How to Make a Quick & Easy Block Christmas Card!

How to Make a Quick & Easy Block Christmas Card!

Today it’s time for a quick and easy
Christmas card hHi It’s Therese from Lostinpaper and
I’ve got a really fun card to share with you today using some of the new release
from Ellen Hutson and this sets called Holiday Characters and it’s a real fun
set because it just has portions of the characters not like a whole image so
I just thought I’d share a really quick way to use these on a card design. I’m
stamping out four of the images with some of the Obsidian black pigment ink
which is fast become my new favorite pigment ink
I love the way it stamps and I’m using the coordinating dies here to cut the
images out so there are lots of different ways you can use these styles
of stamps one that I like to do is to create my own background sometimes I’d
like to repeat an image and today I thought I would actually combine a few
of the different images and that’s that always gives a really fun result I’m
using the colors from the inspiration at Ellen Hutson and I’ve chosen some really
pretty inks from Catherine Pooler and creating my own colored card stock
basically I’m using the life-changing blending brushes and these really work
like a dream I have never been able to get a nice blend I know that Catherine
pooler ink is really easy to blend but with these brushes it’s even
easier and I’m just using some 110 pound Neenah card stock here and adding the
color until I’m really happy with the depth and the coverage I’m coloring up
for different pieces of card stock here in in the inspiration colors I think
it’s a really pretty combo and I did try the shea butter here but I found that
that was a little bit dark for the color combos I was using so I had to come in
with the limoncello there so now I want to cut these panels down to put them to
create my blocks of color to put on the front of my card and I want it to be a
little bit eclectic I don’t want to have it uniform or totally even and spaced
out perfectly I want it to be look a little bit mm-hmm artsy? maybe you want
to call it and I’m simply just adding a pencil mark to get a rough guide on the
piece of cardstock and then just cutting it down with my paper trimmer and this
is a great paper trimmer trimmer for that because it actually has the guide
wire in it and it takes the guesswork out of where I’m going to cut I want to
do a white heat emboss sentiment on some of that card stock here so I do like to
prep my card stock with powder tool and that just stops the stray bits of
embossing powder from sitting on the black card stock because it’s very
obvious when that happens stamped it with some Versamark ink added the white
embossing powder and hit it with my heat tool and once it’s cooled down I come
away and just wipe away that excess powder that’s sitting on the black card
stock because it’s very obvious so I’ve got a top fold card
here and I have added some fun foam behind my blocks of color and I’m
popping them up I use some be creative tape because I know that that’s gonna
have a very strong hold it’s not gonna go anywhere and I did move these
around & there was a few different ways that they can look good but I liked
having the sentiment at the bottom I like the way that the black sentiment
pops and I really like having the images uncoloured or as line art I don’t do
that very often because I do love to color but today I thought the line art
looked really good on these blocks of color and I did come in with some foam
squares and also pop up the images and I do have another card to share at
my blog using these same color inspiration and a totally different look
again so I’d love it if you visit me there and head through the link in the
description below so if you like this video please like it if you haven’t
already I would love it if you’d subscribe to my youtube channel I look
forward to seeing you here next time till then
happy papercrafting bye

18 thoughts on “How to Make a Quick & Easy Block Christmas Card!

  1. Oh you are a clever girl… here I thought you had used colored card stock!!!  Hey… I have these inks!!  Aren't I the lucky one??  Lucky to have YOU as a muse, too!  Very fun, Therese!  xx

  2. Love the fun cards…I'm going to look through my Xmas stash to see if I have something similar. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Super cute card, Therese! I love the look of the line art images with your pretty backgrounds…you make it look easy…thank you!

  4. Such a great and clever design the images really pop against the colored background. I thought you had used colored cardstock so great blending with those inks. Thanks for sharing.

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