It really doesn’t get much easier than this card. If you use a pre-made card base, there is absolutely no measuring on this card thanks to the Tim Holtz Christmas Past Paper Stash! If you have used a Tim Holtz Paper Stash you already know that several pages in the collection have patterns printed in several popular papercraft sizes. This card takes advantage of those pages.
Begin by inking the edges of the front of the card. A few splatters of water will create water spots on the ink that will add a bit of aging.
The green background block is an ATC sized printed piece. Simply cut the piece out, ink the edges and adhere it to the card front. Add a bit of machine stitching if desired. Next, cut out one of the border strips with the word “Greetings” on it. Ink the edges, adhere it to the card front, trim the ends along the edge of the card, and add some stitching. To complete the phrase, use Alpha Tiles to add the word “Seasons”. To add a bit of a distressed effect to the tiles, sand the edges before adhering them.
A bit of Crinkle Ribbon colored with Distress Inks tied around the top of the card in a simple blow adds a soft texture.
Finish the card with metal Festive Foliage pieces. To give the pieces color, simply color them with alcohol ink markers like Copics. To give the colored pieces a bit of shine and to seal the ink, tap clear embossing in directly onto the metal and cover with clear embossing powder. Heat the powder to melt it. Adhere the flowers to the card front using brads.
So simple, so easy, and all with no measuring! It can’t get much easier than that!