Have a Groovy Christmas and Blog Candy

What a fun card for you today!  I combined the newly released Mid-Century Sparkle Background with the sentiment from Groovy Christmas.  Instructions for making this card are below.  I recently made a YouTube video on creating a background (as seen with the sentiment above).  To view my video please visit my Color Bursts video.

We’re only two months away from Christmas Eve, and my envelopes for all of my 50+ Christmas cards are decorated and addressed.  I get too stressed with this part of Christmas cards, that this year I decided to do it sooner, at a leisurely pace.  Usually I’m frantic, keeping my envelopes undecorated and the address just gets slapped on.  What camp are you in?  Is addressing envelopes a stresser for you or not.  Let me know.  I will pick out a random winner to win this card and five pre-made Color Burst backgrounds as seen behind the Have a Groovy Christmas.

Use my code TJ10Beth for a 10% discount on your purchase to Technique Junkies.

Directions for making my Groovy Christmas card

  • Cut cardstock to 4 x 5 1/4″ and mat as desired
  • Place your Mid-Century Sparkle Background into your Misti
  • Using retro-feeling colours of watercolour markers, colour your background–one image at a time.  Once you colour an image stamp it out onto your cardstock.  Repeat if you want a darker image
  • Continue the above step until your background is completely covered
  • Using a Color Burst background (or other groovy background paper) rub embossing buddy over the background where you will heat emboss
  • Stamp out your sentiment with VersaMark
  • Sprinkle with white embossing powder and heat set
  • Mat sentiment
  • Using pop dots, adhere to your sentiment and centre it onto your Mid-Centruy Sparkle Background

Want to see what YouTube videos I made?  Click on My YouTube Videos along the top of my blog


Posted on : Oct 23 2021
Posted under cards, Christmas |

4 People have left comments on this post

Oct 23, 2021 - 09:10:36

Wow Beth you are right on it aren’t you, I usually start addressing cards after Thanksgiving but that is a great idea to have them done ahead too. I am lucky to get all my cards made by December first so that I can get them out in the mail, let alone all addressed.
Your card has a real retro feel to it 🙂

Oct 23, 2021 - 10:10:07
Patti+J. said:

Wow, girlfriend, you’re my hero! I’ll start about Dec 18th, and be in a panic to get all 180+ in the mail. Many times, I’ve sent Happy New Year cards instead of Christmas cards! Your card is so much fun! Since I’m of the retro era, I enjoy this type of image! However, I end up just making a mess when I use my color bursts! Don’t include me in your candy, as mailing is so expensive! Thanks though, for your generosity!

Oct 25, 2021 - 04:10:44
Heidi said:

Oh my gosh! I love this! Fantastic job!

Oct 26, 2021 - 11:10:21

Love the pink and green – fab card! Congrats on finishing your cards! Addressing? Ha! Not even on my radar yet. xoxo

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