This new holiday stamp from Tim Holtz is not what you would ordinarily see me crafting with. After all, there are no cute characters or silly puns! But when my friends over at Worldwide Scrapbooking Supplies asked me to create a card using this stamp, I jumped right in and ended up loving it!
Take a look at the card and then I’ll let you know all the details:
First I stamped the image onto some beige cardstock using Momento Cottage Ivy ink. I used my MISTI to stamp the image, and I’m glad I did. It took about 3 tries to get the coverage that I was looking for. With such a detailed image, the MISTI really comes in handy.
Before removing my cardstock and the stamp from the MISTI, I cleaned the green ink off the stamp and inked it up with Versamark. I stamped the image again, on top of the green, and embossed with clear embossing powder. This left a great shine and really deepened the green.
Next I sprinkled some of the new Lawn Fawn textured white embossing powder on top of the image. I sprinkled it from about a foot above my card so I would get more of a light dusting rather than have concentrations of powder in one spot. I heat embossed that as well.
The sentiment is also one of 4 included with the stamp. Because the letters are large and not too close together, it worked well for more heat embossing. I simply stamped it in Versamark on some vellum and heat embossed it with Lawn Fawn Gold embossing powder.
I adhered the vellum around the back and added a baker’s twine bow for a punch of red. For the border …..you guessed it…more heat embossing. I dabbed yet more Versamark along the edge of an A2 sized cardstock sheet and sprinkled with more Lawn Fawn gold embossing powder.
While this is not typical of my style, I absolutely love the way it turned out and I am definitely not done playing with this stamp yet!
Thanks for looking!