Heat Emboss Resist and Distress Ink Smooshing | Slimline Christmas Card Backgrounds

Happy Holidays Friends! It's not too late to start making some cards. Even if you just make a couple for those extra special people in your life, there is still plenty of time. Today, I'm sharing a couple of slimline Christmas cards that feature a fun but easy background technique that involves Heat Embossing and Distress Ink Smooshing. All you need is a stamp, white embossing powder and some of your favorite Distress Ink colors.

Joy Slimline Christmas Cards by Juliana Michaels featuring Heat Embossing and Distress Ink Smooshing with the Scrapbook.com Slimline Christmas Foliage Stamp and Slimline Snowflake Stamp

To create the background on this first card, I used the Scrapbook.com Slimline Christmas Foliage Stamp. Also, keep in mind that this technique can be used with any background stamp, so you aren't limited to just slimline cards here! 

I stamped the image using Versamark Embossing Ink onto a piece of Distress Watercolor paper trimmed to 3.5 x 8.5 inches. I covered it with white embossing powder, tapped off the excess and then heat embossed it. Now it's time for the Distress Inks. The colors I used here are Chipped Sapphire, Prized Ribbon, Seedless Preserves, Victorian Velvet and Antique Linen. I smooshed each ink pad onto my craft mat, spritzed them with water. I then spritzed my paper with some water and then smoosed it into the ink. Next, I used a heat gun to dry the ink and then repeated the ink smooshing until I was pleased with the look of things.

Joy Slimline Christmas Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Heat Embossing and Distress Ink Smooshing with the Scrapbook.com Slimline Christmas Foliage Stamp

With the background completed, I layered it onto a piece of white cardstock die cut using the largest die from the Scrapbook.com Nested Stitched Scalloped Rectangles. I then trimmed my background paper to fit just inside the stitched area of the die cut. To complete the card base, I layered everything onto a piece of dark blue paper from the Scrapbook.com Slimline Jewels Paper Pad.


The sentiment on this card is from the Waffleflower Oversized Joy Die and Stamp Set. I die cut the word from gold metallic paper, then layered it onto a piece of white cardstock. The sentiment was stamped onto black cardstock with embossing ink and then heat embossed with white embossing powder.

For the final touch, I adhered some gold pearls from Pinkfresh Studio using Distress Collage Medium.


Now onto the second card. Here I used the Scrapbook.com Slimline Snowflakes Stamp Set and the exact same technique that I used on the first card. The only thing I changed up was the color combination I used for the Distress Inks. On this card, I used Peacock Feathers, Salvaged Patina, Iced Spruce and Rustic Wilderness.

Joy Slimline Christmas Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Heat Embossing and Distress Ink Smooshing with the Scrapbook.com Slimline Snowflake Stamp

For the base I used a piece of paper from the Scrapbook.com Slimline Cools Paper Pad. I love that I was able to just flip through my various pads and find just the right color to coordinate with the inked background!


The sentiment is once again from the Waffleflower Oversized Joy Die and Stamp Set, but this time I die cut if from silver metallic paper. I then finished the card off with some silver pearls from Pinkfresh Studio.


Thanks so much for stopping by today and checking out my Joy Slimline Christmas Cards featuring Heat Embossing and Distress Ink Smooshing with the Scrapbook.com Slimline Christmas Foliage and Slimline Snowflake Stamps.

Joy Slimline Christmas Cards by Juliana Michaels featuring Heat Embossing and Distress Ink Smooshing with the Scrapbook.com Slimline Christmas Foliage Stamp and Slimline Snowflake Stamp

Finished Card Size: 3.5 x 8.5 inches

Supplies

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