Hi friends! Lien here and I'm back with a fun inking technique that makes a quick 15 minute Christmas card. As always I'll have a video tutorial linked below as well!

For this card I started out by die cutting the Tree Confetti Cuts out of Clairefontaine DCP 250 gsm cardstock. Any thicker cardstock that can take ink well will work for this! Now to add color to these pieces I made sure they were held in place on my worksurface. I do this by putting a strip of painters tape sticky side up on my work surface and taping the edges down. Just place your die cuts on the sticky tape and you can get started!

I used 4 different ink cubes to add color to these die cuts. I'm just lightly pressing the ink cubes straight onto the paper. By doing this you stamp the texture of the felt ink pad onto the paper and it gives a gorgeous texture! I work from lightest to darkest ink here so I don't cross-contaminate my ink pads. I started out with Iced Aqua then moved on to Lime Green and RC Aqua and finally added some Avocado ink by Reverse Confetti.

To put this card together I propped up a white panel onto a piece of cardboard (this is a really great option to add dimension to a large area without adding too much weight, cardboard is lighter than stacked pieces of thick cardstock) using some liquid adhesive. I also added dimension to the pieces of the tree with foam tape and adhered them down a little wonkily for some added "character". For my sentiment I used the Layered Peace confetti cuts. I die cut the shadow layer twice from thick white cardstock and once from gold holographic cardstock and stacked 3 white scripty die cuts on top of that. I adhered them together with liquid adhesive. As baubles on the tree I used gold pearl embellishments.

If you'd like to see how I made this card plus a fun matching envelope, please watch the video below! Thank you so much for visiting!