Quick Christmas Cards for Easy Card Making | Video Tutorial

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Hi, the weather is definitely getting colder which always makes me want to get out my Christmas card making goodies. For this card tutorial, I use the Tree-mendous stamp set with the new Luxe ink colours for some quick and easy to mass produce Christmas cards perfect for children.  I also think this is a great way to involve children in card making (possibly not the heat embossing, but the ink blending and painting would be fun and easy for younger children).

Watch the video tutorial below and find tips, and the card sizes in the written instructions.  


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I love the ink blended look over heat embossing for the crisp look of the finished design.  This card design is mostly mass production style with stamping and heat embossing as many critter trees as you need before adding colour. 

I use either Alabaster or Raven embossing powder for these cards but any of the other Brutus Monroe embossing powders will also look gorgeous. Try Gilded for a golden critter tree or Sterling for a silver critter tree.

 

Mass Production Stamping and Heat Embossing

  • Stamp the critter tree from Tree-mendous stamp set on Bristol vellum card with embossing ink
  • Cover with Brutus Monroe embossing ink 
  • Heat set until the embossing is all shiny and has melted

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Painted Tree over Stripes

  • With clean water and a paintbrush, colour over the heat embossed lines with Glam, Dress Suit and Uptown inks (depending on how many cards you make the refills will be great to use to save the ink in the ink pad)
  • Paint the same colours through the Slimline Stripes stencil
  • Stamp the sentiment between a painted stripes
  • Foam mount the critter tree to the background
  • Adhere to an A2 card base

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I use two different colour combinations for quick ink blended Christmas cards.  Flame ink and Glitz ink for the card with Raven heat embossing, and Dress Blues ink, Uptown ink and Martini ink for the Alabaster heat embossing. These cards are even quicker to make as there is no drying time. 

I prefer the white heat embossing for these cards as the design is bright and feels more child friendly.  Also, by using just one colour of embossing powder will speed up the process.

 

Ink Blended Cards

  • Stamp and heat emboss the sentiment on a piece of Bristol card
  • With a blending brush, ink blend a background with Catherine Pooler inks
  • Ink blend the same colours over the embossed critter tree, then die cut
  • Adhere the ink blended background to an A2 card base
  • Foam mount the critter tree to finish

 

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Which is your favourite card? I love the striped card with Glam, Dress Blues and Uptown ink colours.

This month we are celebrating Catherine Pooler’s Inkaversary with a Gift Bag raffle. Ever order over £20 that includes one CP product will find a raffle ticket in their parcel.  The Gift Bag is worth over £80! And is full of wonderful CP craft products.

The main supplies for these cards are listed above, and you can find the basic card and ink supplies here and the basic craft supplies here

Do you have children that enjoy making cards? We’d love to see what they (and you) make. Tag us with #thelittlepapertree on Facebook and Instagram.

 

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