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Petal Point Christmas Cards Made Easy!

by | October 24th, 2016 | Comments Off on Petal Point Christmas Cards Made Easy!

I happen to really enjoy being able to cut spending costs during the holiday gift-giving season!  ColorBox® Pigment Petal Point Inks and a few other really inexpensive supplies have helped me do just that!  With three kiddos, these type of easy, cost-saving projects become a real bonus! I created these super easy Christmas cards that took minimal effort to make. They are easily duplicated, and the design possibilities are endless!

Christmas Cards Made Easy - Create easily duplicated watercolor Christmas cards using minimal supplies! Featuring ColorBox Pigment Petal Point!

Create easily duplicated watercolor Christmas cards using minimal supplies! Featuring ColorBox Pigment Petal Point!

I chose to use the fun and very versatile Petal Point Pigment Inks as watercolor as well as traditionally for stamping and embossing.

Colorbox Petal Point pigment ink winter easyily duplicated handmade Christmas cards by Suzanne Austin

Beginning with a piece of watercolor paper (cut to size and folded), I lightly  spritz the card base with water in the area I wish to apply ink.  I used a paintbrush (direct to pad) to pick up some color from this very beautiful palette and created a watercolor background.

Colorbox Petal Point pigment ink winter easyily duplicated handmade Christmas cards! Check out the tutorial by Suzanne Austin

Once I’m happy with the background, I give it a few flicks from my paintbrush and heat set dry.  It’ll look something like this; each background will likely be unique.

Learn easy, fun techniques for making easily duplicated Christmas cards! Check out Suzanne's tutorial!

Now the card is ready for stamping!  I picked a really simple design with the aid of our new 1″ Wood Mounted “Snowflake” Stamp and a greeting stamp (using the same Petal Point Pads!)!  Once I’ve finished stamping my design, I cover with ColorBox® Clear Embossing Powder and heat set dry.  I hope you didn’t blink because this card is finished!!

Colorbox Petal Point pigment ink winter easyily duplicated handmade Christmas cards by Suzanne Austin

 

Like I said, these are easily duplicated and very cost and time effective.  Are you ready to give this simple card-making idea a go?  We would love for you to share your ideas on how to make holiday gift-giving easier too!

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About Suzanne Austin

Hi!  My name is Suzanne Austin.  I’m a SAHM of 3 kiddos living on the Gulf Coast in Alabama.  I’ve been married to my wonderful husband for 17 years and counting!  I began scrapping shortly after the birth of our son, and like most haven’t looked back!  It wasn’t hard to become completely immersed in scrapbooking-the process, the art, the design-I am still in awe of the talent that’s showcased in this industry.  My style is pretty versatile (and still ever evolving), but I tend to lean toward the mixed-media and inky side of scrapping.  My motto: Just do it!  I love experimentation with new ideas and techniques. I tend jump in head first-no regrets. I love the enrichment (and therapy :D) this hobby has to lend.  I’m beyond excited to rub elbows with our talented Creative Team for yet another term! 

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