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Stretching Holiday Stamps

by Jayne Nelson November 11, 2020 5 Comments

Although making and sending holiday cards is a priority right now, I love the idea of stretching holiday themed stamps for all occasions. Today, I’m sharing a pair of non-holiday cards made with the new Holiday Blessings sentiment set and the Christmas Rose Bold Prints stamp.

For my first card, I started by stamping the beautiful Christmas Rose Bold Prints background onto a piece of Dove White cardstock with Clear Embossing & Watermark ink. I embossed the design with white embossing powder. Then, I picked four, vibrant Reactive inks - Lemon Drop, Key Lime Fizz, Green Apple, and Blue Raspberry. I used a foam applicator to blend the inks over the embossed panel and a dry paper towel to rub the excess ink from the embossed design. Next, I used a large, Nesting Rectangle Infinity Die to precisely cut a panel for my card. I love how these dies cut crisp, perfect panels every time. I also wrapped the center of the panel with a horizontal strip of vellum that I taped to the back. Then, I secured the panel to the center of a Canary card base with foam tape.

Next, I stamped a message from from the new Holiday Blessings set with Intens-ified Black ink onto a piece of Canary cardstock. The sentiments in this set are composed with script and typewriter fonts and they are gorgeous! Not only am I thrilled to have a lovely Happy New Year stamp, but four of these sentiments can easily be used all year. I die cut the stamped sentiment with a decorative Tag Frame Infinity Die and then secured it to the card with Precision Glue.

To embellish the card, I stamped the Christmas Rose Bold Prints again, also on white cardstock, but this time with black ink. I quickly colored a few flowers by simply inking over them with Lemon Drop and Blue Raspberry ink. Then, I fussy cut around each flower, colored the centers with a white gel pen, and secured them to the card with glue and foam tape. To finish the card, I added a tiny, green heart, that I cut with the smallest Nesting Hearts Infinity Die, below the sentiment. I also added a black bow at the top edge.

While I had my supplies out, I made a second, similar card. For this card, I inked the embossed background with Taffy, Creamsicle, Lemon Drop and Key Lime Fizz. I also wrapped the panel with vellum, but vertically for variety. I secured the panel to a Peony card base.

This time, I stamped two sentiments on strips of Kiwi and Peony cardstock that I secured to the vellum strip. I inked the flowers with Taffy and Creamsicle inks and then positioned the flowers above and below the sentiments on the vellum, trimming the flowers along the panel’s edges. I also added a trio of pink enamel dots for extra interest and finished the card with a black bow along the side fold.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope that you’re inspired to look at your holiday stamps for uses beyond the season. Happy crafting!

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CM492 Holiday Blessings - Hero Arts
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GW101 Precision Glue - Hero Arts
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PS325 Hero Hues Dove white - Hero Arts
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5 Responses

Henriëtte M.
Henriëtte M.

November 13, 2020

Gorgeous cards Jayne, I love the way you stretched this awesome stamp set.
My favorite is the second card, such beautiful colours.
Thank you so much for sharing, stay safe and have a great day.

Linda W, (ScrappinBari)
Linda W, (ScrappinBari)

November 12, 2020

Gorgeous cards, Jayne! Just love the Christmas Rose background and you’ve used it so well here, especially love the fussy cut added blossoms!!

Marie Siler
Marie Siler

November 11, 2020

Love how you show that seasonal stamps can be used for different seasons based on color choice.

Betty Keefe
Betty Keefe

November 11, 2020

love love these two cards, Jayne – think I will have to CASE them – and so good to see your cards here at HA again!

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

November 11, 2020

Both so beautiful!! Love the color combinations, they brighten up my day!