Hey friends! I always love sharing techniques on how to get the most use out of your stamp sets and products by thinking outside of the box. Today’s video shares how to create 5 easy Christmas Cards that look stunning using the Yuletide Gatherings stamp set!
(Looking for anything that I used in the video? All of the supplies are linked with images to multiple stores at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used when possible. Watch the full video HERE in HD!)
For the first card, I used one of the images and embossed it in a repeating pattern onto grass green cardstock. Then, I added some shadow blending using some Later Gator ink and a few Christmas Red Stickles to add some detail to the berries. I think sometimes people underestimate the power of creating a background using only one image… it looks like beautiful patterned paper!
On the second example, I colored directly onto the stamp using several colors of Distress Markers. Then, I sprayed it with a bit of water and you get two beautifully watercolored stamped images! I finished off the card with the Splinter background stamp and a few gems in the center of the poinsettia.
For the third example, I stamped and embossed the large bouquet hanging off the edge of the cardstock. Then, I went in with several colors of Simon Hurley create. inks to create loose color on the images. I heavily sprayed the colors with water to make them blend and create a beautiful watercolor effect!
For the fourth card, I pieced together some of the smaller images and used them to create an embossed background. Then, I ink blended the background in colorful stripes using my inks. I finished off the card with a sentiment from the Caroling Squad stamp set and absolutely love how the non-traditional colors look!
On the final example, I colored and stamped an image using Distress Markers again. I kept this card super simple to show how easy it would be to create lots of these cards for the Christmas season!
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