Monday, September 12, 2011

103 Days

You have 103 days left until Christmas! If you were to make one card per week that would only be 15! Eeek! Better get started! ;)
The card I'm sharing today is one we made in our last Stamper's Night Out at the Scrappin Pad. We used two different sets of stamps for this card and some pretty striped Basic Grey paper.
Since this is a pretty simple card, I'm just going to give you a supply list and I'm going to tell you how I stamped the background!
Supplies:
- 5x6.5 inch Card Base in Kraft
- (2) .5x5 inch striped pieces of patterned paper
- 5x3 inch piece of Watercolor paper
- Tree and Banner Stamps by My Mind's Eye
- Happy Holidays Stamp by Technique Tuesday
- Stampin Up markers and inks in Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Early Espresso
- Stampin Up Blender Pen

Happy Holidays Background:
1. Take your clear acrylic Happy Holidays stamp and ink with Early Espresso. Stamp where you want your colored phrase to go. (I stamped mine with enough room to put the two trees to the left.)
2. Clean and ink your stamp. Stamp with different ink colors around the main phrase as in the photo above. (It's easy to line up the clear stamp, but if you are using a wood mount stamp you can simply use the Stamp-a-ma-jig to line it up.)
3. Once you are finished stamping your Happy Holidays phrases, use your markers and blender pen to color in the letters.

This card is simple and fun! The background technique can be used with just about any sentiment stamp! If the sentiment stamp you want to use has solid letters you can change it up! I would stamp the main phrase in different colors and the surrounding phrases in the same color! So fun!
Well I hope you like today's card!

1 comment:

  1. What a Really Cute Card.... Yikes only 15 cards if I made one a week!! Gee's I better get Busy. lol

    Hugs
    Shirley

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