Wednesday, November 22, 2017

2017 Inspirations Series - Holiday Cards

Hi friends! So happy to be here today with some fun and easy cards to make for the holidays. These cards feature the Christmas Cling Foam Stamps. Foam stamps are great for cards, Mixed Media projects, you can use paint or ink with them and they cling to your block. These stamps are so easy to use! 

When making multiple cards for the holidays using the right tools for the job is essential. The Stamp Platform is a great tool for reproducing multiple cards easily.

Place a piece of Watercolor Cardstock on the Stamp Platform and place the magnets on the edges to hold in place. Position the stamps over the cardstock then close the lid to pick up the stamps. 

Apply Distress Oxide Ink to the stamps. You could use one color but I chose a few colors for my ornaments. You can change up the colors and have fun with it! 

Stamp the ornaments on to the cardstock. Repeat as desired. 

Stamp the JOY and the ornament tops with Distress Embossing Ink, pour on Gold Embossing Powder, shake off excess and heat with a heat tool. 

Add a few sprigs of greenery at the top, don't forget to mask off at the center.

Apply Iced Spruce Distress Oxide Ink through the Layering Stencil using an Ink Blending Tool avoiding the ornaments.

Ink the edges of the card, mat and background with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink on an Ink Blending tool. 

Apply Alcohol Ink to an Ink Applicator Tool, hold the tool over the ribbon and pull the Metallic Trimmings through the ink to color. Turn the ribbon over if needed to color both sides. 

Try different colors as desired. I love how you can still see the metallic in the ribbon, makes it look iridescent. 

Add stitching to card, adhere all the layers together and add bow to ornaments. 

I hope you will try the new Cling Stamps and the Stamp Platform.
Happy creating! 

Thanks for stopping by.


SkyPixie17 said...

WoW! So clean and colorful and no fussy cutting!! Love them!

Rea' said...

Oh so pretty... great tutorial; I wanna make some ... what I don't have that ornament stamp??! Oh no but I'm on punishment...

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Paula Cheney said...

beautiful cards Richele! You know how much I like that Alcohol Ink ribbon!!

Lisa H said...

fabulous! I just got this stamp set bwhahahaha =)

Unknown said...

Very nice coloring. I like the way you did the ornaments and background.

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

LOVE these...I need to use these stamps! LOVE the multi colored one. Happy Thanksgiving!

Diana said...

i totally forgot i owned this set until i saw your beautiful cards!! i love these and the alcohol ink on the ribbon...i never knew!!!!! thanks for the inspiration!

Art By Wanda said...

Beautiful cards, Richele!!!!