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!

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.


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


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


  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!


  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


  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.


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


    • 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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