Hey Stampers! Today's project is a “Christmas in July” sample. I told you Mossy Meadow is one of my favorite new Stampin' Up! green colors so today I have Green With Envy – Mossy Meadow Round Two! As shown in today's project, when you “off stamp” you get a different shade of the original color.
This technique really adds dimension to the card. Try this with different ink colors and you'll be amazed at the versatility of the results. It's like having three ink pads in one!
Here are the supplies, cutting dimensions and instructions.
- Stamp Sets – Snowflake Sentiments (144820); Lovely As A Tree (127793)
- Card Stock – Very Vanilla Cardstock (101650); Early Espresso Cardstock (119686)
- Stamp Pads – Mossy Meadow Ink (147111); Balmy Blue Ink (147105); Early Espresso Ink (147114)
- Misc. –Snail Adhesive (104332); Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (141897); Sponge Dauber (133773)
- Card Stock 1: 8.5” x 5.5” Card Base
- Card Stock 2: 4” x 5.25” Very Vanilla Card Front
- Fold the Early Espresso card stock in half creating your card base.
- Stamp the tree on your Very Vanilla card front so that the trees closest to you are stamped in full strength after inking and the trees further away are stamped again without reinking your stamp.
- Then using your sponge dauber and Balmy Blue ink, very lightly ink the top ¾ of card front, creating a sky effect.
- Then using your Wink of Stella brush, add glitter to the fully stamped trees to give the effect of glistening snow or ice. Also dab the brush randomly in the sky for snow flakes and sweep across the ground for snow.
- After the glitter has had a few moments to dry, stamp your sentiment in the top corner.
- Finally, adhere your card front to your card base.
If you missed yesterday's project, you can see it here.