Awhile back my technique Thursday was "One-Sheet Wonder" and I created a bunch of cards using one 12x12 sheet of paper. People asked how I made that designer paper so I figured I'd show you around Christmas time since it'd be a perfect thing to do for Christmas cards. Here's basically what I did:
Step 1: Emboss a piece of paper (here I used an 8.5x11 sheet of paper and silver embossing powder for a festive look)
Step 2: Stain the paper with a distress stain (Tumbled Glass) -- I tried to make streaks in it for a less uniform look but you can make the staining more even if you desire. Let dry before you go on to the next step.
Step 3: Rub another ink over your paper (Broken China) -- just go directly on the paper and smear.
Step 4: Rub another colour ink over that (I used Broken China again so as to not be too radical!) -- I probably should have done the lighter colour first but whatever...
Step 6: Spritz with water
Step 7: Use the paper to make lots and lots of different looking cards!!! Here are a couple: