hanging mittens, use fast-drying liquid glue and sandwich the string between a front and back mitten piece.

If you want to secure the mittens in place, use pop-up adhesives on the back of a mitten. Stick it down over the string and onto the card.