Stamped Cards

Create a beautifully simple greeting card for the holidays.


What You Need:

+ enlarge image Holly-and-Berry Card
  • Holly-and-berry stamp
  • Merry Merry Christmas Stamp
  • Green and gold background papers
  • Single-fold brown kraft paper card
  • Heavy-duty white paper
  • Ink pads in cranberry, evergreen, and cocoa brown
  • Scratch paper
  • Gold Embossing powder
  • Heat gun
  • Glue stick
  • Ultra-fine Prisma glitter

Instructions:

1. Cut papers in graduating sizes so the green background paper is slightly smaller than the front of the brown card, the gold paper is slightly smaller than the green, and the white is slightly smaller than the gold.

2. Stamp the berries with cranberry ink; let the ink dry. Stamp three berries on scratch paper; cut out all three berries and place them over the stamped berries on the card to make masks. Stamp the leaves with evergreen ink over the berry masks. Let the ink dry thoroughly.

3. Stamp Merry Merry Christmas with cranberry ink. Sprinkle with the gold embossing powder and emboss using the heat gun. Highlight berries and leaves with glue stick and glitter.

4. Glue the green paper to the brown card, the gold paper to the green paper, and the stamped white paper to the gold paper.

What You Need:

+ enlarge image Pinecone Card
  • Pine branch stamp
  • Merry Merry Christmas stamp
  • Green and gold background papers
  • Single-fold brown kraft paper card
  • Heavy-duty white paper
  • Ink pads in cranberry, evergreen, and cocoa brown
  • Scratch paper
  • Gold embossing powder
  • Heat gun
  • Glue stick
  • Ultra-fine Prisma glitter
  • Deckle-edge scissors

Instructions:

1. Cut papers in graduating sizes. Use deckle-edge scissors to cut the gold paper.

2. Stamp the pinecone with evergreen ink; let the ink dry. Stamp the pine branch twice over the pinecone; re-ink each time you stamp. Let the ink dry.

3. Stamp Merry Merry Christmas with cranberry ink. Sprinkle with the gold embossing powder and emboss using the heat gun. Highlight branches with the glue stick and glitter.

4. Glue the green paper to the brown card, the gold paper to the green paper, and the stamped white paper to the gold paper.

Buyer's Guide

Stamps Outstamping Designs 208 Fufth St., West Des Moines, IA 50265

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