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

SUPPLIES (MAKE 2 CARDS)

For white card:

For red card:

You will also need scrap papers.

 

Instruction

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.

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