Updated: Dec 5, 2019
I can't believe it's already December. And for card makers, hopefully you've got a leg up on those holiday cards. If not, here's a great way to make multiple cards without losing details. Here's a fun and simple holiday card that is easy to make multiples of!
First... supplies (and you can always mix it up with other supplies you have):
Bristol Smooth Paper (4" x 5.25")
Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Shaded Lilac, Blueprint Sketch & Faded Jeans
Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain: Picket Fence
Colored Card Stock: Stampin' Up - Always Artichoke (retired) (4.125" x 5.375")
Copic Marker N0 (Neutral Gray No. 0)
Now for the fun part. First, you need to blend in the distress inks for the background. I started by covering the top 2/3 of the page with the Shaded Lilac. Next, I added Blueprint Sketch to the top 2/3 edges of the paper, gently blending it in, but giving the center minimal mixing. Last, I added Faded Jeans to the edges of the top 2/3 of the paper giving it a gradual color change and creating depth. Make sure to leave the bottom third white as this will act as the snow covered ground. For added dimension, I sprayed some water into my palm and clapped over the paper to pull spots of ink off the paper and giving it a snowy feel.
Now that your background is done, it's time to stamp some trees. Insert your colored paper into your Misti. Add all or some of the trees and use your darkest green ink. In this case, I used the Always Artichoke from Stampin' Up. I cleaned the stamps and moved them around and stamped them again using the medium green, MFT's Jellybean Green. Last, I cleaned the stamps off again and lined up a few to fill in blanks and stamped them using the Stampin' Up Certainly Celery ink.
Next, I used some Tim Holtz Distress Spray to splatter white ink over the image for the snowy look.
And for the final touches, I stamped the sentiment in the upper right corner over the trees. Next, I matted the image on to the Always Artichoke cardstock and then added it to the card base. To add a little more depth and to ground the trees, I used my N0 Copic marker to make shadows on the ground to give the illusion of snow on the ground.
Easy breezy, right?! I hope you enjoyed this card tutorial and find some inspiration. Stop by Unity Stamp Co. to learn more about the membership programs and check out one of the many sales going on! And before you go, make sure to subscribe to see more creations.
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!