In past posts, I have talked about stretching your stamps or thinking “outside the box” when it comes to theme. For today’s post, I will show you how to turn a simple floral stamp into a Christmas stamp. This is great when you don’t have or want to get a huge collection of holiday stamps but still want to create some festive greetings. It is helpful to have one or two holiday sentiments though. I will be using Avery Elle’s Modern Floral stamp and die set as my focal point along with a floral themed embossing folder whose flowers have a bit of a poinsettia look. Even better, would be to use a Christmas-themed embossing folder if you have it. The terrarium around the floral stamp reminds me of a Christmas ornament which is a plus.
Wedding season is just around the corner and having a stash of cards for the occasion can come in handy. For today’s project, I’m using a stamp set from Ranger called Letter It Wedding along with an embossing folder called Confetti Hearts to create an easy shaker greeting.
Valentine’s Day cards are all about various shades of pink and red. For my card today, I’ll show you a layering technique I used with these pretty colors over dry embossing using a DIY stencil.
When we think of the colors of Fall, they usually include reds, oranges, yellows and dark browns. My project today goes in a little bit of a different direction. I was inspired by this little embellishment from Carta Bella’s Fall Break ephemera pack. This and some of the stickers and other elements feature teals with oranges and yellows with an off-white background. I loved this alternative to the traditional Fall palette and decided to create a card using these same colors.
As the weather cools, I definitely have flavored coffee on my mind. This always puts me in the mood to make cards with all the cute “coffee-themed” products that are out there. For my project today, I’m taking the Sizzix Impresslits Pumpkin Spice Thanks A Latte set and adding some extra touches with a white gel pen.
To start, I embossed a white notecard with the folder and did the same with a 4 ¼ x 5 ½ kraft-colored cardstock panel.
I used my white gel pen to trace the embossed image on the kraft panel being careful not to trace onto the raised parts.
I then trimmed about ½” off each side of the panel and adhered it to the white notecard with foam tape. I wanted to still be able to see some of the embossing from the card peeking out.
After die cutting the coffee cup, I traced the cup sleeve onto some yellow cardstock in order to back the “thanks a latte” sentiment.
To cover up the inside of the card where the embossing shows through, I added a sheet of patterned paper from Avery Elle ‘s Everyday paper pad.
I’m a huge fan of dry embossing. It’s such a great effect when you make that imprint into the paper. The white pen elevates it just a little and is great for the “steam effect” look surrounding the coffee. You could try this with any embossing folder you have at home. Darker paper definitely works best. Thanks for joining me today!