Christmas Ornaments + Draw Your Own Evergreen Branches

Hello and Happy Holidays!  Today I am sharing two Christmas cards with a lengthy tutorial.  First, I will demonstrate how to create a 3 color stripes background with distress oxide inks and ink blending tool.  Next, with a simple glitter gold pen, transform circle dies into ornaments.  Finally, how to draw your own evergreen branches with a metallic pen to hang the ornaments.  Any of these techniques can work with any types of ink pads as well with any pen, pencils and markers.

Christmas Ornaments + Draw Your Own Evergreen Branches


For white card:
For red card:
You will also need scrap papers.


1.  Gather your supplies and cut out all your pieces first.

2. Position and die cut out three Christmas Circle Cutouts dies below the Magic of The Season sentiment.
3.  Ink blending a 3 color stripes background layer:  With the ink blending tool, blend out 3 different color stripes.  Start by blending the outside right area first.  Use a piece of scrap paper to cover the left area where you are not blending.  Repeat for the remaining colors.  

3.  Create the ornament:  With the glitter gold pen, draw a rectangle on top of each Christmas Circle Cutouts.  Then, with a ruler, draw in the string.

4.  Draw the evergreen branches:  First, with the emerald metallic pen, randomly draw curve lines here and there (some long, some short) above the sentiment.   Some below the sentiment.  Next, make short flicking strokes to the left and right of each curve line.   Repeat until you achieve the desire fullness.

5.  Assemble the front card base:
  • White card:  Adhere  the baby blue scallop frame layer onto the card base.  Then, the Christmas circle cutouts ornaments layer.
  • Red card:  Adhere the Christmas circle cutouts ornaments layer on.

6.  Inside of both cards:  Using the MISTI, stamp out the Papertrey Ink's Holiday Wishes sentiment onto the two marshallow scallop frames layer. Then adhere to card.

Thank you for stopping by.  May you have a lovely blessed day.


Lois Wyche said...

Beautiful cards and great tutorial. Happy Holidays to you and your family.

Megan J said...

Hi Christina, beautiful Christmas cards, love the bright colours and hand drawn elements, should use my pens more often. Thank you for the inspiration and lovely comments you have left on my blog during the year. Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year.... Megan

Becky said...

Beautiful cards. I will have to try creating my own branches.

Merry Christmas to you and your family. I hope it's filled with food, friends and family, but most of all, love.

Rannah Romps said...

Awesome cards Christina!! You are a natural tutorial person!! "Merry Christmas" my friend. :)

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a gorgeous card and I love that you explained how you made it too. Great tutorial.

Edwina said...

Gorgeous cards! I love your ornaments and the colors you used. The sentiment is perfect. I love it. These cards are great for anyone. Edwina Brown

Cara Malmrose said...

Wonderful cards! I wondered how you did the circles ... now I know ... those dies are pretty cool. Thanks for the tips on drawing the evergreens!
(Hugs) Cara

Bunny said...

Beautiful cards with lovely colors. I'd have to draw the pine needles first because I have a feeling mine wouldn't turn out as pretty as yours. Thank you for the tutorial.

Sybrina K said...

Christina, These are gorgeous... and I just love your blog tutorials! You go, girl!!! Merry Christmas and Happy 2018!

Migdalia said...

They are beautiful! I love the Christmas circle dies!!
I hope that your Christmas was as wonderful as you are my friend!!
Have a wonderful day,
Crafting with Creative M

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