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DIY Christmas Cards by Richele Christensen

DIY Christmas Cards by Richele Christensen

Instructions

 DIY Christmas Cards by Richele Christensen | www.rangerink.com

Step 1: Create a custom DIY pad with three colors. Apply a generous amount of ink to the DIY pad. Rub Craft Scrapper over the ink to work into the pad.

 DIY Christmas Cards by Richele Christensen | www.rangerink.com

Step 2: Roll the Brayer over the inked pad to collect the ink, apply the ink to the DIY lid to make a color index.

 DIY Christmas Cards by Richele Christensen | www.rangerink.com

Step 3: Create a few DIY custom pads with your favorite color combinations.
REDS – Abandon Coral, Candied Apple, Fired Brick
GREENS – Lucky Clover, Peeled Paint, Twisted Citron
BLUE/GREEN – Lucky Clover, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean

 DIY Christmas Cards by Richele Christensen | www.rangerink.com

Step 4: Stamp Carved Christmas image (Mitten, Ornament, Tree, etc.) onto Watercolor Cardstock.

 DIY Christmas Cards by Richele Christensen | www.rangerink.com

Step 5: Create a mask by stamping the image on a Post-It, cut out a little smaller then image and place over stamped image for masking.

 DIY Christmas Cards by Richele Christensen | www.rangerink.com

Step 6: Stamp Sparkles image over the background with Distress Oxide Ink.

 DIY Christmas Cards by Richele Christensen | www.rangerink.com

Step 7: Apply Distress Oxide Ink to Craft Sheet, pick up ink with Detail Waterbrush and add watercolor to background if desired.

 DIY Christmas Cards by Richele Christensen | www.rangerink.com

Step 8: Stamp message on a strip of watercolor cardstock with Archival Ink.

 DIY Christmas Cards by Richele Christensen | www.rangerink.com

Step 9: Sand and Ink the edges with Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide Ink on a Mini Ink Blending Tool.

 DIY Christmas Cards by Richele Christensen | www.rangerink.com

Step 10: Add a colored mat to background and message and adhere layers to base Kraft Card. Adhered message to card with foam tape.

 DIY Christmas Cards by Richele Christensen | www.rangerink.com

Step 11: Tie Metallic Trimmings ribbon around card with a bow.

 DIY Christmas Cards by Richele Christensen | www.rangerink.com

Step 12: Add embellishments as desired with Distress Collage Medium.

 DIY Christmas Cards by Richele Christensen | www.rangerink.com

Richele Christensen I’m a California girl and currently live in the Sacramento area with my husband Del. Our children are both married and live close by with their families! I have four beautiful grandchildren.
Ever since I was a little girl I have had a love for art, sewing, quilting, and crafting. I’ve been working in the paper crafting industry since 2001 and it has lead me on an unforgettable journey. I currently have the job of my dreams working as the Project Manager for Tim Holtz. My designs have been displayed by Tim Holtz, Ranger Ink, Stampers Anonymous, Advantus, Sizzix, Hero Arts and I have been published in several papercrafting and quilting magazines. You can visit her at her blog, California Art Girl.