Hope your day is going well! I am still busy making Christmas cards. I have completed all my Fall Holiday cards and the Halloween cards were mailed and are on there way. So, let's check out a batch of Christmas cards I made using stamps from the October New Releases from Technique Junkies.
Now, being the fugal crafter that I am, I reused something to make the cards. Back story--I made a trip to the post office to send out a card order and buy some stamps. The stamps were put in a nice shiny bag. I thought it seemed like very interesting paper and I should not throw it out. Okay, I know, not throw out a bag from the Post office?? But, really, just look at the bag.
As, you can see, I have stamped on the bag. I used dye inks. They worked the best. I tried others but they did not turn out as well. After cutting the bag apart, I was able to stamp five of the Pinecone images. And, I turned the stamped bag into these cards...
Ink: Rich Cocoa and Tuxedo Black Memento dye ink
DP: Striped holiday paper MME
Burlap Snowflake ribbon
Bag from Post Office
- Make a card base with gold CS
- Stamp Pinecones on the Post office bag with Rich Cocoa ink and trim to size
- Add pinecones piece to card base
- Tear pieces of decorative paper and add to the card base on corners
- Stamp All is Calm with black ink in upper corner
- Tie ribbon in bow
- Glue charm and bow to card front
Two more color options:
Of course, I had to try the stamp on other types of paper and CS. I used different ink colors too. Here are some more examples using the same layout.
Stamped on other types of papers:
Glossy White CS
Shimmery cream CS
Regular white CS
The cards went together pretty quickly. I spent most of the time going through all my decorative papers to find striped papers that coordinated with the stamping and CS. LOL I made ten all together. They are going in my Christmas card list box.
Hope you enjoyed checking out the cards!! See you again soon for more Holiday projects!!