A Christmas Card…Seriously.

(collective groan) Yes, this is a Christmas card. I know it is early but I need to get in the holiday mood for an article I am writing so I made a warm up card:

 

I played with some background stamps and I wanted a distressed look so I made a large distressing background stamp with plastic canvas and craft foam. Watch the short video to see how:

This is the background I made in the video:

 

To make the 3-D element on the card I punched 5 scallop circles and folded it in half, then opened them up and folded them in half again and pinched two of the folds together like so:

 

This card is quick enough to mass produce, plus i think the medallion would be cute on a tag or scrapbook page. All of the stamping I did on glassy photo paper with water based markers.

 

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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9 Responses

  1. Love the card and especially the medallion. I think I can make one of those and will be trying it out soon! Thanks for all the tips, techniques and talents you share with us.

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  2. That is such an adorable card….LOVE the affect you did with the scallops!!!!!

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  3. Thank you very much for all the wonders that you show us!

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  4. Great video Lindsay! Love my Mega-mount too! I really need to find me some of those foam blocks. I love the textures you make with them!

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  5. Hi there Lindsay me again and another great idea to play with – just letting you know I tried your watercolour markers method over at my blog and linked over to you today – thanks for all your brilliant sharing, Shaz in Oz.x

    http://calligraphycards-shazinoz.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/woyww-mm-comes-around-so-fast-yep.html

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  6. Great card Lindsay, love all your backgrounds. Glad you showed a bag of bath blocks, I never knew what I was looking for before.

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  7. That’s amazing. The background looks gorgeous. And the video is very helpful. Where can i get The Dollar tree?

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    • the dollar tree is a nationwide dollar store in the US (although I’d love a dollar tree growing in my backyard ha ha!

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