Distress Mixed Media Christmas Cards by Cheiron Brandon

Distress Mixed Media Christmas Cards by Cheiron Brandon

By: Ranger |

Cards | Christmas | Tim Holtz Distress®

Get into the festive spirit with these Tim Holtz Distress Mixed Media Christmas Cards! Cheiron Brandon makes it easy and enjoyable with her simple tutorial using Distress products. Spread some holiday cheer with handmade cards that are sure to impress.

Tim Holtz Distress® Watercolor Cardstock 
Tim Holtz Distress® Archival Ink™ 4-pack: Black Soot 
Tim Holtz Distress® Oxide® Ink Pads: Lumberjack Plaid, Kitsch Flamingo, Salvaged Patina, Lucky Clover and Rustic Wilderness 
Tim Holtz Distress® Foundry Wax Kit #1: Gilded
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
Tim Holtz Distress® Sanding Disks
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Kraft Stock Metallics Classics
Other:
Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Cling Mount Stamps Brushstrokes CMS293
Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Cling Mount Stamps Mini Media Marks CMS364
Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Cling Mount Stamps Scribbly Christmas CMS249
Black Cardstock
Isopropyl Alcohol
Heat Tool
 
 
Instructions

Hello there crafty friends! It’s Cheiron Brandon and I have a new tutorial for you using Distress Oxides and rubber stamps to create a fun and easy set of mixed media cards for Christmas. These would be perfect as tags too, and is something kids may enjoy creating with you.  

 

Distress Mixed Media Christmas Cards by Cheiron Brandon Step 1

Step 1: Gather your supplies. Today I am using Distress Oxide Inks in Lumberjack Plaid, Kitsch Flamingo, Salvaged Patina, Lucky Clover and Rustic Wilderness and Black Soot Archival Distress Ink. I am using the Tim Holtz Brushstrokes, Scribbly Christmas and Mini Media Marks stamps. And finally Distress Foundry Wax and Metallic Kraft Stock to make our cards really shine.  

 

Distress Mixed Media Christmas Cards by Cheiron Brandon Step 2

Step 2: Cut Distress Watercolor Cardstock panels and stamp sentiment so you know where to place the rest of your images.  

  

Distress Mixed Media Christmas Cards by Cheiron Brandon Step 3 

Step 3: Starting with the largest images, stamp brushstrokes around card panel. Clean your stamp between ink colors. Dry with heat tool.  

 

Distress Mixed Media Christmas Cards by Cheiron Brandon Step 4 

Step 4: Stamp circular images from Mini Media Marks set using Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxide. Dry with heat tool.  

 

Distress Mixed Media Christmas Cards by Cheiron Brandon Step 5 

Step 5: Stamp x images from Mini Media Marks set using Lucky Clover Distress Oxide. Dry with heat tool. 

 

Distress Mixed Media Christmas Cards by Cheiron Brandon Step 6

Step 6: Stamp scribbly images from Mini Media Marks set using Kitsch Flamingo Distress Oxide. Dry with heat tool. 

 

Distress Mixed Media Christmas Cards by Cheiron Brandon Step 7

Step 7: Stamp dash images from Mini Media Marks set using Black Soot Archival Distress Ink to add some contrast. Dry with heat tool. 

 

Distress Mixed Media Christmas Cards by Cheiron Brandon Step 8  

Step 8: Splatter some Gilded Foundry Wax over your panels. I do this by mixing the wax with some Isopropyl Alcohol right on my glass mat and then splattering on with a paint brush.   

 

Distress Mixed Media Christmas Cards by Cheiron Brandon Step 9

Step 9: Heat the spatter with a heat tool (I also cover my greeting with a piece of scrap paper to prevent getting splatter on it).  

 

Distress Mixed Media Christmas Cards by Cheiron Brandon Step 10

Step 10: Take a panel of Metallic Kraft stock and use a blending tool with a sanding disk to Distress the edges.  

 

Distress Mixed Media Christmas Cards by Cheiron Brandon Step 11

Step 11: Adhere your stamped panel to the Metallic Kraft Stock, then adhere the panel to a piece of black cardstock and mount onto card base.  

I hope you had fun creating these cards with me today. I love the simplicity of creating a fun piece of mixed media art to put through the mail.