Today I’m sharing a Christmas card I made using only products from the current annual catalog. I want to make sure you know that you don’t have to wait for the Holiday catalog to go live before you start working on your holiday cards. There are several wonderful holiday stamp sets already available!
Today I’m using the Santa’s Gifts photopolymer stamp set, which is A-DOR-A-BLE. Just look at these little characters, ready to color, or leave plain.
I thought about stamping on Watercolor Paper and using an Aqua Painter to color, but in the end I decided to stamp on Whisper White card stock and color with Stampin’ Write Markers in Real Red, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, and Old Olive. That beautiful piece of DSP is from the Merry Moments Designer Series Paper. I used a Pearl Basic Jewel for the pompom on Santa’s hat.
Tip 1: The photopolymer stamps are see through so they’re super easy to stamp right where you want them. But to make it even easier, I laid the Santa and Reindeer stamps on my grid paper to line up their feet, then picked them both up with one large acrylic block (size E) instead of stamping them separately.
Tip 2: I stamped the sentiment on a small strip of Crumb Cake card stock. It was too small to use the Banner Triple Punch, so I used a corner of the 1″ Square Punch to cut the notch.
Tip 3: To get the candy cane in Santa’s hand, I used a masking technique. First I stamped him on a sticky note, making sure his hands were on the area with sticky behind it. I cut out his hands with my Paper Snips, then stuck it to the original stamped image, making sure to line it up just right. I stamped the candy cane, so when I removed the sticky note, it really looks like it’s part of the original image.
Here’s what I used. Click on the images to purchase your own!
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