Happy Tuesday everyone!! Nora here from A Creative Touch with a slimline Christmas card created with some snowflakes and Distress Ink.
Even though Thanksgiving is two days away, I have been concentrating on getting Christmas cards created to send out to some of my crafty friends. Ink smooshing is a GREAT technique that you can easily do in a streamline fashion.
Stamps: Bring On the Snowflakes
To start off my card, I used the Pinked Slimline Dies to die cut a large panel out of watercolor cardstock. I then used a WOW! Clear Embossing Ink and WOW! White Embossing Powder to heat emboss snowflakes from Bringing on the Snowflakes onto the card front.
Next I did the same technique and used the same stamp set on a slightly smaller panel.
For my first ink smooshing pass, I used Crackling Campfire Distress Ink and water. I made sure to coat both my panels by picking them up and then placing different areas over the wet ink.
I used a heat tool to dry the ink on the panels and ink smooshed the panels a second time in a combination of watered down gold acrylic paint and Candied Apple Distress Ink. Combining the gold with the red gave a yellowish tint to some of the background, which I loved.
While the two panels were air drying, I die cut some snowflakes using the Funky Flakes Fri-dies out of white cardstock. When the panels were completely dry, I adhered the snowflakes to the slimline card front as shown.
I then adhered the smaller inked panel over the larger panel.
My last step was use the Merry Christmas Fri-dies to die cut some gold cardstock. I adhered the sentiment across the front of the card.
I adore how this card came out and I LOVE the colors.
I hope this card inspires YOU to create your own festive Christmas cards!!!
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I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by and please be sure to check in for some BEAUTIFUL projects by the other design team members!!!
Have a FABULOUS day!!