Redesigning Designer Paper For Rudolph Days

it’s time for the first 2020 Rudolph Days Challenge, hosted by maureen, where we encourage you to create christmas cards/creations during the last week of every month until November. you only need to submit one entry to be eligible for a generous prize.holly christmas card copyright linda

for my DT card, i used a technique i am calling redesigning designer paper. i wanted to use the taylored expressions holly embossing folder but with something other than a plain background. see below for steps. I finished off the card with impression obsession die cut holly embellishment and a creative expressions die cut sentiment with red cardstock.

photo heavy tutorial:

step 1: choose paper

step 2: emboss
(if lightweight paper is used, avoid cutting through by placing copy paper behind DP)

step 3: choose inks, ink up brayer
(before brayering on paper, brayer on teflon sheet to evenly distribute ink)

step 4: brayer embossed paper with light pressure

step 5: brayer another layer, lightly

step 6 continue, lightly, until you’re happy with colour intensity

step 7: use marker to colour details

step 8: use leftover inks to splatter background

step 9: spritz leftover inks on teflon sheet

step 10: press watercolour paper onto spritzed inks

I’d love to see your creations using this technique. thanks for popping by.

13 thoughts on “Redesigning Designer Paper For Rudolph Days

  1. Wow, such an awesome technique! Can’t wait to try it! Beautiful card for Rudolph Day! Thank you for the inspiration!

  2. Your card is stunning and now I know why! What a great idea to use and recreate design papers this way!
    I am going to give this a try!!!
    Thanks for all your hard work on the Rudolph Days Design Team.

  3. This card is so beautiful Linda! I love how you used your embossing folder on a subtle background pattern paper. I also love the splattered papers too. Such a fun and festive holiday card. Hope you are doing well! Hugs, Brenda

  4. Your card is beautiful Linda! I love the idea of redesigning designer paper. This is amazing. Having the holly and berries raised adds lots of dimension with the pattern in the background from the original DSP. So clever and creative!

  5. You are very creative and I love how you transformed an ordinary piece of paper into a beautiful Christmas themed paper! Great easy-to-learn tutorial and a great resulting card too! NJ!

  6. Beautiful card Linda, love the re-designed paper, great technique, thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Hi Linda

    Long time, no see!

    Love the look of this pretty Rudolph Day card. Great tutorial as well.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  8. Hi Linda,
    Happy Rudolf Days.
    What a very fab tecnique thank you so much for sharing this.
    Love your super card and wonderful design.
    That Christmans Die sentiment is a gorgeous font.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  9. Hi Linda – what a clever technique – and a wonderful card, You clever sausage! Don’t forget to come and play in the Snippets Playground sometime soon. You’ve been missed!


    Di xx

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