Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Shabby Christmas Card

Hi my dear Die-Namites Friends.

It's Susanne today and I like to share my challenge inspiration today. I made a shabby Christmas card and you'll find a step by step tutorial when you scroll down. 

Take part in our December Challenge! As always you can win a 25$ gift coupon for the online store! This is our photo inspiration for you:

I used the Holly Branch on my card. 
Holly Branch

Here are the step by step instructions:

Cover some brown textured cardstock with a thin layer of gesso. I used paper from the DCWV 16" x 20" Neutrals Premium Cardstock Stack. Let it dry.

Cut two "Holly Branches" from white cardstock and texture them with a stamp. I used the old book page stamp from Rubber Dance.

Add some texture to the background as well. I used the postcard stamp from Rubber Dance.

 Cut the basic shape. I used a stiched rectangle die.

Add some brown color to the background. I used the Chocolate Gelato. You can blend the Gelatos with a wet baby wipe.
Color the berries of the "Holly Branch". I used a red Neocolor II watercolor crayon.

Adhere the branches and add some olive green splatters for more interest. I mixed some Neocolor II to get the right color.

Use some Fran-tage Embossing Enamel for some bling. I used the chunky white and the aged silver. Distress the edges of the paper and add it to your card base (I used a white card base).

Here are some more detailed Images:

I used some silver embossing powder for the sentimen (which comes also from Rubber Dance) and added some red twine with staples.

I hope you like my card.Have fun with your Christmas crafts and don't forget about my discount code to save 15% on your next order in the Die-Namites online store. Use "susanne15" during checkout.
I have a stamp giveaway on my blog, hope to see you there. xx Susanne.

Dies from Die-Namites:

Stamps from Rubber Dance (save 15% in the Rubber Dance online store using the code "susanne2015"):
Old Book Page
Cozy Christmas

Other Supplies:
Neocolor II
white/ brown cardstock
Fran-tage Embossing enamel

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