I’m changing my advent posts up a bit with this post. I have a how-to card using Black Page Muse stamps. My challenge this time around was to use non-holiday images to create a Christmas card. As a fantasy fan, using a winged fae was a natural to use because Christmas has its own magic. Blank page Muse has a flourish that would make a great tree branch if layered properly.
Stamping block or Stamping Platform
White Card Stock
Green Card Stock
Blank A2 Card
Distress Oxides: Mowed Lawn and Iced Spruce Distress Oxide
Blending Tool (Make up brush from Five Below used here)
Black Archival Ink (Colorbox Archival Black used here)
Gold Dimensional Glue
1. Cut out of white card stock a square 4X5. You will use this as the base of the card. Taking the fairy stamp, ink with the black archival ink off center and a little down the card. Also stamp and create a mask on a post-it note. Cut that out and place the mask over the stamped fairy after it is fully dry.
2. Once the fairy is covered, that the flourish and stamp using the Iced Spruce generously on the card, across the fairy stamp and towards the right of the card. You are stamping out the tree base, so as you stamp, try to keep a tree-like shape. Allow that to dry before stamping the darker shade of Mowed Lawn, across it. Allow layering and allow some white and the first layer of ink to show through.
3. Once the “tree” is completely dry, use the dandelion stamps as little bursts on the tree (stamp with the archival ink), stamping in random areas.
4. Once that is dried, use a gold dimensional paint and fill in the center of the dandelions for added interest.
5. Once dry, take the Mowed Lawn and ink the edges of the card. Once done, cut a matt from the green card stock and mount the stamped image on that. Once together, glue the entire thing onto the card base.
Hope you have a magical holiday season!
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