For my first project, I just had to play with some of the winter background stamps. I know it's only October and Halloween hasn't even hit yet. But it's never too soon to get started on those Christmas cards...am I right?
This card is adapted from Pat Huntoon's Technique By Design from the archives (Feb 2010). This technique can be found on CD #8. I have always been excited by using background stamps in different ways, and Snow Swirls and Sparkles are perfect complements to each other.
To start out, I stamped both backgrounds on a 4.25" x 5.50" piece of white cardstock using VersaMark. Super easy to get a nice clean stamped image when using the MISTI!
I then added some white embossing powder and heat set both backgrounds.
This is where the messy fun begins! Using Art Anthology Minx Shimmering Ink in Midnight, I added a few drops to each background image. With that handy tool everyone owns (a finger), I smooshed (that's a word, right?) the ink around to coat the entire piece of cardstock.
Look at that beautifulness!!!!
Next, I used a thin die (you could use a square punch or hand cut as well) and cut three squares out of each background.
I cut a piece of kraft cardstock to 5.25" X 3.50" and adhered the squares, alternating them in both rows and columns.
I then stamped and embossed the "All Is Calm" sentiment on kraft cardstock and cut it into a banner. I foam taped an embossed snowflake to the center of the card and mounted the banner on top. A couple of pearls in each corner finished off this card.
Here is a close-up of a section of the card. You can really see the beautiful detail of the embossed background images.
Til next time,
Keepin' It Inky!