Christmas Cards: Watercolored, Distressed and Blinged

I am working on my last Christmas cards this week… I thought I had enough but so thankful to know that there were some new friends and mission partners God has brought into our life this year! We are rejoicing!

Today I would love to share couple of the cards I made using some retired products from Close To My Heart. Both cards are 5.75″ square.

Card 1 I used some of Sparkle and Shine paper packet and I distress the edge of the second layer paper using Edge Distresser. I really like this distress tool, easy to use and quick way to create torn edges 🙂 Then I tucked one of the corners and secured it with Mini Stapler.

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On a square piece of watercolor paper I stamped the wreath using Olive exclusive ink pad. The wreath I actually created using a leaf brach from It’s The Little Things set (SOTM November 2014). I drew a thin circle as guide and stamped the leaf repeatedly after I sprayed with little water to give the watercolor effect.

With the same technique, I stamped the Noel sentiment in the center of the wreath using Ruby exclusive ink pad. Then I embellish with some Studio G red glitter glue, I found it at Walmart scrapbooking area. I set it aside to dry completely before I added the twine and glued it on the card.

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This card I link up this card at Virginia’s View Challenge #10, All Things Distressed

And this second card, I link up at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Bling It On. I used the same products and technique to create this card. A little bit different design.

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For the wreath, I only stamped the leaves one layer and then I added some red adhesive gems on the wreath. Then I add the baker’s twine on top of the card.

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6 thoughts on “Christmas Cards: Watercolored, Distressed and Blinged

  1. Love both of your designs, Helen! the torn edges is awesome on your first card! it really adds that special something…I love the blings on your 2nd card, too! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “All Things Distressed” Challenge! Also, thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Bling It On” Challenge!

  2. Gorgeous card Helen 🙂 the wreath is beautiful and I love the distressing and aged look, very pretty 🙂

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    luv
    Lols x x x