Friday, December 12, 2008

Christmas, Again!

I have had this background stamp by
Hero Arts for years and never used it.
It was so big and different that it intimidated me.
We can't have that!
So I grabbed backgrounds that I
had ready and began to stamp.
Some of them did not work at all
and other turned out great.
Card 31 is stamped on a Glimmer Mist background,
stamped with black pigment and embossed with
fineline black embossing powder.
It is layered on black, then gold gift wrap
and then a medium reddish brown card stock.
Card 29 is another Glimmer Mist background,
stamped in black pigment, then dark green
embossing powder is applied.
Now it is layered on dark green card stock,
followed by gold gift wrap, then yellow
card stock that has the edges sponged with
dark green dye ink.
Card 30 uses a polished stone background
made from Ranger's alcohol inks.
Talc the polished stone to prevent strays,
stamped with VersaMark and
apply fine line silver embossing powder.
Layer over navy cardstock, then
silver gift wrap and finally plum cardstock.
~Basic Stamping Tip~
Use metallic gift wraps for accent layers.
If you need a heavier metallic,
spray glue an entire sheet of plain white cardstock
and attach gift wrap.
It works great. I have been using gift
wrap on my cards for years.
Metallic papers are very expensive,
this will free up resources for other fun items,
like more rubber. (we can never have enough rubber)

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