Merry Christmas, Crafters!

Tonight I am sharing a super quick post of some more Christmas cards that I managed to get done at the last minute for my son’s Kindy teachers.

If you’ve seen my other recent post on Christmas cards, you’ll notice I’ve used the same layout. I’m loving the simplicity of this design and will definitely be using it in the future for some upcoming Valentine’s designs!

I have been using Distress Oxide inks for some time now as I love how well they blend and the different ways you can use them. I don’t own a whole lot of them (yet!) but enjoy playing around with what I’ve got. Above are the six colours I used for these cards.

Once my blending work was dry, I sprayed a small amount of water over the hearts and dried with a paper towel to lift the excess water. This gave that cool, bubbly effect that you get with oxide inks but it wasn’t quite the complete look I was after. I used a bit of white water paint (and a paint brush), flicking it over the hearts and the small pieces of brown card stock (with “sand” dots from some copic markers) to get the desired effect.

Just like my other cards, I used some of the gorgeous Lawn Fawn “Lawn Trimmings” twine, threaded between the holes of the Lacey Hearts dies. I’ve learned my lesson with these – use a small piece of sticky tape at the end (making the twine like a shoelace) so that it doesn’t start to fall apart after being handled so much and constantly pushed between the small holes.

Here are the finished cards!

For all of these cards I used:
Lawn Fawn stamp set “Christmas Fishes”
Paper stack by Die Cuts with a View

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas! Let me know in the comments what you’re getting up to today!

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