Saturday, January 9, 2021

First Christmas Cards for 2021 with Distress Blending

 Every year I am determined to make Christmas cards each month so that I have them completely finished by October. I succeeded at this a couple of years ago, and I am going to try to do it again this year.

I made 10 cards of this same design with a new to me stamp from Magenta. I love this Swirly Poinsettia. Although it's large, I think it would also be pretty on tags.

I started by blending Distress Oxide colors onto panels of 80# cardstock using the Magenta Square Silhouette stencil. I love the deckle edges this stencil has.

I blended some of the squares using one color, and others using multiple colors.

After doing all of the blendings, I flicked water onto each one so there would be droplets. I left them to dry for awhile. All of the panels have these 6 colors shown.

I stamped each square with Versamark ink and embossed them with gold or silver embossing powder.

I cut each panel with The Greetery Crimped Frame die and added the Magenta sentiment Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I selected coordinating colors of cardstock for mats and mounted each onto a 110# Neenah Solar White base card.

Magenta Products used:

Other Products used:
Distress Oxide inks:
Candied Apple, Rustic Wilderness,
Mermaid Lagoon, Picked Raspberry,
Seedless Preserves, Speckled Egg,
Ranger Gold Embossing powder
JudiKins Silver Embossing powder
Versamark Ink
Neenah Solar White 80# & 110# cardstock
Various colored cardstock for mats


  1. Beautiful Dianne and a great way to build your stash for Christmas. I need to start making some duplicates. I love seeing your examples :)

    1. Thanks so much Christine! I really appreciate it.

  2. This is a beautiful card Dianne and I'm excited to see that you are already starting on your 2021 Christmas cards. I need to follow your example.

  3. I'm so happy to be the recipient of one of these beautiful cards. Merry Christmas I hope you and your family have a healthy 2022 ♥

    1. Thanks so much Christine! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family as well. Stay healthy and safe.


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