I also loved Amy’s use of non-traditional Christmas colors so I decided to go with pink, teal, and royal blue!
To create my card I attached the Garland Bold Prints background stamp in the center of my MISTI and went over my cardstock with a powder tool. Then I temporarily adhered my cardstock panel to the inside of my MISTI, inked the stamp with Hero Arts Unicorn White pigment ink and stamped it onto my cardstock. I like to use the MISTI for large background stamps because it allows me to restamp if necessary. Once I was happy with the white coverage I moved my cardstock slightly to one side and slightly lower. I reinked the stamp with a gold silver pigment ink and stamped the background stamp again. I moved the cardstock and repeated the process with a gold pigment ink. Then I let them dry overnight so that the pigment ink wouldn’t smear.
The following day I trimmed the panel down and adhered them to white cardstock bases. Then I stamped the second half of the sentiment and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder. I die-cut the word ‘joy’ and embossed it with ultra high embossing powder before adhering it around the rest of the sentiment with small pieces of foam mounting tape. Finally I added a few white pearls to cover some of the dots in the garland.
I really like how they turned out…I actually made a second set in more traditional holiday colors and might have to make a few more to add to my card stash! But seriously guys, this background stamp is stunning and so versatile!! If you don’t own it, you need to head over to Simon Says Stamp and pick it up after you finish reading this post! 😉
And to make our celebration just a little more special we are giving away TWO $25 gift certificates to Hero Arts!
Thanks so much for visiting and have a fabulous weekend!!