Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas Card Tutorial and Distress Inks


Hello friends,

I want to share with you today, a tutorial for a quick and easy, Christmas card.




I found this sweet little card this summer and thought it would be perfect for a bigger card!

So first print and cut the card.





I then cut a sheet of red cardstock to be half an inch bigger than the image on the top and sides. I cut it 1 inch bigger on the bottom and cut it with a Martha Stewart edge punch.





I then cut a sheet of pink cardstock and folded it to be 5 1/2 x 7 card size.




I then cut a sheet of green snowflake paper to be a half inch smaller than the card. I repeated this again with red paper.




I took a strip of pink ribbon and tied a knot bow in the center.

Glue the red and green paper together.

I added glue to the ribbon and glued it across the bottom of the red and green paper wrapping it around behind the green paper. I then glued the image to the red paper and glued that to the pink card.




Here is a close up of where I wrapped the ribbon around the green snowflake paper.



I then tied pink thread through a vintage pink button and glued to the center of my bow.



And that's it! Super easy and great for those last minute Christmas parties!



I also had some questions about the blending tool that I use with the distress inks to blend the inks on my tags. This is what it looks like. We sell it here at the Scrapbook store where I work but you can also find it in the Tim Holtz section at Michaels.

It has foam pads which you rub on your ink pads. You can also try makeup sponges if you don't have the tool. Just make sure if you go to purchase this tool that it has the foam and not the felt, which is for use with Alcohol inks.



While I was at the store I thought I would show you our variety of Liquid Pearls, which I used for the icicles on my Santa tag.



And here is our collection of Distress Ink pads! I use these to create vintage affects on tags and cards. I don't have them all yet, but hopefully I will someday!


I hope you're having a wonderful season!

Lindsey

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty card - I love all the layers of different colors.
Blessings, Sarita

MadameSamm said...

Ok so this is the distress ink...T.Y. for the visual..pretty card and that was pretty quick,,,for you lol...
luv it
blessings, madamesamm
http://sewdollswhosnext.blogspot.com

Marilyn said...

....again, your tutorials are something I look forward to!!
Thank You !!
Merry, Merry Christmas!!
Marilyn
xxoo

~Tonja~ said...

What a sweet card...that is so adorable...even I could do that...lol
Thanks..
Sweet Blessings...
Tonja

Faye said...

I love the card! You girls are so talented! Hope you have a great day! Blessings, Faye

Florence and Mary said...

Great card idea... I can't wait to (hopefully!) make my own next year! I have some similar vintage cards with this style of image I'll be using I think

Victoria xx

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Lindsey:
Thanks for the great tutorial and the information about the blending tool. I've been curious about that, but as a needleworker, and not working with paper art as much as you do, I appreciate your insight.
Merry Christmas!
Donna

beedeebabee♥ said...

How Sweet this lovely card is! Great tutorial, girls! Hugs, xoxo

Heidi Ann said...

I just love your tutorials, and I especially love this card with the sweet little lady writing to keep in touch. It is nice to keep in touch with you and your mom through our blogs!!

Julie said...

Beautiful card, Lindsey! Thanks for the adorable image & tutorial--well done, as always! LOVE those Distress inks!!! Have a marvellous day!

Laurie Anne said...

Great tutorial! Such a pretty vintage card...LOVE it! xx

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Oh I love this little lady! She's so great and so is your card, Lindsey! You're really something else! ♥

Dogwood said...

Love that vintage card. The ribbon and button adds the perfect touch.

Thanks for the information on the distress inks.

Have a fun day.

~~Carol~~ said...

Such a sweet card, and I can't believe how much I'm learning! I finally did my first paper craft, which I'll be posting about tomorrow, thanks to your inspiration!

Celestial Charms said...

Lindsey,
Thank you for this sweet tutorial. Looks so simple, when you go step by step. We appreciate that. Thanks also for showing us the supplies from the store. Have a great weekend!
Maureen

T's Daily Treasures said...

Great card. So many wonderful crafting supplies to be found in the States. Hard to find such fun stuff around here. Blessings for your weekend :) Tammy

Diane said...

Twyla and Lyndsey, this is all eye candy. Thank you so so much for sharing these tutorials with us and the Great cards!!

❦TattingChic said...

That card is absolutely adorable! You are amazing! Loving all the layers and techniques! :)

maría cecilia said...

Dear Twyla and Lindsey, I wish you both, and the rest of the family, a wonderful and happy christmas, and may next year brings much blessings and happiness, tons of love and joy, excellent health and prosperity.
Con mucho cariño,
Maria Cecilia

parTea lady said...

That is a lovely Christmas card. Thanks for the tutorial.

Shopgirl said...

I love your card, I would love it if I got it. Nothing better than a homemade card.
And look at all the inks and stuff you us, I am trying to collect more and more...it takes time.
Merry Christmas, Mary

Tracy Suzanne said...

This card is just precious. I love everything ya'll do. This is a great tutorial girls. I want a mail box full of these. I think it should be mandatory that everybody gets wonderful fussy cards every week. And why pray tell, don't stores or card companies make cards like this anymore, you know the great color, sweet graphics, etc?

Ya'll have a special Christmas...Tracy :)

Tracy Suzanne said...

This card is just precious. I love everything ya'll do. This is a great tutorial girls. I want a mail box full of these. I think it should be mandatory that everybody gets wonderful fussy cards every week. And why pray tell, don't stores or card companies make cards like this anymore, you know the great color, sweet graphics, etc?

Ya'll have a special Christmas...Tracy :)

Kelly said...

I'm loving all your tutorials!
This is my first year blogging but i will remember these great posts and use them in the run up to Christmas next year :) Thank you so much!!!!

Auntie Cake said...

Thanks for showing us all the products you use. You are introducing me to a whole world that I don't know about, yet... The cards are adorable, just like all that you ladies do!
Kate

Gayle (GardenofDaisies) said...

I love vintage cards, and you have really made this one shine!

parasols and maryjanes said...

Well, glory be! I've been using the felt pad all this time. And not for alcohols either. Thanks for bringing me up to speed. Now, I've got to find the foam ones. Thanks, too, for the tutorial too.
It's so sweet.
Carol

Laurie AE said...

Hi gals!

I started doing image searching recently for vintage XMAS images, and SO often the images I was most drawn to were linked to your blog.

No surprise there, you have EXCELLENT taste!!

Loving the current banner, it's just awesome sauce 'um.


Laurie Eno

Buttercup Bungalow
http://buttercupbungalow.blogspot.coom

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