Happy Tuesday!!!! That means I have a fabulous technique to share with you today and this one is super simple and yet packs a punch of a fabulous look!!! Have you ever wanted a forest look or a bouquet of flowers look but don’t know how to achieve it without making your card look like a mess of stamping?? I have the tip (or technique) for you!!!
I love the look of this card with the forest behind the greeting. There is texture and variation which makes it look more real. The trick is stamping multiple times without going back to the ink pad!!!!
I started with a Garden Green card base measuring 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Then I took a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ and stamped with Garden Green the trees from the Wonderland Stamp Set which is in the Holiday Mini Catalog. Stamp the trees down and then move it a little to the left or right and also a little up or down to give that variation and stamp again. Then move a little again and stamp again. I stamped 3 times in different spots with each inking. Be sure to go both side to side and up and down so the trees aren’t just straight across! It’s as simple as that. Then I wrapped some Linen Thread around the trees twice and tied a knot. For the greeting, I took a piece of scrap Very Vanilla and stamp the greeting from the Wonderland Stamp Set in Chocolate Chip. Then I took the pine branch and inked it with my markers. This allowed me to color the pine cones Chocolate Chip and then branch Garden Green! I stamped it once above and once below the greeting. Then I lined up the Deco Labels Framelit (2nd smallest one) and die cut it out. I then used the 2nd largest one to cut out a Chocolate Chip frame to layer with my greeting. I added this greeting piece to my card with Stampin’ Dimensionals!! I love it!!! It would make a great Man Card as well with a Birthday greeting…..might be making a few of those as well!!! 🙂
Do you want to see this technique in action? Here is a quick tutorial showing your how to create that forest look my stamping multiple times before re-inking. Be sure to give it a thumbs up if you like!!!
What is your favorite stamp set from the Holiday Mini Catalog or what would you like to see a sample using? Let me know in the comments below!!!