If you have a lot of people to send or give Christmas cards to, this is a fun one to make, that doesn’t take much time. I love the look of alcohol inks on yupo, a durable synthetic paper that is also eco-friendly.
I used a plain white card measuring 5 x 6 1/2 for the base. I cut a piece of yupo just slightly smaller, so there would be a small white edge around the card when assembled. I randomly dropped three colors of alcohol inks on the yupo – currant, red pepper and cranberry. I then slowly tilted the card in different directions, allowing the colors to move. I then went back and dropped more color on top of the first colors, and moved a little more. You can also try to flick smaller drops onto the page. Set aside to let dry for a few minutes. After dry, if you still aren’t satisfied, you can still add more ink.
Next, using the Tree of Joy die from Penny Black, cut out the tree on white cardstock using your Sizzix or other die cut machine.
When your yupo piece is dry, adhere the die to the middle. I used a thin glue pen, but other adhesives could also be used. Good luck getting your cards done!