Colorful Christmas Tree Card with Distress Oxides!

The holiday atmosphere really inspires me to start creating Christmas-themed cards! It's better to start making them early before the big celebration with our loved ones, right?

For this cardmaking tip, I'll show you a super creative distress oxides idea! Let's create lovely and colorful Christmas trees to perfectly capture the spirit of the holidays with our cards!

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The materials that you'll need are the following: card stock, distress oxides, cellophane or any plastic sheet, craft knife, scissors, and some dimension dots.

Read the Step-by-Step Guide Below:

Step 1

We'll start by creating a DIY stencil with a cellophane or a plastic sheet. Using a craft knife, just carefully cut out a little Christmas tree shape. Remember not to make any unwanted cuts on the outside part or negative side of the sheet because we will be using it as a stencil.

You can of course also use a paper for this DIY stencil, but I prefer a plastic one so I can easily clean it, store it, and reuse it for next time.

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Step 2

Now, choose three colors of distress oxides. Make sure you choose ones that are just subtle and complement each other.
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Step 3

Place your stencil on top of the card and start inking it up with a mix of the three distress oxides. As you can see, I'm not putting on too much color.

Keep moving the tree stencil around and continue the inking process until you create a lovely cluster of colorful forest!

Step 4

Once you've added them all in as seen below, you can add more details by putting some more trees behind. This time, make the colors even lighter so they act as sort of a shadow.

Step 5

What we'll do now is get a separate piece of paper and create a more solid tree with darker colors.
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Cut them out with a scissor and ink the edges to make sure it has a fuller appearance.
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Step 6

We will then adhere these new trees with some pop up dots to make it stand out more. Place them on the foreground of your card.

Isn't that amazing? It really stands out and gives the tree cluster more life!

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All you have to do now is add your preferred sentiment and you have a card perfect for Christmas!

It's such an easy technique that uses basic materials but creates a gorgeous card design!


Happy cardmaking!

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