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Holiday DIY Cards: Simple and Non-Traditional

by | December 7th, 2016 | Comments Off on Holiday DIY Cards: Simple and Non-Traditional
 Simple Holiday Cards with Non-Traditional Colors, Jenn Shurkus. Check out her handy tutorial featuring ColorBox Petal Point!

Hello Everyone! Jenn Shurkus here sharing with you how you can create some simple holiday DIY cards with non-traditional colors using Colorbox® Pigment Petal Point® Inkpads (Pinwheel), Clear Embossing Powder.

These holiday DIY cards will be easy to replicate and surprise your friends with the rainbow color scheme.

Make a simple, holiday DIY cards with non-traditional colors, using ColorBox Petal Point! Here's Jenn Shurkus' simple tutorial!

Supplies Used for Making Non-Traditional Holiday DIY Cards:

How to make simple holiday DIY cards using ColorBox Petal Point! Tutorial by Jenn Shurkus:

Step 1: Cut 6 strips of cardstock to be 4.25″ x 1″. Arrange small stamps on an acrylic block to be your background pattern

Step 2: Using Pigment: ColorBox® Petal Point® Stamp each strip of paper, each strip will be a different color, and you will do a rainbow color scheme.

Note: If you want to make many of these cards, cut the strips of paper after you have stamped each color. So do one sheet of cardstock with red stamps, one with orange etc. Also if you wanted more traditional holiday colors you of course could swap out the rainbow colors.

Learn how to make your own holiday DIY cards with non-traditional colors! Here's Jenn's tutorial:

Step 3: Stamp your main image on watercolor cardstock with pigment ink and heat emboss and with clear Colorbox® Embossing Powder.

Note: I like to eat emboss my image when watercoloring, as it helps hold the water and color in when I am painting.

Step 4: Stamp your sentiment in pigment ink heat emboss with clear Colorbox® Embossing Powder.

Checkkout Jenn Shurkus' tutorial for making simple holiday DIY cards with non-traditional colors!

Step 5: Stamp the main image again, but this time on a die-cut circle above the sentiment.

How to make simple holiday DIY cards using ColorBox Petal Point! Here's Jenn's handy tutorial:

Step 6: Color your image on the watercolor cardstock with watercolor pencils. You can see here in the image, I like to take my waterbrush to the tip of the pencil to pick up the color. I find I have more control that way

Step 7: Fussy cut out your main image and adhere over the stamped image on the die-cut circle.

Step 8: Adhere your background strips on the card front in rainbow order.

Step 9: Using foam adhesive adhere the die-cut circle to your card.

Simple Holiday DIY Cards with Non-Traditional Colors by Jenn Shurkus Featuring ColorBox Petal Point

I always try to make a few holiday cards with non-traditional colors. It really surprises my friends and puts a smile on their face! It’s a busy time of year, but I encourage you to set aside some creative time create some handmade greetings!

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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