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Stretch Your Stamps | TaeEun Yoo

Stretch Your Stamps | TaeEun Yoo

Hello Pinkfresh friends! Hope you’re having a great weekend!

It’s TaeEun here today with a couple of holiday cards. I made them using non-holiday stamps to show you how you can stretch your stamps :) ! In order to give the card some holiday feeling I used the traditional colors, red and green along with gray. The words from Classic Holiday Words dies are so festive that you could actually turn any card into a holiday card using them :) !!!

Let's take a look at my cards for today! 

For the first card I used a bouquet from Blooming Bouquet stamp set.


I chose a polka dotted gray patterned paper from Home for the Holidays 6 x 6 paper pack. I blended a white pigment ink on the center of the panel and stamped the smaller bouquet without stems also in the white pigment ink. I colored the image using Luminance and Prismacolor colored pencils; the flowers in dark red and the leaves in gray.

After the coloring was done I white heat embossed the bouquet. I masked the bouquet and stamped and white heat embossed the stems of the other bouquet from Blooming Bouquet set. I cut the panel using a Diagonal Stitched Rectangle die.

The bow is from Floral Vase stamp set. I stamped it on the same patterned paper I used for the front panel in a white ink and colored it in dark red shades. I then cut it using the coordinating die and set it aside.

I adhered a gold foiled cardstock panel on a dark gray card base, foam mounted the colored front panel and added the bow to it using some foam tape. I covered the bow with some clear Pico Embellisher to make it shine. The sentiment was cut using Classic Holiday Words dies. I cut the sentiment from some gold foiled cardstock and the shadow part was cut from some vellum. I cut the words three more times from a heavyweight white cardstock , stacked them all together and added it behind the vellum shadow to raise my sentiment. I finished off the card by scattering some dark red Crystals.

My second holiday card is made in the traditional holiday colors, red and green.

First I ink blended a white cardstock panel in Candy Apple and Raspberry Bliss Premium dye inks and stamped the wreath from Eucalyptus Fantasy stamp set on it in a black ink. I then colored the leaves in some RV Copic markers. After the coloring was done, I stamped the wreath again in an embossing ink and clear heat embossed it.

To make the branches I ink blended a piece of white cardstock in Olive, Key Lime and Grassy Knoll and stamped the branch from Eucalyptus Fantasy set three times on it in Key Lime and clear heat embossed them. I colored the leaves in a white gel pen. I cut the wreath and branches using the coordinating dies and set them aside.

To create the background panel I wet a watercolor paper panel and added droplets of Candy Apple and Bubble Gum from Pinkfresh Studio Liquid watercolor on it. I splattered the same colors and white opaque ink on the panel and let it dry. Once dry, I cut the panel using a Diagonal Stitched Rectangle die and foam mounted it on a white cardbase. The wreath was popped up with foam tape on the background panel. I added the green branches on the top of the wreath which represent mistletoe branches. I embellished the branches with a red bow, two little jingle bells and a red star charm. I cut the sentiment using Classic Holiday Words die set from some white cardstock three times, stacked them together and adhered it on the wreath. To finish off I scattered white Jewels on the wreath.

That’s it from my side for today. I hope I was able to show you how to stretch your stamps to make holiday cards using non-holiday stamp sets :) ! 

Wishing you all a happy December!

Hugs,

TaeEun

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