Hi Stampers. I don’t mean to alarm you, but the holidays are coming up on us FAST! If you plan on sending out handmade Christmas cards – NOW is the time to be working on your Christmas cards, if you haven’t started already. My card today shows you how you can use that Christmas stamp set well past the Christmas.
My Christmas card starts with a Night of Navy card base 8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″. Next is a layer of 5.25″ x 4″ Whisper White card stock. I stamped the swoosh of star dust stamp with Night of Navy ink twice (I just flipped it over for the second stamping to give a variety) to stamp the background. I stamped the sentiment in the lower right corner in the same Night of Navy ink. I then moved to the Big Shot and cut out the solid star in Night of Navy card stock and the detail star with Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper. I adhered the detailed star to the solid star using mono adhesive glue and then the solid star to the card using Stampin’ dimensionals.
Stampin’ Tip: Monochromatic can be beautiful AND thrifty! You can make a beautiful card with ONE colored card stock, ONE neutral card stock, ONE ink pad and ONE stamp set! You don’t need a ton of supplies to impress…
My second card is very similar, yet it’s a Congratulations card rather than a Christmas card. For this card I used Elegant Eggplant as my card base 8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″, followed by a layer of 5.25″ x 4″ Whisper White card stock. The stardust was stamped in Elegant Eggplant and “Congrats!” was stamped in the lower right corner. I then cut out the solid star in Night of Navy card stock and the detail star with Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper, using my Big Shot. I adhered the detailed star to the solid star using mono adhesive glue and then the solid star to the card with Stampin’ dimensionals.
So, as you can see, the Star of Light stamp set and framelit bundle may be in our 2016 Holiday catalog as a Christmas set, but it can also be used for other events with just a small change. Take a look at your stamp collection – do you have holiday stamps that can be converted to other occasions?