Thursday, December 4, 2014

Christmas Cheer hand-stamped CardMaking tutorial

Sometimes simple is elegant and more than enough.  This fun, classic and easy hand-crafted card is ideal for making a quick but lovely hand-stamped card to send this holiday season.  With a few dashes of our Stampin' Write Markers you can create a multi colored stamped image that will wow.
Create this hand-stamped Christmas Cheer card with:
Cheerful Christmas stamp set (wood 135146/clear 135149)
Garden Green Card Stock (102584)
Whisper White Card Stock (100730)
Regals Stampin' Write Markers (131262)
Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack (135824)
Cherry Cobbler 1" Sheer Linen Ribbon (135839)
Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies (127003)
Big Shot Magnetic Platform (130658)
Stampin' Dimensional Adhesive (104430)
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Using the Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green Stampin' Write Markers to paint the ink on the stamp.  I adore that our Stampin' Write Markers, Card Stock and Ribbons coordinate and match the pretty Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack*.  (*A stack is a collection of papers with coordinating colors that are in a padded stack - it stores amazingly and is super easy to use.)  With 4 of each 12 designs it's perfect for my Holiday Cards!!
Technique Thursday:  This stamp is larger, I like to lay the stamp facing up and paint it.  When I'm done, huff (or breath across the top) to remoisten the inked stamp.  Turn it over and stamp the image, being ready to delight at the colors.  This is a simple but effective way to create a stamped image in a variety of colors that will WOW!
The Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies are so cool!  I love how easy it is to create shapes that pop!  The large accent piece is a perfect frame for this sentiment and highlights the card and stamped image.  Using the Magnetic Platform on the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine will hold the metal Framlits exactly where you want them for easy cutting!
Tie on some fun... I adore ribbons and this 1" Cherry Cobbler Sheer Linen Ribbon is a MUST!  A rich accent that ties with flair.  Here tying it in a double knot and then cutting a 'V' on the ends will lend to a rich and sassy look.  With 10 yards to a spool you will have fun with ribbon to spare!  (A great way to use it is as accents on gift bags, gift tags and gifts!)
Layered over the Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper it will have a perfectly coordinated and seasonal look.  The Stampin' Dimensional Adhesive allows for additional depth to this hand-stamped card.
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This hand-stamped card is a delight to create.  With the use of the Stampin' Write Markers and Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, you can deliver a classic but WOW holiday hand-stamped card.  I love how fast and easy this hand-crafted card came together for a pretty Christmas card!  So when you send your holiday cards out this year, remember how easy and fun this one is that will delight (while saving you time!!).

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Jamie is so passionate and creative about making cards - and wants everyone else to join her in the fun! She is so encouraging and positive in her attitude, helping me along when I get frustrated - and then rejoicing with me at the finished product! I love going to her classes to get new ideas, learn techniques, and have loads of fun in the process. ~ Christine C.

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