Be Merry Card

By  Linda Beeson 

Combine chic paper tape and an easy watercolor technique to craft this merry-and-bright greeting.

  • Be Merry Card
  • Closeup View


  • White cardstock: textured, smooth
  • Queen & Co. Trendy Tape Vertical Stripes Teal


  • Punches: corner rounder, assorted circles
  • Printworks Stamps: Star Snowflake (B3845), Be Merry (A2764)
  • Black pigment ink pad
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Markers: Ranger Tim Holtz Evergreen Distress Marker, Imagination International COPIC Yellow
  • Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents
  • Water-barrel brush
  • Tiny stapler
  • Paper adhesive

Basic Supplies

  • paper trimmer, scoring tool, scissors, ruler, pencil, heat tool
  • 1. Make 4-1/2"x6" top-fold card from textured white cardstock; round bottom corners.
  • 2. Cut 4-1/4"x4" textured white cardstock panel; round bottom corners. Apply diagonal tape strips across panel as shown; trim tape even with panel edges. Adhere panel to card.
  • 3. Stamp sentiment and four snowflakes onto smooth white cardstock, leaving space between images; heat emboss with clear powder.
  • 4. Lightly trace snowflakes with Evergreen marker; use water-barrel brush to blend color, creating watercolor look. Color stars with yellow marker. Punch snowflakes into circles of assorted size; overlap and adhere to card along top of taped panel. Highlight stars with Glossy Accents; let dry.
  • 5. Cut sentiment into small, notched flag; staple to upper left corner of card.
  • Tip
  • 1. For a glitzy version of this card, use metallic tape and outline snowflake images with glitter glue instead of marker.