Montag, 22. September 2014

Day 1 of Penny Black Blog Hop - Christmas Card

Hi there!

Welcome to Day 1 of the blog hop week with Penny Black. You can win an earlier christmas gift so don't forget to scroll down to the instructions. :-)

I want to show you my first christmas card I made this year for the blog hop with Penny Black and  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® . I used a beautiful stamp of Poinsettia from Festive Florals and a Merry Christmas stamp from set Joy Filled from Penny Black and E-Z Dots® Permanent - Refillable and Crafty Foam Tape from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®.

 Here we go, I have a tutorial for you.

1 - I love to create my own backgrounds for cards and layouts. If you also love to create with paint, cut a piece of watercolor paper in 11,7x17,2 cm and use some blue and beige acrylic paint with a sponge to give the background of the card a little bit texture. Splash a little bit with red paint.
2 - Stamp the motife of the Poinsettia twice with a Big Brush Pen.
3 - Cut out a hole motife and only one flower and some leaves and give the middle point some Stickles glitter.
4 - Use  red Neocolor II (or other watercolor paint) to give the flower red color. I only colored one flower.
5 - Make three lines with Washi Tape at the upper right corner in matching colors.
6 - Stamp your text or wish on a white piece of paper and cut it out.

7 - Use Crafty Foam Tape to adhere the text over the washi tape. It gives a nicely 3D effect.
8 - Distress the edges of the text stripe.
9 - Cut out a piece of chipboard twice as large as the card and gives 1mm more on each side. Then use your cutting pad to make a cut at the middle. The chipboard is thick enough not to cut. It will be like a book cover.
10 - Now use washi tape to enclose the folded edge.
11 - Adhere all together with E-Z Dots® Permanent - Refillable.
12 - Punch holes through the chipboards and use a ribbon to close the card. Distress the edges with blue color.

Blog Hop with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Penny Black

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Supplies from  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®

Crafty Foam Tape - white

Crafty Foam Tape - White


Other supplies:
Stamp of Festive Florals and Joy Filled from Penny Black
Watercolor paper
washi tape
Stickles glue
Acrylic paint
watercolor paint

Thanks for visiting! I wish you a nice creative day and a lot of fun with our blog hop week!


  1. Thanks for the tutorial ... it's great. Your card is amazing!

  2. Amazing card - love the pop of red color.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  3. Love your soft watercolors and pops of red....great stamping, too!

  4. Wunderschön ist diese Karte.
    Der Hintergrund ist einfach klasse.

  5. Your card turned out beautiful! I too love to make my own background paper for cards using paint. Great job!


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