Sunday 6 October 2019

Merry Textured Christmas to you

Hi There,
Today I have created some colourful Christmas Cards 
featuring the Merry Christmas to you die from Paper Rose.

The techniques I have used for the die cut sentiments 
& backgrounds have resulted in textured & glowing cards.

I had fun creating a lot of coloured backgrounds on Yupo Paper 
with various Alcohol Inks including Gold Metallic.
I ran these backgrounds through my Big Shot with different embossing folders.
I lightly sanded the texture before rubbing Art Alchemy wax with my finger over the raised surface.

I die cut these bright backgrounds with the Merry Christmas to you die.
I applied these to a white similar embossed card base matching up the patterning.
The angled die cuts meant I had extra pieces of coloured card to frame the sentiment.

I matted this card on an Inky Antics Paper Background. The colours matched perfectly.
This technique could easily be reproduced using those fabulous papers, 
or the Arty Love Collection.  I am definitely going to try that out.

The 'to you' die was cut from coordinating papers for each card.

For this card I added Small Stitched Stars diecuts cut from gold cardstock.
Matted on a green & gold sprayed background from my stash.
Light rubbing of the gold wax to highlight the texture on the white embossed card.

Hope this gives you a few ideas for trying some textured backgrounds with your die cutting.
Also a bold diecut is the perfect way to use those really unusual or bright papers
that you are having difficulty adding to your projects.
Cheers,    Deb Adams


  1. I love these Cards can you tell me what type of spray you use I haven't used them before.

  2. Hi Jenny. I have actually used Alcohol inks & Alcohol ink Pearls dripped onto Yupo Paper for these cards. Search Tim Holtz Alcohol inks to find out more. This could also be done with spray inks. I use lots of varieties of these. Glimmer mist, Colour shine, Lindys stamp gang all give cool effects. Mix them up. I realize now you are asking about that background which I sprayed. I spray a whole heap of backgrounds at once. Usually onto thick card or old packaging. This one has a mixture of Colour shine (Heidi Swapp) Mint & Citron & splatters of gold Color Bloom (Empress Gold). Leave sit to air dry & pick out your favourites to use for backgrounds. Use the others for die cut sentiments etc. Hope this helps.