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Noel Christmas Card with Plaid Background Technique

October 22, 2016

elizabeth-craft-designs-suzanne-cannon-noel-technique-card-kathy-jo-4Hello Crafty Friends! Kathy Jo here sharing a festive Noel card using the beautiful Noel die from Suzanne Cannon’s A Way With Words collection. The die is one of many in her latest release and is perfect for holiday projects.


  1. Create plaid background: Apply alcohol inks onto felt then repeatedly tap felt onto alcohol ink-friendly card stock (coated or with a finish that allows the ink to move on the surface). Tip: Work quickly; alcohol inks dry fast. Air dry. Secure stencil to card stock using washi tape. Apply alcohol ink blending solution to a cotton ball and rub into the striped openings of the stencil. (This will remove color from the card stock.) Remove stencil and clean it. Air dry the background. Flip cleaned stencil over and repeat blending solution application to complete the plaid pattern. Remove stencil and clean it.elizabeth-craft-designs-suzanne-cannon-noel-technique-card-kathy-jo-2
  2. Create frame: Die cut black card stock using Dotted Scallop Rectangle die and Stitched Rectangle die. (Stitched Rectangle die centered inside of Dotted Scallop Rectangle.) Keep the center piece for another project.
  3. Die cut Noel from white card stock and black card stock.
  4. Create a black card stock top-fold 4.25″ x 5.5″ card base. Cut plaid background to desired size and adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. Add frame to background using foam tape for dimension. Using liquid glue, adhere both Noel die cuts, white over black, slightly offset to create a shadow effect.elizabeth-craft-designs-suzanne-cannon-noel-technique-card-kathy-jo-3
  5. Create triple bow from sheer polka dot ribbon and adhere using liquid glue or a small piece of a Tombow Power Adhesive Tab. Add an embellishment to center of bow. (Shown: Oval cameo)elizabeth-craft-designs-suzanne-cannon-noel-technique-card-kathy-jo-1


Elizabeth Craft Designs product used:

Other product used:

  • Alcohol ink card stock (Ranger Ink)
  • Alcohol inks in Red Pepper, Lettuce, Sunshine Yellow (Ranger Ink)
  • Applicator Tool and felt (Ranger Ink)
  • Sheer polka dot ribbon
  • Liquid Glue
  • Embellishment
  • Cotton ball
  • Washi tape

Thanks for stopping by! I do hope you enjoyed the card and will make your own version!  🙂

Have a happy, crafty day!


Kathy Jo

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