Clean and Simple Holiday Card + Video Tutorial!

by Laurie Willison

Hello, crafty friends! It's Laurie here today. I am stopping by with a quick and simple holiday card.  I'm currently sitting here typing this post with holiday music on. I can hear you… you think I'm crazy. Well, I might be… but I am so ready for the holidays! I thought I would share a quick and easy holiday card with one of my favorite sets – Bountiful Branch Stamp Set.

Altenew BountifulBranch LaurieWillison3This card is just as easy as it looks.  First, I heat embossed the sentiment from the set in the center of the card. The shine from the gold embossing powder is perfect for holiday cards.

Altenew BountifulBranch LaurieWillison2jpgI used some gorgeous Altenew inks to create this holly branch.  The light pinks and reds in the Tea Party Ink Set, along with the green inks from Green Fields Ink Set are my most favorite for holiday colors.

Altenew BountifulBranch LaurieWillison1Lastly, I added some water to the Sterling Silver watercolor from the Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan Set and spritzed the front of my card with a paintbrush to add in some shine.

You can see how I made this quick card by watching the video below or watch it in HD on Altenew's YouTube channel.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you got inspired by my clean and simple holiday card!


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Delia Wilkes November 3, 2019 - 10:35 AM

Absolutely beautiful card. Love the simplicity of the design. Gorgeous❤️

Patt H. November 3, 2019 - 10:43 AM

Thanks so much for sharing this gorgeous card, Laurie! I love the simplicity & bright colors. The tip on layering the fronts to the card base is awesome. I’ll be using that on my next card!

Lagene November 3, 2019 - 10:55 AM

Awesome CAS card! Thanks for all the layering tips!

Mamaw Cindy November 3, 2019 - 11:10 AM

Gorgeous card, I have been listening to Christmas music to. So no I don’t think your crazy at all.

Deborah November 3, 2019 - 4:32 PM

Love this! Going to try this afternoon I’m hosting a workshop soon for all occasion cards including holidaycars is a perfect example of a simple card. Love it

Michele W November 3, 2019 - 5:02 PM

Love your clean and simple holiday card! It would be a perfect one to mass produce. Thanks for sharing and for the tips about lining up the stamp layers, especially the leaves.

Tracie Pond Designs November 4, 2019 - 11:01 AM

Super pretty, Laurie!

lizbechtel69 November 5, 2019 - 9:07 AM

This is a beautiful card! Elegant and so clean!


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