Making Quick Christmas Cards

As I said previously I’m so behind with my card making so this week I made a big push to get some made.

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For these cards I used elements from one of my Special Editions stamp sets with Sarah Hurley this one is called Traditional Christmas Ornaments.

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For Quickness I used patterned papers from the Kaisercraft Chase Rainbows collection which although not strictly Christmas did fit the theme really well. Stamping on patterned papers means no need for colouring in.

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blueI was feeling a bit more adventurous for this one and decided to create a water colour finish.

I stamped and heat embossed the star onto water colour paper. Normally you wouldn’t see this but my Versamark is really dirty!

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Next I thoroughly wet the paper and used Dylusions ink – After Midnight as paint. Wetting the paper first makes the ink swish around on the surface creating a beautiful cloudy effect.

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I stamped and heat embossed the baubles and painted more Dylusions spray onto them.

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I was so happy with the colour of the background and how that turned out I thought I’d recreate it in my journal. That gave me a real ‘moment’ there.

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Have you made your Christmas cards this year and if so how did you make them?

Jaine x

 

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4 responses to “Making Quick Christmas Cards

  1. simply stunning! xx

  2. unusual colors but so beautiful!!!!

  3. These are beautiful Jaine, I haven’t even thought about mine yet whoops!
    C xx

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