For today’s card share, I decided to make a Christmas card but not use traditional Christmas colors. I have younger male family members on my Christmas card list that would enjoy something more fun and bright and a little less traditional. I also feel like this could be a Hanukkah card with a different sentiment.
I completed my second Altenew Educator Certification Program class, All About Layering 2. In this class, the instructor shared ways to move beyond basic layered stamping. There were a few items I decided to focus on from this class; using a small stamp to create a background, you don’t need to use every layer of a stamp group to create a nice looking image and use dimension to make the focal point stand out.
For this Christmas card, I used Altenew’s Bells and Bows stamp set. It also comes with co-ordinating dies. I found this set so easy to line up and stamp. The stamping went very quickly. I was able to make multiples in an hour.
I stamped the background using Altenew’s Crisp Dye Inks in Artic, Persian Blue and Sapphire (my favorite color)! I then stamped the large bow using the same colors. I did not use the outline stamp for any of the bows, I did not feel like they needed it. I cut the large bow out using the matching die. I cut the tag out using My Favorite Things Scallop Cross Stitch die.
I used some left over gold and silver threads and tied them to the tag. I added foam adhesive to the back of the tag. I used Hero Art’s Hero Hues gems and added foam tape to the bow and added the bow to the tag. I embossed the sentiment using Wow! Metallic Brass.
I know Altenew has incredible layering flower stamps, and I own my fair share of them, but I like that there are other layering stamps that present masculine possibilities as well.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Take Care,