Happy Wednesday, crafty friends! It’s another miserable, rainy day here, but I am snuggled up in my blanket as I write this right now, so happy that I can just stay inside. I am really hoping to put the finishing touches on my holiday decorating today. My tree is still bare and the Christmas houses aren’t up. Great tasks for a cold and rainy day.
I am just about done with my holiday cards, though, and that always feels great to scratch off an item from the to-do list. Today I wanted to share one of my favorite cards of this season… A lovely Distress Christmas card, filled with wonderful Tim Holtz stamps, inks, and dies, that I made this week for the Ranger Ink Projects Page.
I adore the large sentiments in the Doodle Greetings stamp sets, and picked out my favorite holiday greeting for this fun card today. The large size of the fonts make them perfect for focal images on card designs, and I love when a card needs only a sentiment and not much else to make it really pop. Great for mass-producing, or for when you’re a bit pressed for time, like around the holidays.
I did some masking on the central panel to leave an opening for the sentiment, and then stamped a design around the edge for a bit of extra interest, and I do really love the framework that creates. There’s lots of inking, of course, with a bit of water coloring mixed in. A pair of pine boughs and a big bow at the bottom finish the design.
As always, I’ve got the complete step-by-step tutorial for this project up on the Ranger Ink website, if you’d like to learn more.
Stay warm and safe and dry today, my friends! And thanks so much for stopping by!
The supplies I’ve used are linked below:
Idea-ology Naturals Red/Cream Trimmings