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Distress Ink Watercolor DIY Greeting Card

By: Cathy Parlitsis from Stamps and Scrapbooks
Distress Ink Watercolor DIY Greeting Card
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You don't have to be an Artist to create this Distress Ink Watercolor DIY Greeting Card! With a few simple supplies, you can make homemade greeting cards for someone feel special and loved. To make this card, uses an embossing folder, distress ink, crinkle ribbon and embellishments to create a card for any occasion. Learn how to make a greeting card that you can give to a loved one on a birthday or during the holiday season. The pretty colors and meaningful sentiment make this card a true standout. Paper crafts can be fun for anyone to make, so don't be afraid to step outside of the box and try something new.

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Primary TechniqueGeneral Paper Crafting

Project or Page SizeCard

Type of Paper UsedCardstock

Materials List

  • Watercolor Cardstock
  • White Shimmer Cardstock
  • Purple Cardstock
  • Broken China and Dusty Concord Distress Inks
  • Sizzix Playful Embossing Folder
  • Sizzix Kitchen Label Dies
  • Tim Holtz Good Thoughts Stamp Set
  • Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Crinkle Ribbon
  • Idea-ology Charms
  • Little B Butterfly Stickers
  • Prima Bead Swarovski Crystals
  • Vanilla Smooch Spritz Spray


  1. Cut Watercolor Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4. Emboss using an Embossing Folder.

  2. Press Broken China Distress Ink onto a Craft Sheet and Brush Ink over Watercolor Cardstock. Spritz with Water and Heat Set or allow to air dry.

  3. Rub Broken China and Dusty Concord Distress Inks onto Crinkle Ribbon, spritz with water, crinkle and heat set. Attach Ribbon to front of Watercolor Cardstock and secure behind.

  4. Tie a triple bow and attach to front of card.

  5. Cut White Shimmer Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2. Score and fold at 4-1/4.

  6. Cut a piece of Purple Cardstock to 4-1/8" x 5-3/8".

  7. Attach Watercolor Cardstock to Purple Cardstock and adhere to folded card with Foam Tape.

  8. Stamp sentiment onto smooth side of Watercolor Cardstock with Black Archival Ink and die cut. Cut a second die cut from Purple Cardstock, cut diagonally and reassemble behind sentiment to create a border. Attach to card front with Foam Tape.

  9. Spritz entire card with Vanilla Smooch Spritz Spray.

  10. Attach Charms to bow with Jump Ring.

  11. Adhere Butterfly Stickers to card front.

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