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Today I want to share a card with you which is very easy to make and quite easy to alter. The basis is a B&W card stamped on centura pearl card. The sentiment is stamped using Tuxedo Black Memento ink and the poinsettias (Holiday Skteches: Christmas Flower) are stamped with the same ink, but I used and older ink pad that had been used a lot and has faded. This gives the same effect as generational stamping would – a lighter tone of the same colour. The sentiment for my card is one I made up using STAMPlorations’ new SENTIMENT BUILDERS: Christmas & New Year. Some clear gems for added sparkle were the perfect finishing touch for my first card.
Both sets used in this card are part of the Christmas Bundle which is on offer during the STAMPlorations Blog Hop, details of the 15% off offer can be found here.
TIP! if you are looking on how best to align your stamps and stamping for fab results please check out Vicki’s post here, she has some great advice!!!
You could of course use some red glitter instead, if you wanted to stay below the 5mm thickness for standard size letters, that’s for us here in the UK to avoid large letter postage. I tried to mimic that look by colouring the berries using red promarkers and adding some clear glitter glue. of course you could always colour the poinsettias for a bolder look or add a big bow to alter this basic card. It’s only up to your imagination!
The Blog Hop over at the STAMPlorations Blog is still in full swing and there is still time to join the fun too plus you’ll get to see lots of fantastic inspiration!!!
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