Distress Winter Abstract Thank You Note Cards by Cheiron Brandon

Distress Winter Abstract Thank You Note Cards by Cheiron Brandon

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Cards | Thank You | Tim Holtz Distress®

Embrace the winter enchantment with these stunning abstract thank you note cards by Cheiron Brandon, created with Tim Holtz Distress paint and stamps. Perfect for post-Christmas gratitude, each card whispers heartfelt thanks in a palette of winter colors.

Instructions

Hello there crafty friends! It’s Cheiron Brandon and I have a new tutorial to create some Abstract Thank You notes with a winter vibe. These feature Distress Paint, Tim Holtz Brushstrokes stamps and a bit of Foundry Wax. I am not sure about you, but I know after Christmas I will need a few thank you notes, and it’s always great to have them on hand. I designed these notes to be easy to recreate multiples while you have all your supplies out. For this project I cut one sheet of paper into 4 panels and just made 4 thank you notes at once, you could make 8, 12 or more.  
 

Distress Winter Abstract Thank You Notes by Cheiron Brandon Step 1

Step 1: Gather your supplies: I used Distress paints in Iced Spruce, Dusty Concord, Faded Jeans, Hickory Smoke and Evergreen Bough. I also used panels of Distress Watercolor Cardstock, Sterling Foundry Wax, and Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Brushstrokes and Simple Sayings stamps.  

 

Distress Winter Abstract Thank You Notes by Cheiron Brandon Step 2

Step 2: To begin, place your panels onto your work surface and stamp the thank you sentiment from the Simple Saying stamps using Distress Archival Ink in Black Soot.  

 

Distress Winter Abstract Thank You Notes by Cheiron Brandon Step 3

Step 3: Apply paint to your brushstroke stamp by dabbing a foam dauber into the paint then applying to the stamp. 

 

Distress Winter Abstract Thank You Notes by Cheiron Brandon Step 4

Step 4: Stamp your brushstroke onto each panel with Evergreen Bough, reapplying the paint to the stamp each time. Clean stamp while paint is wet, let dry with a heat tool. Repeat with the Iced Spruce.  

 

Distress Winter Abstract Thank You Notes by Cheiron Brandon Step 5

Step 5: Stamp your brushstroke onto each panel with Faded Jeans reapplying the paint to the stamp each time. Clean stamp while paint is wet, let dry with a heat tool. 

 

Distress Winter Abstract Thank You Notes by Cheiron Brandon Step 6

Step 6: Stamp your brushstroke onto each panel with Dusty Concord, reapplying the paint to the stamp each time. Clean stamp while paint is wet, let dry with a heat tool. 
 

Distress Winter Abstract Thank You Notes by Cheiron Brandon Step 7

Step 7: Stamp your brushstroke onto each panel with Hickory Smoke, reapplying the paint to the stamp each time. Clean stamp while paint is wet, let dry with a heat tool. 

 

Distress Winter Abstract Thank You Notes by Cheiron Brandon Step 8

Step 8: Now it’s time to add some foundry wax splatter, but before we do that cover each sentiment on your card with stamp masking tape or a small piece of scrap paper so the wax does not cover the sentiment.  

 

Distress Winter Abstract Thank You Notes by Cheiron Brandon Step 9

Step 9: Add a few drops of Sterling Foundry Wax to your glass mat or work surface. Mix with a few drops of isopropyl alcohol.    

 

Distress Winter Abstract Thank You Notes by Cheiron Brandon Step 10

Step 10: Use a paintbrush to spatter the wax/alcohol mixture onto your card fronts. 

 

Distress Winter Abstract Thank You Notes by Cheiron Brandon Step 11

Step 11: Use an embossing gun to set the wax, you will see it turn color and start to shine.