Create a Card – October 1st

Hi Everyone!

Lately we’ve been making a few cards for upcoming events and it seems I’m stuck in a Christmas theme already!  For this week’s create a card I pulled out my new Tim Holtz Christmas blueprints stamp and some gold foil card stock (love it) to make my card.





  • Archival Ink – black
  • Versamark Ink
  • Black Embossing powder (not shown)
  • Heat gun (not shown)
  • Tim Holtz Christmas Blueprint stamps
  • Hero Arts stamp set “Very Merry Christmas”
  • Distress Markers(fired brick, pine needles, mustard seed, barn door)
  • Waterbrush
  • Watercolor paper (card panel)
  • Gold foil cardstock (card base)

close up of the distress marker watercoloring:




  1. Black heat emboss the poinsettia image onto the watercolor panel
  2. color image lightly with the distress markers *I didn’t colour in entire sections but rather outlined certain areas as the water brush will blend and extend the colour)
  3. Use water brush to ‘paint’ the image which will blend and extend the color
  4. let dry or heat set
  5. stamp greeting with Archival ink
  6. Adhere panel to gold foil card base
  7. Done!

Happy Stamping!


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