Stationery - Chiswick

Modern Colour blocked Christmas card.

Posted on 17 Nov 2014

I love making quick and easy Christmas cards. And with the range of Chiswick inks it really is so easy, even the kids can join in the fun. For this modern version of a Christmas card I used the inks directly to paper to create and fun and beautiful colour blocked effect.
xmas card

It really took me ten minutes to make this card,and I simply love the effect achieved. Here’s how i created the background effect
step 1
Select 3-5 colours of ink pads from the Chiswick range – I used a selection of Pearlescent and Dye ink pads.
Place the ink pads on your white cardstock and apply pressure to get a coloured square. Ten move onto the next colour
of ink pad overlapping colours as you go along.
step 1

step 2
Immediately after “stamping” the ink onto your cardstock, apply a layer of clear embossing powder over the ink squares.
step 2

step 3
Heat set the clear embossing powder using your Chiswick heat gun. Remember that once the powder turns shiny it is done.
step 3

The embossing creates a shiny dimensional look making the colours more vibrant.
detail 4

For my focal point I stamped a Christmas bauble in a multicolored ink pad and raised it using foam squares for dimension. A baker’s twine bow finishes off  the top of the bauble nicely against a diamante strip.
detail 3

Some sewing around the edges of my card adds a nice finishing touch as well as texture. See the texture of the embossing and the interesting effect created by overlapping the ink pad colours? Love it!
detail 2

A quick ten minute Christmas card in a few easy steps.
And a list of the products i used from Chiswick
Assorted foam squares sb4430
Pearlescent Ink Pad – Brown rs3350
Pearlescent Ink Pad – Black rs3365
Pearlescent Ink Pad – Green rs3325
Dye Ink Pad- Red rs3291
Heat gun cr1350
Plastic Bone folder cr1200
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Written by Jowilna Nolte

Creating can be a wonderful journey and therapy making sense of things where life cannot, and I have tuned my life into this philosophy.