Friday, December 8, 2023

Using a Border Stamp to Create a Background


Hello! Welcome back to my blog. I can't believe that we are down to the last month of the year. One of my Christmas traditions is to send out my handmade Christmas cards to family and friends. I used to create a bunch of the same cards. Now, I mail the Christmas cards that I created during the year.

I am using a stamp from the Blank Page Muse Beyond the Border Christmas set. The Christmas tree stamp I used on this card is very unique. Most tree stamps have the tree next to each other, side by side. This stamp has the trees next to each other but with a vertical orientation.

I prepped a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" green cardstock with an anti-static powder tool. I repeatedly stamped the Christmas tree border stamp on this panel using a Wow! Embossing pad. I poured Wow! Jealous Guy embossing powder to this panel, then melt the powder with a heat tool. 

I spritz some pearlized water over this panel for some shimmer. I dried this panel with the heat tool making sure that I move the heat gun constantly so as not to activate the already melted embossing powder.

I embellished the tree with red dots using Nuvo Autumn Red Crystal Drops. I used the head of a flat head pin in applying the red glue drops to the tree. I squirted the red glue on a scrap paper and picked the glue using the head of the pin. I lightly touched the glue to the embossed tree. I set this aside to dry.

To add more bling to this panel, I adhered tiny hollographic star die cuts on top of each tree. 

The sentiment was die cut on red cardstock. 

My stamping was more towards the right side of the panel. To balance this out, I trimmed a sliver off the left side. I adhered this panel to a top folding A2 note card. I trimmed a thin strip of red cardstock, and adhered this to the left side of the panel.

I hope you like today's card. Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B. 

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