‘The Making Of A Card’ Festive Series #4 Minimalistic Card In 5 Easy Steps

‘The Making Of A Card’ Festive Series #4 is a minimalistic card made in 5 easy steps.


If, like me, you don’t have a huge array of tools at your disposal, this card is a great. All you need is some cardstock, a frame die of your choice (optional), one distress ink with a blending tool, an acrylic block, a stamp, embossing ink and powder, a heat gun and double sided tape. If using a die you obviously need a die cut machine also, but otherwise just cut straight edges, and if your have any corner trimmers you could use those as well.


You can watch the whole process in the video above, but here are the five steps.           Step 1: Cut two pieces of cardstock to size (the larger ‘frame’ size and a smaller one for the middle, using either a die set or a trimmer or scissors.

Step 2 : Using Distress Ink (or another blendable ink of your choice), and a blending tool, blend the ink to cover the largest piece of cardstock.

Step 3 : Using an embossing ink, stamp your desired image/sentiment on to the smaller piece of card.

Step 4 : Cover stamped images with embossing powder of choice, tap off excess and heat emboss using a heat gun.

Step 5: With an adhesive of your choice (I used double sided tape) attach the two pieces together and then attach to a blank card.


This card can be made in under 10 minutes. Quick and easy!

Don’t forget to check out this and more videos on my Youtube channel and drop by my Etsy shop to grab a card of your own! Links in sidebar. →

❀ Thanks for dropping by and I hope you have a wild & lovely day! ❀

Interested in any of the products used? I have listed some of the places I have found them here for you : )

Poppy Crafts A4 Premium Cardstock – White

Mama Elephant Creative Cuts – Peek A Frame

Sizzix Big Shot

Fiskars Cutting Mat-9″X12″

Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool

Distress Ink Mini (I used Chipped Sapphire)

Tonic Studios Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

Crafters Choice Wonderland Stamp Set

Crafters Choice New Traditions Stamp Set

Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad

Hero Arts Embossing Powder – Silver Sparkle

Universal Crafts Heat Gun





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