Christmas Card – Stretch Your Stamps by Claire

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Hi everyone, Claire here! I hope you’re all warm and cosy at your craft desks and getting stuck into all things festive!

My card today is inspired by the stars in the amazing Concord & 9th Triple-Step Hooray stamp set. The Triple Step Hooray is definitely a celebratory stamp set as a whole, but the stars work really well for Christmas too. And it’s another great way to stretch your stamp sets to work for all kinds of occasions.

 

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Background

Firstly, I ink a square background using blue and green Distress Oxide inks, then flicked on some water and leave to dry. I stamp the stars in different sizes and combinations around the edges of the card, in different dye ink colours. I really find it hard to know when to stop when I stamp things randomly so I stamp a few and sit back a bit until I think it looks balanced. Also I add a glitter brush pen inside a few of the stars, which take away some of the Distress Oxide ink.

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Sentiment

When the background is finished I use my stamp tool to add the “Joyful Wishes” sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Winter Scripty Sayings. The stamp tool ensures I get the sentiment perfectly straight, another thing I find tricky sometimes, especially with really long ones like these.

Finally to make it really festive, I flick on some snow white paint drops, then mount onto gold card and lastly I added a few festive sequins.. Who doesn’t love gold at Christmas?! This was a lot of fun to make, and I think this comes across on the finished card!

 

WANT TO FIND THESE PRODUCTS:

Concord & 9th Triple-step Hooray Stamp

Lawn Fawn Winter Scripty Sayings Stamp

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide-

Crushed Olive Ink

Lucky Clover Ink

Tumbled Glass Ink

Mermaid Lagoon Ink

Versafine Onyx Black Ink

Blue, green, red, yellow, purple dye ink pads

Little Things By Lucy Sequin Shaker Mix

Zig Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush marker

Tim Holtz Metallic Gold card

Neenah Classic Crest Square 5.5” card blank

Tombow Xtreme Tape Runner

Tim Holtz Mini Foam Blending Tool

White Posca paint marker

 

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