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Christmas Cards DIY in 5 Minutes with Pigment Inks

by | October 27th, 2016 | Comments Off on Christmas Cards DIY in 5 Minutes with Pigment Inks
Christmas Cards in 5 Minutes with Clearsnap® Pigment Inks, Jenn Shurkus

Hello Everyone! Jenn Shurkus here sharing with you how you can create Christmas Cards DIY in 5 Minutes. These cards are easy enough to create a whole stack in no time! Be sure to read to the end as I share with you some ways you can “jazz” up the cards a bit too!  Using the new Pigment: ColorBox® Petal Point® in Poinsettia and a few wood-mounted stamps from Clearsnap you will be ready to create meaningful handmade cards for your friends and family!

Christmas Cards DIY in 5 Minutes with Clearsnap® Pigment Inks, Jenn Shurkus

Christmas Cards DIY Supplies:

When you want to send a bunch of handmade holiday cards to friends and family it’s important to keep them simple. Heat embossing with ColorBox® Pigment Inks and ColorBox® Embossing Powder is a simple way that packs a lot of punch!

Christmas Cards DIY in 5 Minutes with Clearsnap® Pigment Inks tutorial by Jenn Shurkus

Steps for Christmas Cards DIY: 

Step 1: Pre cut the card bases out of red cardstock 4.25″ x 11″. Score and fold.

Step 2: Pre cut the white cardstock panels to be 4″ x 5.25″

Step 3: Ink up the “Merry” stamp with one of the red pigment inks, stamp it on the white panel. Immediately pour clear embossing powder onto the image. (seen above) Set aside.

Step 4: Ink up the “holly” stamp with one of the green pigments inks, stamp it on the white panel. Immediately pour clear embossing powder onto the image. (seen above) Set aside.

You can continue step 3 and 4 on several cardstock panels, carefully set them aside before moving onto step 5

Step 5: Using a heat tool, melt the embossing powder on the cardstock panel.

Step 6: Adhere the panel to the front of the red card base.

Step 7: Add some red glitter over the berried on the holly.

Christmas Cards DIY in 5 minutes! Make them with Pigment Inks! These cards are easy enough to create a whole stack in no time!

Tips to save time:

  • When creating a large amount of cards it is best to work in an assembly method. This way you will be more efficient and the project will get done faster!
  • You can ink and pour the powder on several backgrounds before heat embossing. The pigment ink will stay wet long enough so that you can emboss several cards at one time

What to jazz up your cards a bit!? You can do this simply by adding ribbon and/or sequins.

Make your own Christmas Cards DIY in 5 minutes! Make them with Pigment Inks! Check out Jenn's tutorial!

 

Check out Jenn's handy tutorial for this Christmas card you can make in 5 minutes!

Christmas Cards DIY in 5 Minutes with Clearsnap® Pigment Inks - Tutorial by Jenn!

Ribbon doesn’t need to be complicated, just tie a simple not to add some flair to your card!

Jenn Shurkus shares a tutorial for Christmas Cards in 5 Minutes using Clearsnap® Pigment Inks! Check it out!

Jenn shows how to make Christmas Cards DIY in 5 Minutes with Clearsnap® Pigment Inks!

Another way to jazz up your cards is to add a few sequins. A little goes a long way. I find it easier to dab on some wet glue where I want the sequin to be, and then to place the sequin into the adhesive.

I encourage you to quickly make a stack of holiday cards and send them to friends and family. They will appreciate the thoughtfulness and it is sure to brighten their day! With these quick and easy steps you can get your Christmas cards done in no time!

 

 

Jenn Shurkus, Guest Blogger

Jenn lives on Cape Cod, with her kitty Mister Harley and her boyfriend Chris. She’s been papercrafting for 15 years, and has played multiple roles in the paper craft industry as an independent store manager, designer and teacher.  Jenn loves to show people new and clever ideas to design their cards and projects. She has a flair for the “artsy-fartsy” without going over the top. She designs her projects in the way to inspire, but not intimidate. Jenn is eager to share her creative passions with others and encourage their artistic growth. She currently teaches in person and online classes as well as hosts Art Retreats. You can read more about her, her handsome kitty Mister Harley and wicked cute boyfriend Chris on her blog {creative chick} http://www.shurkus.com/ as well as follow her creative endeavors on Instagram.

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