Christmas Tree Card using Shaped Background Stamping with May Park

Posted on 27 November 2017

Happy Monday! It's May here with a fun Christmas card that I created using a couple of my favorite stamping techniques: background stamping and shaped stamping.

I also used some non-holiday stamps and non-traditional holiday colors for a unique look.

I started by drawing a triangle shape with a pencil and ruler on an A2 size white panel. Then I stamped the images from the following stamp sets: Playful Animal Friends 2, Festive Llama, and Merry & Bright using 5 different ink colors. 

When you create a background by mixing images, it's important to stamp larger images first and fill in the gaps with smaller images later. After stamping is done, I added some dots using the fine tip of the markers in 4 different colors.

Then I stamped the sentiment from the December Days Stamp Set at the bottom of my Christmas tree with grey ink.

Next, I mounted my stamped panel on an A2 size green top folding card base with 3M foam tape to give dimension. I finished off my card with adding some gemstones in the center of each snowflake image.

That's all for today. Hope my card inspired you to create a Christmas card with non-holiday stamps and non-traditional holiday colors.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Happy crafting! 


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  • Sandra: December 01, 2017
    This card is so adorable! Thank you for the inspiration.
  • Petals Daye: November 29, 2017

    Super duper cute. Love the technique and the colours you choose to use. It’s festive without being traditional! Thanks for sharing :D Cheers

  • Kirsty Vittetoe: November 28, 2017

    What a sweet card!

  • Margaret: November 28, 2017

    Love this! It’s very helpful to see how you did this – when I tried to stamp a Christmas tree shape, it never looked quite “complete” enough, but I see now that filling in with dots, especially at the edges, gives the tree definition. Thank you!

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