Hi Roadies! I made 5 clean and simple cards for today’s blog using the new Fleece Navidad stamp set. This stamp set is super adorable! I didn’t want to do any coloring and wanted to keep it fairly simple and easy to mass produce. I don’t know about ya’ll but I send out A LOT of Christmas cards.
I started off by choosing some colored card stock. I wanted to have different colors but you can just pick one and make a set of 4 from one sheet of 8.5″ x 11″. I picked green, purple, blue, red, and burgundy. Cut it down to 4.25″ x 5.5″. These will make A4 card panels. I picked coordinating ink colors that were slightly darker for some ink blended shading on each panel. Using colored card stock saves time on the ink blending and makes it faster since you’re starting with color. I left the middle area the original color of the card stock to create a ‘glow’. Once I was done ink blending all my panels I added some water splatter for a bit a texture.
Once my panels were completely dry I moved on to stamping. To make things fast I used a stamp platform but you can also use a stamping block. I placed my first panel in and used the stamp cover sheet to help position my stamp. The black lines are helpful in making sure you get things straight. It sort of gives you a preview of how it would look stamped. Once I’m happy with the placement I place the magnets on the clear sheet then position the stamps on top and close the lid and it will be exactly aligned.
I prepped the card stock panel with anti-static powder and stamped using a clear embossing ink. I used gold embossing powder but you can use any color. White or silver would also be pretty look. I stamped all my panels, then sprinkled with embossing powder and then I heat set them all at the same time.
I glued down my panels onto white A4 heavyweight card bases. You can call it done here but I have to add some extra sparkle. I added the flat back gems in Becca Ice. These are seriously my go-to gems for projects because they go with everything! They are clear iridescent so they pick up the color underneath that they are glued to. I sprinkled three on each card and these clean and simple Christmas cards are done! Let me know which color is your favorite! -Lorena