Hi it’s time again now for some quick and easy Christmas cards, I like to have a few like this in case I am short of time or need an emergency card for someone. The
Hi it’s time again now for some quick and easy Christmas cards, I like to have a few like this in case I am short of time or need an emergency card for someone. The card would have taken longer if I had had to make an alcohol ink background specially for it, but I already had a piece left over from another card. You could also use squares of patterned paper instead of the alcohol ink to make life easier.
To Make The Card
Cut four 5cm squares of alcohol in background, if you don’t have any to hand then use a patterned paper with a marbled design or similar. Cut a piece of acetate 10.2cm square and glue the patterned squares on to it at each corner so that there is a small gap between each one. Position the square on a white 5″ x 7″ blank card, and mark lightly with a pencil where the sentiment should go.
Stamp the sentiment in clear ink and heat emboss with gold. Add a piece of 3mm foam tape behind each patterned square, be careful to make sure that it is not visible through the transparent cross. Adhere the acetate panel to the card front. Die cut two poinsettia layers from white card, glue them together so that the petals are offset. Adhere the poinsettia to the centre of the patterned panel using ultra high bond tape. Finish off with a gold adhesive pearl in the centre of the poinsettia.
I like the clean look of this card, and obviously you can change the colours used for the sentiment and poinsettia to suit whatever you use for the patterned squares. I also like that it uses up some left over card. I hope you like it, thank you for visiting. All the supplies used are linked below.
- White 5″ x 7″ blank card and envelope
- Yupo paper
- Crimson alcohol ink
- Gold Alcohol ink alloy
- Ink blower tool
- A4 Acetate sheet
- A4 Coconut White foundation card
- Poinsettia Trio die set
- Big Shot die cutting machine
- Extendable paper trimmer
- Essential Festive Sentiments clear stamp set
- Press to Impress stamp positioning tool
- Watermark ink pad
- Gold Rich embossing powder
- Gold self adhesive pearls
- Dries clear glue
- 6mm Ultra High Bond double sided tape
- 3mm double sided foam tape