After I made the first one, I knew I was on to something. These were incredibly easy and fun to make. You can adapt to stamps you have on hand. Also, no die cutting involved!
- Cut up standard 8-1/2'' x 11'' white card stock into quarters.
- With a foam applicator, smooth and blend on 2 to 3 colors of pleasing-to-the-eye Distress Oxide inks.
- Lightly mist snowflake stamp with regular water. If you don't have a big one like this, use snowflakes from different sets to make a design.
- Stamp water dampened snowflake stamp onto inked panels. Hold there longer than you normally would.
- Let panel dry or heat dry.
- Stamp pine trees in Ranger Archival Black onto colored panel. Again, you don't have this big momma pine tree set, combine trees from other sets. You can even color in marker if not a solid design. I used a misti so I could stamp repeatedly for a deep, rich black.
- Stamp sentiment onto colored panel also in Ranger Archival Black ink.
- Dry all that black ink.
- Mount to card front.
Tips: Clean snowflake stamp between applications as it will lift color. Plan a place for sentiment to go; you really cannot overlap with this technique.
Color combos used:
- Wild Honey and Fired Brick
- Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean, and Seedless Preserves
- Worn Lipstick and Broken China
CG685 Hand Drawn Snowflakes Bold Prints (link)
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CC101 Cover-a-Card Pine Trees (link)