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As many of you already know, I’m a self professed technique junkie. Just because it’s Easy Peasy (in my book), it doesn’t mean that they’re void of great techniques. I enjoy coming up with different cards and love to show something new or different or even to rejuvenate a technique. (This is why I try hard to come up with a unique card every week while keeping it Easy Peasy.)
I created this card backwards so to speak. I had all the pieces cut out (because I liked the layout) then went on the hunt for stamps. I really wasn’t sure if it I’d like it. Two stamps taking up 3/4 of the white space and it doesn’t feel like anything is missing. I was pleasantly surprised! In this case…less is definitely more :)
Card Measures 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
Red Piece of card stock 4 1/2 x 3 1/4
White piece 3 1/8 x 4 3/8
-Stamp image and sentiment (I could place both of these on Tim’s 4×6 grid block)
-sprinkle clear embossing powder over top and heat
-fill in Santa’s beard and white parts of his suit with Pearl, Perfect Pearls using a water brush
-assemble and round corners using the 1/2″ corner rounder
When you have great stamps that are expressive, whimsical, and detailed like the Santa, you don’t really need to add anything else. It adds enough interest for the eye. Throw in some texture and dimension by using clear embossing powder and some shimmer or sparkle and it’s good to go!
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