Hi everyone! The Memory Box holiday stamp release this year is so fabulous! So fun to have a lot of stamp sets! I’m working my way through them…so used to working with dies that I’m loving the challenge of stamps again too!
I started this card by cutting a full piece of 8.5 x 11 Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Smooth 110# cardstock down to 6 x 10 and scoring the 10 side at 5 inches.
I stamped the big wreath, leaving the cardbase folded, using a ‘new to me’ stamp platform and I’m in LOVE with it! The We R Memory Keepers one! I’ll link below. There are two sizes and they’re amazing! hehe SORRY! not really!
I stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. This was Judikins gold and the sentiment is Ranger Superfine gold. I have yet to find the ultimate gold embossing powder. ugh I only have a couple dz already! grr
Before I colored, I cut it out by hand! I know, it sounds like it’d be terrible to cut double and especially this thick cardstock but using my EK scissors that’s really sharp and this cardstock amazingly cut like butter… I was surprised! It was fun! I’ve always enjoyed hand cutting though…something therapeutic about it I guess.
Then I painted the wreath in with Gansai Tambi watercolors. The bluish background is Tumbled Glass Distress ink reinker but the ink from a stamp pad would work the same.
After all was dry, I spattered with white acrylic paint. I’ve also seen gals spattering with the new Distress Oxide Spray! I’m going to try that next. I’ve linked the Hero Arts White Watercolor below… I’ve used that a lot too.
I die cut the new Joy Airy Script die in gold foil/mirror cardstock and white and glued them together. I heat embossed the sentiment ‘to the world’ from the new Merry and Bright Mistletoe stamp set. I trimmed it out with the Cut Align tool from MISTI. I adhered it to the card with mounting tape on each end.
I’m linking up to some challenges…
I really love this card and I hope you do too! I’m still working on family birthday cards in-between house stuff (big old house) and Christmas cards! So exciting! Change is hard but good!
Take care and I’ll be back soon!
Products I used to make this card…