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Sizzix Tutorial | December Wall-Hanging by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Hello everyone!! It is Anna-Karin here with you for today's Sizzix Tutorial with a Christmas wall-hanging tutorial, made using some new dies and embossing folders. I can't believe Christmas is only a month away.

Sizzix Tutorial | December Wall-Hanging by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

I wanted to use the new sweet Kids & Sled die from the Sizzix Winter collection by Rachel Bright and it made me think of cozy winter days playing in the snow and then going indoors for a cup of hot chocolate. On this piece, I used several techniques to create texture and the embossed background reminds me of a knitted sweater. If you don't want to make a wall-hanging, you can easily turn this into a card instead, or use the techniques on a scrapbooking page.

Sizzix Tutorial | December Wall-Hanging by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Starting with the background, cut a piece of Ranger's Natural Sticky Back Canvas and adhere it to cardstock. This gives it more stability and makes it hold the embossing better. Emboss in the Sizzix Texture Fades Holiday Knit folder using this sandwich: Multipurpose Platform Tab 1, Standard Cutting Pad, folder with paper inside, second Standard Cutting Pad and roll it through the Sizzix Big Shot machine. Ink with Peeled Paint and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. The ink will be darker on the embossed parts.

Sizzix Tutorial | December Wall-Hanging by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

One of my favourite ways to create snow is to emboss vellum. Emboss a piece of vellum in the Sizzix Texture Fades Falling Trees folder just the same as you did the Holiday Knit embossing folder.

Sizzix Tutorial | December Wall-Hanging by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Tear the vellum and ink it slightly with Gathered Twigs. Apply Rock Candy Stickles along the top edges. The Stickles will pick up some of the ink which gives it a great distressed look. Leave to dry.Sizzix Tutorial | December Wall-Hanging by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Here you can see the canvas after it was inked. Place the vellum at the base, with the thinner piece on top. Turn the Stamper's Secret Weapon around to work on the self-healing back and prick holes around the vellum. The Stamper's Secret Weapon works great for this.

Sizzix Tutorial | December Wall-Hanging by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Stitch the vellum to the canvas panel with embroidery thread and ink the edges of the panel with Walnut Stain. You can also fray the canvas a little.

Sizzix Tutorial | December Wall-Hanging by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Paint a piece of grungeboard or chipboard with gesso. This gives us a white surface to work on.

Sizzix Tutorial | December Wall-Hanging by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Die cut the Kids & Sled Sizzix Originals die using this sandwich: Standard Cutting Pad, die facing upwards, grungeboard, second Standard Cutting Pad and roll through your Sizzix Big Shot machine.

Sizzix Tutorial | December Wall-Hanging by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

This is a great detailed die and works wonderful for silhouette techniques.

Sizzix Tutorial | December Wall-Hanging by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Paint the children with Antique Linen.

Sizzix Tutorial | December Wall-Hanging by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

I was aiming for a textured effect on the children, similar to a knitted sweater. Emboss a text stamp with white embossing powder. This stamp is by Tim Holtz.

Sizzix Tutorial | December Wall-Hanging by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Paint the children with Walnut Stain Distress Paint.

Sizzix Tutorial | December Wall-Hanging by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Leave the paint to dry for a while, but don't let it dry completely. Wipe the paint off from the embossed areas with a cloth. If the paint dries completely, this will be hard.

Sizzix Tutorial | December Wall-Hanging by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Add just a little Black Soot paint around the edges so that the children will stand out better against the background.

Sizzix Tutorial | December Wall-Hanging by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Die cut December and holly leaves using the Calendar Months from the Me & You collection by Jen Long. To die cut this Thinlits set layer your paper and die between a pair of Standard Cutting Pads and top of your Magnetic Platform and put it through your Sizzix Big Shot machine. The holly leaves were die cut from kraft-core cardstock and the word from manila. The Magnetic Platform works great together with these wafer-thin dies.

Sizzix Tutorial | December Wall-Hanging by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

For a base, I used some cardboard, tearing of bits of the top layer. Apply gesso with a palette knife. Leave to dry.

Sizzix Tutorial | December Wall-Hanging by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Paint the background here and there with Distress Paints. I used Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Black Soot.

Sizzix Tutorial | December Wall-Hanging by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Assemble everything on the cardboard. Try to tuck the children in between the two layers of snow so that it looks like they are walking in the snow. I liked the texture on the children.

Sizzix Tutorial | December Wall-Hanging by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Add some lace trim and twine, for even more texture, as well as a Tidings Token. Antique Linen paint was rubbed into the words. Adhere a few pearls to the holly leaves.

Sizzix Tutorial | December Wall-Hanging by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

All the combined textures on this piece makes you want to reach out and touch it and works well for that warm and cozy Christmas feeling.

Sizzix Tutorial | December Wall-Hanging by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Here you can see the embossed vellum, glitter and stitching a little better.

Thank you so much for looking at my project!

Happy Christmas crafting!!

Anna-Karin

Sizzix Die Cutting Supplies

Other Supplies Used:

  • Surfaces: Ranger - Natural Sticky Back Canvas, Manila Cardstock; Tim Holtz idea-ology - Grungeboard; Tim Holtz Core'dinations - Kraft-Core Cardstock
  • Stamps: Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz - Christmas Nostalgia
  • Ink: Ranger Distress Ink - Peeled Paint, Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain, Embossing Ink
  • Embossing powder: Ranger Seafoam White
  • Paint: Ranger Distress Paint - Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain, Black Soot
  • Embellishments: Tim Holtz idea-ology - Tidings Tokens, Long Fastener, Jute String; cream pearls; lace trim

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