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Video: Using a Background Stamp as Part of a Focal Point

by Michelle Short October 15, 2018 13 Comments

Hello there, Michelle here and today I have a card and video to share using the Holiday Foliage Bold Prints. Instead of using it as a background, I thought it would be nice to incorporate it into the focal point. 

Holiday Foliage Ornament by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

You can watch the video tutorial below to see how I made the card:

If you are having trouble viewing the video, please try watching it here over on YouTube. 

I started off by stamping the Holiday Foliage Bold Prints on to Kraft cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied clear Ultra Fine Embossing Powder and heat set. I cut this piece using the outside die (just the ornament layer) from the Deer and Ornament Fancy Die. I then placed the inside piece back in and die cut this three times from white cardstock. 

Holiday Foliage Ornament by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I adhered the white deer layers on to the background ornament piece with liquid glue. This piece was then added to a white A2 card base with tape runner. I took the 'Merry Christmas' sentiment from the Off-Beat Holiday Messages and stamped this on to a piece of red cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied White Detail Embossing Powder and heat set. This was cut in to a strip with a ruler and craft knife. 

Holiday Foliage Ornament by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

The sentiment was added to the card with foam tape and then I added black twine to the top of the ornament to finish. 

Happy stamping!





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13 Responses

Shona Austin
Shona Austin

October 17, 2018

Very attractive card. Thanks for the idea.

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

October 17, 2018

Very pretty card, love the background focal. Thanks for the creative idea.

Toni McKelley
Toni McKelley

October 17, 2018

This is so beautiful, simple and elegant. Sometimes less is more and you nailed it with this one. I will be making some of these. I send over 200 Christmas cards to friends and family and I need something that doesn’t take forever to make. Thank you for a wonderful card. Love this one.

Linda S.
Linda S.

October 17, 2018

You did a wonderful job on this elegant card. Thanks for the reminder to use our background stamps in this way, and also the hint to clear emboss the image for extra shine and interest.

Suzi Metcalfe
Suzi Metcalfe

October 15, 2018

OH, I’ve done this and forgot! Thanks for the reminder of a truly great technique! Yana does such beautiful work!

Jan Castle
Jan Castle

October 15, 2018

LOVELY!!!!!

Barbara Smith
Barbara Smith

October 15, 2018

A wonderful card!

Isabelle
Isabelle

October 15, 2018

Beautiful and very elegant card ! Thank you for sharing.

Margaret
Margaret

October 15, 2018

This is lovely! Using the background die in this way is a great idea – I love finding new ways to use my supplies – thanks for the inspiration!

Sharon Gullikson
Sharon Gullikson

October 15, 2018

I like how you used patterned—subtle—paper behind. It looks great.

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

October 15, 2018

A gorgeous card and thanks for the great idea MIchelle, I would never thought of using my background stamp like that.

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

October 15, 2018

What a lovely CAS card!!

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

October 15, 2018

So beautifully done!