Monday, December 20, 2010

Snowman Card

Merry Christmas!  I thought I'd share a card that I made for my son this year, using a technique that I saw Jennifer McGuire use in one of her videos.  It's really easy to do.

You use 2 coordinating colors of Distress Ink (I used Peeled Paint and Broken China), and an acrylic block.  Start with the first color, and apply it to the whole block.  Then apply the darker color to just the edges.  Spray it with a little water, and press the block onto your paper.  (I used watercolor paper.)  Gently lift the block from the paper, and blend any concentrated pools of ink with a paper towel.  Just dab it gently.  Then, as a optional step, you can spritz it with some shimmery sprays.  Although I used some that I made myself, any of the commercial sprays should work.  To minimize curling, use a heat gun on the front and back of the paper.

For the images on the card, I used my Christmas Cheer Cricut cartridge and E.K. Success snowflake punches.  Any border punch you have would add a nice touch as well.

I hope to post one more time before Christmas; but if I don't, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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