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DIY Christmas Card using Texture Paste and Distress Inks

Posted by Laurel Beard

Learn how to create a fun and textured Christmas card using Ranger Texture Paste and Tim Holtz Distress Inks!

Hi there! Today, I am here to show you how to make an easy textured Christmas card! I am using some of my favorite products today! Here is what you will need:

Tim Holtz Layer Stencil: Poinsettia (you can also use the FESTIVE stencil)

Ranger Texture Paste

Palette Knife

Distress Ink (Festive Berries, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron)

Blending tool

Water Spritzer

Watercolor Cardstock

White pigment ink

Place the stencil on top of your cardstock (I used watercolor cardstock but you could probably use regular cardstock if you'd like) and spread the Texture Paste over the stencil like you would ice a cake! Ensure the stencil is completely covered with the texture paste. Carefully remove the stencil from the paper and run it and your palette knife (you can also use a plastic knife, or an old gift card to spread the paste) under warm water immediately. Don't allow the paste to try or it will be a bugger to get off!!!! Set aside your card panel to dry.

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Once the panel is dry, apply distress ink over the top of the paste in whatever colors you like. The colors I used are linked above. I used a round blending tool to blend the inks... I used distress inks but you can use any inks you'd like. I used distress inks because I love the colors and I love how the blend together, especially when activated with water (coming up next).

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Spritz the panel with water to help blend the inks. I also added a few flicks of white paint as well.

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Lastly, I adhered it to a red card panel and stamped the sentiment onto the same red cardstock with white pigment ink and adhered it to the card panel! Done and done!!! A fun Christmas card.. If you wanted to speed along the process, you could omit the texture paste and just blend the inks directly thru the stencil. Thanks so very much for stopping by today! :)

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