Eco-printing is a beautiful way to create wonderful decorative paper from natural items. It creates unique textures and patterns that make great cards, notebook covers, notepaper, art journal accents, and scrape book embellishments. But diving into eco-printing can be a daunting endeavour with a wide range of techniques to learn and supplies needed.
Many stamp sets today come with matching dies which make it easy to cut out images. This allows you to pop up your stamped designs with foam tape to give more interest and texture to the card. On my card today, I’ll show you how easy it is to cut out images by hand if you don’t happen to have a die set to go with your stamps.
I have always been fascinated by Tim Holtz’ fun vintage ephemera packs filled with scraps and pieces inspired by days gone by. There are so many things you can do with these packs and I thought they would be perfect for some masculine themed cards. I never seem to have enough of those.
Since starting my new love of making altered journals, I’ve amassed quite a large amount of ribbon and decorative trim. When looking at these cute little skates from Avery Elle’s Holiday Skates stamp set, I thought about the little pom pom trim I had and the perfect way I could use it.
One of my favorite tools in my crafty tool kit is my masking paper. It has so many fun uses with stamps, but you can also create some great backgrounds if you don’t have that perfect stencil. For today’s project, I’ll be using masking paper from Inkadinkado along with nesting circle dies to create a fun snowball background for this holiday card.