Monday, November 5, 2012

Design Day at Jaded Blossom

Hello Everyone! Today is my first day as guest designer for 
Jaded Blossom, I'm so very excited to be here and show you a 
Christmas card I made.

I used red cardstock from my stash, the frame is cut out on the silhouette, for the sentiment and the tree I used the Christmas wishes set. The sentiment and boarder from the Curly everyday borders set is embossed on the Curly label die with a couple red shiny brads for detail. For the Christmas Tree I stamped Versamark ink on photo paper, dried it with my heat gun and then covered the entire thing in Memento Cottage Ivy.

Here's a photo tutorial of the Christmas tree process

Start off with a 3x4 piece of white photo paper, the cheap stuff from Costco works great!
(Don't use Kodak premium picture paper high gloss, it would not set)

Stamp the image onto the paper with Versamark ink 
(it must be Versamark, I tried others and again they would not set properly)

Then dry with a heat gun or hair dryer
(its dries very quickly!)

Then just take your ink pad and start rubbing it over the entire thing.

The more ink you rub on the more defined the image will be and
 to get it back to shiny just rub it with a old clean rag.

It's really easy, quick and beautiful.
Thank you and have a great week!


  1. What a great technique! I love the way this turned out! Very pretty! :0)

  2. This is so pretty, I'll definitely have to try that!

  3. Beautiful! I love the way this turned out and have to give this a try! Thanks so much for sharing your technique - it really is gorgeous!

  4. Wow what a great technique! I love how it looks. I will have to try it out for sure!!!

  5. OMgosh that is so Cool. Thank you so much Dottie for giving us a quick tutorial, seriously awesome and your card is so Beautiful

  6. this is very cool !!! sooo pretty !! and you did a tutorial ! you rocked it girl ! thank you !!!

  7. great tutorial!! Love your card!

    Kim :)

  8. What a great tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful project :O)

    Jenny ~ Jaded Blossom DT

  9. I found your blog through Jaded Blossom. Love your card. The tree is so creative, thank you so much for the step by step instructions.

    Allie at


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