Are you beginning to panic because you haven’t started your Christmas cards, yet?
I have a great way for you to use up some of your Christmas patterned paper and get started on those holiday cards!
Now you are ready to start assembling!
First card done and many more to go!
After you get into your groove, you’ll be mixing and matching before you know it.
Here are the others that I got finished in this same crafty session.
Seven cards and 2 hours later, I have started my Christmas stash! And, the best part……I’m using up that patterned paper that I just had sitting in a drawer!
I hope you try this little technique and jump start your holiday card making!
Hello, Karen from The Bald Dragonfly here to show you a fun technique that would work really well with your bold stamps. Skipping Stones Design offers a lot of fun, whimsical stamps with bold lines, and Funny Coffee Vol. #1 is a perfect choice for creating a cool comic book feel to your cards.
I gathered a few supplies which included Funny Coffee Vol #1-the funny lady stamped and trimmed onto solid card stock, pre-cut coordinating patterned paper, a card base, some markers and finally, a really dark black dye ink pad, here Onyx Black Versafine was my choice.
To get the comic book feel to your card, swipe your pre-cut patterned paper and stamped image panels across the ink pad, at the very edge.
Stop when there is a slight pooling of the ink, this creates a fun, whimsical and eneven edge. The ink will be very wet, and prone to smudging, so I always have a designated drying area and allow the panels to dry for at least an hour before handling again.
After the panels have dried, I colored my main image selectively-I created a feathered background and chose only a few areas to color within the image. I laid down the color by creating squiggle and circle lines.
Then I assembled the card, stamped the coordinating sentiment and wrapped it all with some bold, black embossing string and tied it off with a button. This technique is really fun, will give entirely new looks to your Skipping Stones Design stamps. I hope you give it a try!
Have you ever needed a last minute gift bag and don’t really want to go out and buy one? I know I have. I’m going to show you today how you can whip up a gift bag with two 8.5″x11″ pieces of card stock and just a few other items. I’ve used the Cheers stamp set for my decorative elements.
What you’ll need is:
2. Clip one side of the ‘squares’ that have been created. Fold the newly created tabs and all sides into the centre. Do this for both sheets of card stock.
4. Punch two holes in the top edge. Thread ribbon through and tie the ends into knots.
5. Decorate to your hearts content!
Megan here with a quick tip for combining your stamp sets. I love combining my sets in different ways to create unique looks. One of my new found favorite techniques is masking. At first it can seem intimidating, but a few tips can really help out!
I wanted to add some texture to these shoes from the Sassy Shoes set to give them a bit of pizzazz. I pulled out the Timeless Textures set and chose the music texture because it had an intricate pattern that would work in my small spaces.
Katie Gehring here with a quick ink tip. There are tons of ink available for stampers- from solvent to pigment to dye to chalk and those new hybrids…. Every ink has it’s applications that it is best suited for.
Last week, I created a card using Cheers which featured stamping green olives on light aqua cardstock.