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If you find yourself short of time this year it's easier than you think to make quick Christmas cards.
Combine stencilling and ink blending for simple card fronts. Or use up left over backgrounds from your stash.
Add a large Christmas sentiment with some die cutting and you have the ingredients for a card. Quick but effective!
And if you cut all your card bases in advance it's a speedy and simple process to assemble your cards. What's not to like!
So, let's get started......
Before starting your cards check out your card sizes and layers
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The set of cards was created with the Peace, Love and Joy stencil from My Favorite Things (MFT) Stamps.
Create multiple card fronts by stencilling with a blend of Distress inks. I used cracked pistachio, mermaid lagoon and wilted violet distress oxide inks.
It's amazing how quickly you can get a production line going!
I also used a combination of squeezed lemonade, wild honey and abandoned coral distress oxide inks for a alternative look.
After completing a pile of stencilled card fronts trim to size and mount onto mirror card and fun foam before adhering to a top fold card base.
These quick Christmas cards were created with the snowflake stencil from Tonic Studios.
For the ink blending I used tumbled glass and shaded lilac distress oxide inks. A soft combination of colours.
Add a simple strip sentiment. These were stamped with Encore silver pigment ink for speed instead of my usual heat embossing. To complete the icy look the panels were mounted onto textured card from Tonic Studios.
My favourite inky backgrounds are those created with the ink smooshing technique as each one is completely different.
If you haven't any in your stash don't worry they are quick and easy to make.
Spray each inked background with shimmer spray for a Christmasy feel.
I make up my own with a mix of water and Perfect Pearls from Ranger in a spray bottle.
Allow to dry before stamping the sentiments. Use a heat gun to speed up the process.
For the ink smooshed backgrounds I used the Peace on Earth sentiment from Mama Elephant. This is a wonderful stamp set that has five smaller sentiments suitable for the inside of the card and two small dove stamps.
Layer each background onto a mirror card layer before mounting onto the card base.
My next set of quick Christmas cards uses a sentiment from Honey Bee stamp with a coordinating die.
Layer the stamped and die cut background onto to a plain white card as this keep the pretty scalloped die cut as the focal point of the card.
My final cards use the same sentiment. This time die cut with the Wonky Stitched Rectangle die from My Favorite Things (MFT).
The panel was glued onto copper metallic card and fun foam before mounting onto a card base.