Last night I was finished up the final design touches and prepping for my first Christmas Card stamp-a-stack this weekend. I need to get the cards photographed so I can share some of the fun things we will be doing but I really wanted to get at least one up today so I hope you don’t mind the more “rough” photography I did for this one card. 🙂
I wanted to have a good mix of colors for the cards so they weren’t all red/green combos, so I started thinking blue and that got me thinking sponging for whatever reason. So, this card started coming together. We are going to be punching out an ornament shape from some cardstock (the backing from the designer series paper packs you get) to use as a mask for our Whisper White base. Then we will sponge using Baja Breeze and Island Indigo to make the mottled ornament shapes. Add a bit of Dazzling Details for their “strings” and they make a nice background.
The front ornament is stamped in Island Indigo and punched out with the Ornament punch but if it looks a little funny to you, that is because we are going to cover it with Shimmer Paint! It gives it a really pretty shimmery sheen when you stamp. Check it out:
To get this look, you ink up your stamp in your color of choice, and then take a sponge dauber and dab it in your Shimmer Paint. Tap the sponge dauber all over the surface of your inked stamp to add the shimmer and then stamp like normal! Very pretty effect!
Add a rhinestone to the middle and some Whisper White bakers twine for the string and you are done! Its an easy card with a lot of pizzazz I may have to do more of these for my own personal Christmas cards this year. 🙂
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