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 for you today was inspired by the stars in the amazing Concord & 9th Triple-Step Hooray stamp set. This is definitely a celebratory stamp set as a whole, but I thought the stars would 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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I inked up a square background using blue and green Distress Oxide inks, then flicked on some water and left that to dry. The stars were stamped in different sizes and combinations around the edges of the card, in different dye ink colours. I really do find it hard to know when to stop when I stamp things randomly like this, so I stamped a few, paused and sat back a bit, until I thought it looked balanced. I also used a glitter brush pen inside a few of the stars, which took away some of the Distress Oxide ink.

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I used my stamp tool to add the “Joyful Wishes” sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Winter Scripty Sayings. The stamp tool ensured I got the sentiment perfectly straight, another thing I find tricky sometimes, especially with really long ones like these.

To make it really festive, I flicked on some snow white paint drops, and then mounted onto gold card. Who doesn’t love gold at Christmas?! Lastly I added a few festive sequins. 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

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Lucky Clover Ink

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass Ink

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide 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 Stamping Platform

Tim Holtz Mini Foam Blending Tool

White Posca paint marker

 

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