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Creating Festive DIY Christmas Cards: A Whimsical Twist for Christmas in July

Thank you so much for joining me for this Creating Festive DIY Christmas Cards: A Whimsical Twist for Christmas in July, Let's jump right in.

I started these cards by cutting down my cardstock, The black matte is 1/8th of an inch smaller than the A2 base and the Hammermill panel is 1/4 of an inch smaller than the base leaving me a thin border on each layer. Every step I will do twice as I am making two cards in case I forget to mention that as we go along.

Next, I blended three colours of Oxide ink onto one panel and two colours of oxide ink onto the second panel. I used Worn Lipstick, Seedless Preserves, and Peacock feathers on the first and Lumberjack Plaid and Rustic Wildnerness on the second. I used the Botanical 3D embossing folder on both panels then used a black Posca marker to fill in the flat parts of the design.

I cut the sentiment out three times once from white glitter cardstock and twice from white cardstock and layered them up, I also cut out three snowflakes from the same white glitter cardstock for some added interest on the panel. After adhering the layers and adding the snowflakes and sentiment I used a white gel pen to add some small dots all along the black area of the card because I liked how whimsical it looked. For a final touch, I added some gems onto the snowflakes and dry brushed on some collage medium and Rock candy glitter to random areas of the card panel for added shimmer and shine.

Thank you so much for taking this quick look at my Creating Festive DIY Christmas Cards: A Whimsical Twist for Christmas in July. If you would like a more in-depth look please check out the video below, I also have a complete supplies list in case you want to know exactly what I used. I hope to see you again very soon!!

In side news, I opened my Etsy shop!! I have a discount code if anyone wants to order some of my Chunky Floral Alphabet stickers or anything else fun in my shop!! The Code is THANKYOU10 I hope you will give my shop a look and let me know what you think of the stickers!!


Tim Holtz Botanical 3D Embossing Folder

Tim Holtz Bold Text Christmas Dies

Tim Holtz Paper Cut Snowflake Mini Dies

Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink

Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide Ink

Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink

Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxide Ink

Lumberjack Plaid Distress Oxide Ink

Blending Tool

Domed Foam

White 110lb Cardstock (Base)

HammerMill Cardstock

Black Cardstock

Simon Says Stamp White Glitter Paper

Black Soot Archival Ink

Tim Holtz Small Brayer

Sizzix Switch Die cutting machine

Sizzix Standard Multi-purpose Base

Magic mat

Sizzix Chrome Precision Plate

Sizzix Glitter Cutting Plates

Tim Holtz Side Kick

Acrylic Block

Tim Holtz Mini Snips

Tim Holtz Craft Pick

Art Glitter glue

Fine Glue Tip

Nuvo Deluxe Glue

Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape

Distress Collage Medium

Tim Holtz Collage Medium Brush set

Tim Holtz Rock Candy Glitter

Coffee Filters

Black Posca Marker

White Gel Pen

PinkFresh Gold Embellishment Wand

Pink fresh Gold Embellishment Tray

Crystal Gems

Tim Holtz Glass media mat

Tim Holtz paper trimmer

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