Today we’ve invited a couple of our Creative Team members to use the same Garland Bold Prints background, to show two different ideas for this one very useful stamp! First up is Amy, who shows how quick and easy it is to mass produce mailbox-friendly holiday cards when your focal point is a large background stamp. Take it away, Amy!
Being on a holiday cardmaking kick… mass production is the key. These were super easy to accomplish with the Garland Bold Prints and Unicorn White Pigment Ink. Other than the main panels being different colors, do you notice anything different? Here are the first two I made:
The sentiment is from Holiday Greetings. When I mass produce, I like to keep the design fairly simple… bonus points for being postal friendly. The Floral and Sea panels both have a smidge of glitter on the baubles:
Next up is Suzanne, with her very different take on this stamp!
The Garland Bold Prints background stamp is a must-have for your stamp collection – it can be used so many ways, and when I first saw it, “celebration” came to mind. Here I made a birthday card, but you can easily switch out the colors to make a baby card or congratulations card, too.
After stamping the background several times in a variety of colors onto white card stock, I used the “spotlight” technique to decorate the card front. To do this, I used different sized circle dies and cut the white panel, making sure to adhere those circles on the yellow card base in the place they were cut from – this helps to create continuity in the pattern from circle to circle. I then used the “Be Happy” potion of the E5998 Eat Drink Be Happy stamp to make my sentiment, and some black gems from the CH215 Neutral Mixed Accents were used to add extra bling.
We hope you’ve enjoyed these two ways for one very useful stamp. Thanks for stopping by!