Hello Roadies – Welcome! It’s Samantha and this month I’ve decided to share with you ways to create fun Christmas cards with your not so Christmas themed Ink Road Stamp sets! Today I’m using one of my favourite techniques and the stamp set between the lines.
I’m not sure who invented the term masking but I personally think they were a genius! There are so many ways that I could have masked an area on my card front – a circle would have made Christmas Bauble, then there’s always a Christmas star, a square could have been turned into a Christmas present! I went with a classic Christmas tree…
Using masking paper I masked off the area I didn’t want stamped. So I used three strips of masking paper and created a long triangle in the center of my card front. This is the area I stamped using the set Between the Lines. I made sure I overlapped my stamping because I wanted a messy look. I then removed the masking paper and decorated my Christmas tree. I added machine stitched gold lines, sequins and a twine bow. I stamped a sentiment from Fir Real (which has some wonderful Christmas sentiments) on Kraft card, trimmed this, and adhered it to my card front with foam tape. Lastly, I added a Kraft star to the top of my tree.
It’s such a pretty card – I loved the design of it so much I also made one in red. Masking paper can be reused (to a certain point) so I didn’t want to waste it and being that Christmas is around the corner a few extra cards in my card stash won’t hurt!
Which colour do you prefer? Red or Green? Hope this inspires you to try masking and creating a few Christmas cards with the stamp set Between the Lines.