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Happy Christmas Card by Milagros C Rivera

Happy Christmas Card by Milagros C Rivera
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Happy Christmas Card by Milagros C Rivera

The Holiday season is officially here! It’s time to create handmade cards, tags, gifts and all kinds of yummy projects to give our friends and loved ones! And that brings a smile to my face!

Happy Christmas Card by Milagros C Rivera

Step 1: Grab your supplies and let’s create some fun! Cut a piece of 8.5” x 11” Watercolor Paper in half, then using your bone folder, crease and fold your card. Stamp the frame in Jet Black Archival Ink using the frame from the Dina Wakley Media Scribbly Vintage Holiday Stamp & Stencil stamp set.

Happy Christmas Card by Milagros C Rivera

Step 2: Using a craft knife, carefully cut inside your stamped frame. See the piece you removed? It’s the perfect size for a tag, put it aside for later.

Happy Christmas Card by Milagros C Rivera

Step 3: Stamp Santa’s image inside the frame.

Happy Christmas Card by Milagros C Rivera

Step 4: The new Distress Grit-Paste is amazing to create textures with! Add dimensional texture to Santa’s face, including his hat, his eyebrows, mustache, and beard. To reach the tiny places in the stamp like the eyebrows and mustache it helps to have a wood skewer to help you move the paste in place! You’re going to have fun creating fun textures with it!

Happy Christmas Card by Milagros C Rivera

Step 5: Using a mini stencil, add a fun textural element to your card using the Distress Grit-Paste. As you can see I used the Enamel Accents to paint Santa, the berries, and leaves. I have a nifty trick for you, keep a pin nearby and use it to help you move the accents into the smaller places.

Happy Christmas Card by Milagros C Rivera

Step 6: Now that the card is completed, grab those small pieces that you removed from the inside of the frame. Stamp some toys from the Scribbly Vintage Holiday stamp set, you can take your pick, boy or girl!

Happy Christmas Card by Milagros C Rivera

Step 7: Punch a hole at the top of your tags and measure a piece of 12” ribbon to thread.

Happy Christmas Card by Milagros C Rivera

Step 8: Using a Distress Crayon of your choice scribble over the ribbon, then mist with water to customize your trim.

Happy Christmas Card by Milagros C Rivera

Step 9: I can’t get over how fun the Enamel Accents are! I had the very first ones in Glacier White and Black Tie and loved them, now I have the whole rainbow to play with! You can squirt directly on to your surface, or use the pin to help you move the accents into smaller spaces of your stamped images.

Milagros RiveraHello! My name is Milagros C Rivera and I’m a mixed media artists who loves to explore and experiment with all kinds of mediums. I was raised in a creative home, everybody did something ceramics, sewing, baking, jewelry, wood, glass, no medium was off limits! I continue to play and learn without having to restrict myself to just one thing! I live in the sunny island of Puerto Rico with my husband, 2 amazing kids and a menagerie of pets that make my life complete! I’m currently on the Design Team and Social Media Coordinator for Relics and Artifacts. You can find me on my blog as well as follow me on Instagram, Snapguide, and YouTube.