Distress Winter Wishes Cards by Cheiron Brandon

Follow along as Cheiron Brandon shows you how to make these darling winter-themed note cards using Distress products. Use them as thank you notes, to tuck a last-minute gift card into, or to send to those friends who don’t celebrate Christmas.

Instructions

Hello there crafty friends! It’s Cheiron Brandon here with a set of notecards with a wintery theme that are super fun and easy to create. What will you do with all of these cards? Use them as thank you notes, to tuck a last minute gift card into, or to send to those friends who don’t celebrate Christmas!  
 

Distress Winter Wishes Cards by Cheiron Brandon Step 1
Step 1: Gather your supplies. You will need Distress Watercolor Cardstock, Distress Watercolor Pencils, Distress Archival Ink (Black Soot), Tim Holtz Holiday Sketchbook stamps, Idea-ology Christmas Backdrops, Antique Linen Distress Ink, Distress Collage Medium in a bottle and Rock Candy Distress Glitter.  

 

Distress Winter Wishes Cards by Cheiron Brandon Step 2 

Step 2: Cut your Distress Watercolor Panels to 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 and stamp the image and greeting in Black Soot Distress Archival Ink.  

 

Distress Winter Wishes Cards by Cheiron Brandon Step 3

Step 3: Add a little color and shading to your images using the Distress Watercolor Pencils and then blend the color out with a Detailer Waterbrush.  

 

Distress Winter Wishes Cards by Cheiron Brandon Step 4

Step 4: Ink the edges of the card panel by applying Antique Linen Distress Ink using a foam blending tool.  

 

Distress Winter Wishes Cards by Cheiron Brandon Step 5

Step 5: Cut panels of Black Idea-ology Kraftstock to 3 7/8 x 3 7/8. 

 

Distress Winter Wishes Cards by Cheiron Brandon Step 6

Step 6: Mount the stamped panels onto the Black Idea-ology Kraftstock.  

 

Distress Winter Wishes Cards by Cheiron Brandon Step 7

Step 7: Add Collage Medium to parts of the image (the snow, snow line, snow on the bench).

 

Distress Winter Wishes Cards by Cheiron Brandon Step 8

Step 8: Add the Rock Candy Distress Glitter over the wet collage medium and pour off. Let dry.  

 

Distress Winter Wishes Cards by Cheiron Brandon Step 9  

 Step 9: Add the completed panels to patterned papers that have been cut to 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 from the Idea-ology Christmas Backdrops pack. Add to a 4 1/4 square notecard.  

 

I hope you enjoyed these little notecards and have some ideas for how to quickly build your card stash for the holiday season. Wishing everyone a joyous holiday season and all the best for 2023!

 

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