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When I'm making LOTS of the same card, I like to stamp the design on a separate piece of paper rather than on card itself. If you don't get a perfect image, then you don't have to waste an entire card. And by stamping separate pieces and layering them, you add some texture and interest to your card.
For this card, you can stamp all the music background first, then stamp the sentiments. To make this card even easier to assemble, I chose to tear around the pieces rather than to cut them out. This not only adds to the vintage look of the card, but makes it MUCH faster too.
If you'd like to make this card, here's all the info you'll need...
“joyous music” card
Skill Level: easy
- Clearsnap: ColorBox Archival Dye Ink: Khaki Green and Cookie Dough and ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink: Creamy Brown
- Bazzill: Walnut Cream cardstock
- Petersen Arne: Dark Sage cardstock
- Hero Arts: Music Background Cling Stamp, Joy To All Clear Design Stamp Set and Art Flowers: Poinsettia
- Memory Box: Jewel Stickers - Christmas
Tools: scissors, paper trimmer and adhesive
NOTE: if you are making several of these cards, work in as assembly line as described above.
1) Cut a 5 X 10 piece of green cardstock and fold in half to make card.
2) Ink music stamp and sentiment stamp with Khaki Green Dye Ink and stamp on cream cardstock.
3) Tear around pieces - music background should measure about 4 1/2 X 4 1/2 and the sentiment about 2 3/4 X 1 1/2.
4) Ink edges of pieces using Cookie Dough Dye Ink and let dry. Then ink again using Creamy Brown Chalk Ink.
5) To assemble, adhere music paper towards the left side of the card, then adhere the sentiment towards the center right.
6) Add 3 poinsettias, then place a crystal in the center of each flower.
There are a LOT more holiday projects on their way, so please drop back by to see what's new!