Hi, Jeni sneaking in again with a Christmas Card. I think I could make Christmas cards all year round. I used a non Christmas stamp set along with a Christmas stamp set and one ink colour (excluding black). All the products I used are listed and linked below this post. I hope you enjoy this tutorial. Let me know what you think in the comment area. What colour would you have used?
I wanted to challenge myself not to colour in the floral image from the Grateful For Everything stamp set and leave it as a line only image so the only colour would be the paint stroke on both sides of the flower. I placed half a piece (8.5×5) of Neenah Solar White card in my Tim Holtz stamp platform. I stamped the left part of the paint stroke first in Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide ink on the card. Then lined up the floral image into the gap on the left and stamped this with black ink. Finally I lined up the right paint stroke and stamped in Spiced Marmalade.
I spent some time decided how to use this piece on a card and decided to have it at an angle at the bottom of the card, so holding it in place on a card base made from 110lb Classic Crest card and I drew pencil marks on the back and cut along these pencil lines. I fussy cut along the other side – straight along the paint stroke parts of around the leaves leaving a small border. Before adding this to my card base I stamped the sentiment in the top right corner.
I used foam tape to add my floral arrangement to the bottom of the card and it’s finished. I thought of adding some Nuvo Drops or sequins but I think I prefer the clean and simple look. What do you think?
WANT TO FIND THESE SUPPLIES
Concord and 9th Grateful for You Stamp
Concord and 9th Very Merry Sentiments Stamp
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide – Spiced Marmalade ink
Catherine Pooler Designs – Midnight ink
Neenah 80lb Solar White Card
Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Card
Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
Tim Holtz Replacement Magnets
Tim Holtz Mini Snips Scissors
Fiskars A4 Paper Trimmer