The recent snowfall put me in the Christmas spirit. I know, I know...it is January 18th but there is nothing wrong with having spirit all year long!
Over the holidays I picked up the Just Rite Merry Christmas Background Stamp (CL-03865). I have to give Just Rite credit: their Christmas background stamps are so well designed that you would not require special Christmas paper to make a card. A little bit of ink, ribbon, Stickles and gems and *voila!* you have a card.
-Just Rite Merry Christmas background Stamp (CL-03865)
-Tim Holtz distress inks Peeled Paint, Old Paper, Antique Linen
-Just Rite Vintage Labels and Banner Dies (heart die)
-straight pin with pearls
-three jump rings
-copic marker cadmium red (R27)
-white, black, gold paper
-black ink and embossing powder
Method: I stamped the background twice on white cardstock and embossed. The center of one of the images was cut out, placed on black cardstock. The center of the stamps I rubbed antique linen ink, the next area out was old paper, then peeled paint. Copic ink was used on the borders as shown. I applied glitter on the lace trim on the background stamp. The ribbon and bow were assembled then the middle "cutout" stamped image- which was elevated with foam tape. The heart die was used with gold paper. Gems were added to the corners and then the heart with three jump rings and the straight pin were attached to the bow. Stickles was applied to one of the "Merry Christmas" areas. I let it set for a few minutes then wiped it away...the antique linen distress ink was removed in that area and that particular Merry Christmas stands out from the rest.
It looks like a lot of steps but it is not as time consuming as you would think!
Have a great weekend!