Best of Christmas


I had so much fun stamping today!  There is no better way to enjoy something you love than doing it with friends!  That is exactly what I did today!!  The next best thing to stamping with my wonderful sister and upline, Katy McGloin, is stamping with the woman who got Katy hooked on stamping in the first place, Pam Morris.  She is so delightful to be around and very creative.  She is a flight attendant and had a long layover here so we arranged to play today.  She brought some projects and helped me with some of my projects. The card above was inspired by the technique she showed me that she and Katy taught the Stampin’ Pretty Pals who attended a recent event in Atlanta.  It is a masking technique where you tear out the center of a piece of paper that is slightly larger than the piece you will be stamping on.  You sponge the background colors, then once that is finished, you stamp your focal point on top of that.  Isn’t it pretty??  I stamped the cute little deer from the Best of Christmas with VersaMark then Crumb Cake and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  The sentiment is from the Photopolymer stamp set, Christmas Tagables.  The DSP is actually from the Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit and I really like the added touch it gave to this card.  I will be showing you more of what you can do with this kit on Tuesday!

It’s All in the Details

  • Stamp Set:  Best of Christmas (#134384), Christmas Tagables Photopolymer (#134623)
  • Paper:  Crumb Cake, Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit (#133463)
  • Ink: Crumb Cake, VersaMark
  • Cool Tools: Corner Rounder punch
  • Finishing Touch: Clear Embossing Powder, Neutrals Candy Dots

Tip of the Day:  When masking, use our good old friend, Mr. Post-It Note.  He will hold your paper still so you get that nice, crisp edge!

This is such a beautiful, easy technique to highlight your stamped focal point. The ways that this can be done are indeed limitless.  I hope you like my card today and, if you did, would you please take a moment and leave me a comment?  I appreciate each and every one and will do my best to respond to any questions you have.  Until next time,

Keep calm and craft on!