Christmas Spectacular: Jen’s Christmas Card
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Hi everyone! Jen here with a quick Christmas card to share with you today. This is my favorite time of year for card making with Valentine’s as a close second. I love that there are so many looks and styles for Christmas cards and that you can really knock out some stunning cards quickly.

The card I made for today uses a technique that I really like for a quick card—layering ink blending or a watercolor wash behind a cutting plate design. This gives a bold all over look that makes it easy to attach a sentiment and go.

I started by cutting a piece of watercolor cardstock down to 4 x 5 1/4 inches and then sponging on three different Distress Oxide inks using a foam blending tool. I dropped flecks of water on and let it sit for about five minutes before drying it. While the watercolor was sitting, I die-cut a snowflake cutting plate from white cardstock. I then die-cut “joy” from silver cardstock and again from white cardstock. I adhered these together with liquid adhesive.

Next, I die-cut a scalloped frame from white cardstock and lined it with vellum. At this point my ink was ready to be heat set and it was time to assemble. I glued the cutting plate cut down to the inked watercolor paper and then adhered the frame to the center. Next, I attached the sentiment to the lower right corner of the frame. To finish I added a few clear and white sequins. Lastly, I attached the whole card front to a white horizontal A2 (4 1/4 x 5 1/2-inch) card base.

I can imagine using this technique with lots of different colors and cutting plates for the holidays to create quick and gorgeous cards that are ready to drop in the mail!


Supplies: Cardstock (watercolor, sugar cube, silver foil), snow flurries sequins and dies (Snowflake Cutting Plate #TE231, Frame in Frame Cutting Plate #TE544, Joy Script #TE960 from Taylored Expressions; Distress Oxide ink (broken China, faded jeans, peacock feathers), ink blending tool, ink blending foams and Multi Medium Matte from Ranger Industries Inc.; adhesive back craft foam from Michaels Stores.

2 Responses to Christmas Spectacular: Jen’s Christmas Card

  1. Ellen says:

    I imagine putting in a photo in the middle and thus having just perfect personalised Christmas cards for the grandparents. Thanks for sharing this with us!

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