Hi Friends! Over the past few months I have adopted the idea of doing things today that make tomorrow easier. For instance taking 5 minutes to wash up the few dishes left in the sink and setting up my coffee pot before I go to bed saves me at least 20 minutes the next morning. It’s the old “Stitch in time saves 9” routine. It’s true though. So with that in mind I decided to share some techniques and apply them to a Christmas card. You can use these techniques to make any kind of card you need though (but I bet you will be happy to have a few Christmas cards already done come December!) 😀
Watch the video to see these fun techniques!
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Supplies from Rubber Stamp Tapestry:
- Peg stamp sets: Poinsettia Flourish, Holiday Garden, Christmas Garland
*For the background texture you can use the above stamps or any other peg stamps you have, just secure them together with a rubber band!
- Ink blending brush
- Make up sponge (or baby wipe)
- Dye based ink
- Foam tape
- Heavy white cardstock
- Pattern paper (optional for matt layers-I used the teal color from Timeless Texture Stack)
- Embossing paste (pearl/iridescent)
- Seam Binding
- Label die *Part of a larger set
- ATG double-sided adhesive
- Stencils (Kite & DCWV)
- Palette knife or old credit card to spread embossing paste
- Non stick mat (cheap oven mats are the same as expensive craft mats and you get 5 for less than the price of 1 LOL)
- Other: Spray bottle, rubber bands, scrap paper
*note the large wood stamp I used on the inside of my card is by Inkadinkado
Finished Card Size: 5 1/2″x4 1/4″ (A2)
Trim mixed media layer to 3 1/2″x4 3/4″
Trim patterned paper mat to 4″x5 1/4″
1. Add a pattern to cardstock with a stencil, inkpad and blending brush.
2. Scribble gelatos over cardstock and blend with a damp sponge or baby wipe.
3. Gather pegstamps together with a rubber band and stamp as one large background randomly over the paper. Partial images are fine.
4. Mix gelatos and embossing paste and trowel on paper over a stencil. Let dry completely.
5. Die cut labels from white and pattern paper. Stamp poinsettia motif on white and adhere to patterned paper with foam tape.
6. Use inkpads and water to dye seam binding. Let dry.
7. Trim mixed media and pattered paper panels and adhere together. Tie ribbon in a bow around panels and adhere to cardbase.
8. Adhere labels and pearls to card.
9. Stamp sentiment inside if desired.
Don’t fret if you don’t have the same supplies as I do, use what you have and make it your own! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!