Happy Christmas Card by Milagros C Rivera

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!

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.

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.

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

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!

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.

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!

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

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

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.

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