Christmas Cards in a few steps

September in Sweden and we are already getting warnings about snow in the weather app! Well, in that case you have to make the most of it – namely Christmas cards! This type of card doesn’t take long, just a few steps and quite easy techniques. So get cosy and get cracking on Christmas.

  • Type of project: card
  • Occasion: Christmas
  • Style: CAS
  • Techniques used: watercoloring, ink blending, die cutting
  • Decoration: die cut
  • Main colour: green/red
  • Media used: aquarelle colors, distress inks, ink spray
  • Equipment used: cardstock, stamps, dies, stencil


I recently bought this quite versatile stamp set with a car full of critters that you could put either pumpkins, a Christmas tree or a pile of gifts on top of the car for different occasions. The pile of gifts maybe was meant for birthdays but I think it’s just as suitable for Christmas.

 I put the two stamps together and  brought forth my aquarelle set for coloring. I love coloring. It’s somehow soothing to go over the area again and again deepening shadows and colors.

I also painted the background. Picturing the car going through the woods when the snow started to fall.

When the color was dry I used a stencil to accentuate the fur trees.

I also stained the scene with white ink to make it look like snowy weather.

To finish it if I draw a frame by hand with a black pen and added a die cut stamp in the right corner.

Then I just framed it with some patterned blue paper and put it on a card base. Tada! As simple as that! I’m gonna make more Christmas cards this way!