Distress Villainous Potion Santa Card by Cheiron Brandon
Distress Villainous Potion Santa Card by Cheiron Brandon

Distress Villainous Potion Santa Card by Cheiron Brandon

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Cards | Holiday | Tim Holtz® Distress

Add a fresh non-traditional look to your holiday makes with this adorable Santa card by Cheiron Brandon that features Tim Holtz Distress Villainous Potion. 

Instructions

 

Hi there, crafty friends! It’s Cheiron Brandon and I am thrilled to be back on the Ranger website, today sharing a project with you using the newest color of Distress, Villainous Potion.  

I love this new shade of purple, and I thought it would be fun to incorporate it into a holiday make, since that is what I have been working on these past few weeks. Today I will walk you through a fun holiday card that I created using this color using the Sizzix Santa’s Wish dies.  

 

Distress Villainous Potion Santa Card Step 1  
Step 1: To begin, cut all pieces of the Santa’s Wish die out of Distress Watercolor Cardstock except for the eyebrows (black) and the glasses (gold metallic paper). We are going to color the white pieces with Distress Oxide.  

 

 

Distress Villainous Potion Santa Card Step 2

Step 2: Color your cut pieces using Distress Oxide Inks and a Foam Blending Tool. Here are the colors Tattered Rose (face), Pumice Stone, Hickory Smoke, Weathered Wood (beard parts), Kitsch Flamingo (cheeks and nose), Villainous Potion (hat, holly berries) and Rustic Wilderness (holly leaves).  

 

 

Distress Villainous Potion Santa Card Step 3

Step 3: Arrange all your colored pieces together except for the berries and holly leaves.  

 

 

Distress Villainous Potion Santa Card Step 4

Step 4: For the berries and holly leaves, emboss them in Villainous Potion and Rustic Wilderness Distress Embossing Glazes.  

 

 

Distress Villainous Potion Santa Card Step 5

Step 5: Adhere all the colored pieces down, the face, beard, eyebrows, glasses, nose and cheeks, hat and holly using Distress Matte Medium. Tweezers come in handy for doing this!   

 

 

Distress Villainous Potion Santa Card Step 6

Step 6: Stamp the plaid stamp from the Plaid and Nordic set onto a panel of Distress Watercolor Cardstock. My final panel was 4 x 6.  

 

 

Distress Villainous Potion Santa Card Step 7  

Step 7: Create a watercolor plaid background using Distress Inks in Villainous Potion, Picked Raspberry, and Rustic Wilderness.  Take the inks and press ink onto your glass mat (or palette), spray with a Distress Sprayer and pick up with a paintbrush.  

 

 

Distress Villainous Potion Santa Card Step 8

Step 8: Paint each color and let dry before painting the next. I started with the Villainous Potion, then added Rustic Wilderness, then Picked Raspberry.  

 

 

Distress Villainous Potion Santa Card Step 9

Step 9: Fill in the thin lines of the plaid by adding in some Dried Marigold Distress Ink.  

 

 

Distress Villainous Potion Santa Card Step 10

Step 10: Dry the panel fully and ink the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink.  

 

 

Distress Villainous Potion Santa Card Step 11 

Step 11: To finish the card, add the Santa to the plaid panel using foam adhesive, add the plaid panel to a piece of green metallic cardstock and add that panel and adhere to a piece of Black Kraft Stock, then to a notecard.  Finished card is 4 ½ x 6 ½, metallic mat is 4 1/8 x 6 1/8 and plaid is 4 x 6).  

 

 

Distress Villainous Potion Santa Card Step 12

I hope you enjoyed this non-traditional Santa! Once you get all your pieces prepared, he is super easy to assemble, and the plaid is really fun to paint.  

 


  • Angela on

    Love this! Thank you for sharing.

  • Kat T on

    Always love to see your use of color -a regular reminder to think outside of the box. Thank you!

  • Terry Martinez on

    This card is absolutely beautiful. Love it😍

  • Amy Mullins on

    I LOVE this non-traditional holiday card. It’s making me rethink mine! 😂

  • Henriëtte on

    Awesome card Cheiron, I love the colourcombo and of course the new Distress colour.
    Thank you so much for sharing how to make this beauty, stay safe and have a wonderful day


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