While I was away, the new Stamper Anonymous sets were released for Halloween and Christmas. I am sure many of you saw the sets, especially the new Bird Crazy Accessories that Richele worked with. If not, then please take a look at some of the cards she made using them because they are fantastic!
We have a super line up of great Christmas stamps coming to market! So hard to even choose a favorite! Today I'm sharing three cards I made for the Carson show... I'm going to apologize for my photos up front - I did not have time for proper staging before getting them in the mail...so please go easy on me!
First up is a card made with wonderful Christmas Magic set.
I stamped Distress Watercolor paper using Archival Ink so the image would be waterproof. Then I just colored the image using Distress Markers and a Detailer Water Brush. I mounted the image onto cardstock, then added a gold Deco sheet border.
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I even broke out the Stickles in Mercury Glass to color the fur on Santa's coat and hat, as well as the top edge of his big toy bag.
Next up I used the Argyle stencil to color a piece of cardstock.
Handwritten Holidays 3 set with embossing ink then added Sticky Embossing Powder. Melt the powder with an embossing tool and then add Platinum Stickles Dry Glitter.
NOTE: If you want to know more about Sticky Embossing Powder you can see a step by step tutorial here.
The Plaid & Nordic set is one of my favorites that was released. I'll show you why.
The Plaid background was stamped in my go-to Christmas favorite, Archival - Sap Green. Once the card was stamped, I used the new Poinsettia stencil and a Mini Blending Tool to add Festive Berries Distress Ink over the Sap Green stamped plaid.
I added silver deco sheet (which is self adhesive), Industrious Sticker strip and a Typed Token to the Trimmings bow. You might notice I used a metallic card back. This was from the Metallic Kraft-Core set (cards and envelopes) that was released this year.
You say you want more than one color? You can do that too!
I colored the Plaid pattern using Distress Markers - Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint, and Festive Berries. Once the stamp was colored, I very lightly misted the rubber, then stamped the image onto Ranger Mixed Media cardstock.