In the beginning was Christmas cards… At least for me. That’s why and where I started my cardmaking evolution about almost twenty years ago. Since then I’ve done Christmas cards all over the year just to finish them in time. But this year I’m late! Or what do you think? Have you started yet? Let me show you the first Christmas card of the year!
- Type of project: tag
- Occasion: Christmas
- Style: whimsical
- Techniques used: ink blending, die cutting
- Decoration: ribbons
- Main colour: pink
- Media used: alcohol based markers, distress oxide
- Equipment used: cardstock, stamps, dies, stencil
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In fact it’s not a card! It’s a tag to be specific. And it’s not even red, green or wintry blue or any of the classic Christmas colors – it’s pink! But I fell for the cute flamingo stamp from Stamping Bella so it felt natural to color match the rest of the card.
I inked up the stencil with distress oxide.
Then I painted the poinsettia, twigs and text die (it says merry Christmas in Swedish) with the same alcohol based markers as I colored the stamp.
I put some ribbon and snowflake shaped lace on top of the tag. Easy peasy! I loved making this card. Often this early in the year I’ve noticed that I choose less classic styles, motives and colors to later on in the fall when it gets dark they get more traditionally christmasy.
How do you go about your cardmaking for Christmas? Feel free to tell us or show us your first batch of the year in TPC magazine Facebookgroup!
Karin Åslund is from Sweden. Karin has been writing for TPC since 2020. Karin started paper crafting in 2005 and she makes cards, mini albums and do some Art Journaling. Her paper projects are often made in traditional Vintage or in a Whimsical style.