I started working on my winter and holiday stamps back in February. I am glad I did them while it was still winter because having winter outside my window helped to inspire me. The Christmas tree still up in my living room in February may have helped inspire my Merry & Bright stamp too… tons of sample making in December, CHA in early January and a quick family vacation to Disneyland afterwards made taking down the tree a low priority. I wanted to keep the design for this stamp simple and clean, leaving lots of space to color, add effects like Stickles, Glossy Accents (I used Crackle Accents on the stars and ornaments), brands, or even little charms.
Isn’t it cool how the Crackle Accents crackled on the star? I added it to the center and then spread it outward. I am not sure if that is how it made the starburst pattern or if it was a happy accident. Either way, I love it!
To create this card, I layered the following pieces:
- Card Base: 9″ w” x 6 7/8″ w, folded in half to create a side fold 4″ w x 6 7/8″ card.
- Pattern Paper (red gingham): 4 1/4″ w x 6 5/8″ h
- Burlap : 3 5/8″ w x 5 7/8″ h
- Stamped Image: 3 1/4″ w x 5 1/2″ h
I added a red and tan small simple bow at the bottom. I brushed the edges of each piece with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink using an ink blending tool. For the stamped image, I stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock. I colored the stamped image with assorted colors of Copic Markers. I added Crackle Accents to the star and ornaments.
Be sure to ask your favorite local or online store to see if they will be getting the collection. It is also available online in Spellbinder’s online shop. I will be back tomorrow with another project from the collection. I hope you will check it out!