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When I was sorting through my scraps, this was the second of two Dill Memory Box card bases I had found. This card idea popped into my head when I was staring at the plain piece, don’t you ever have those?? LOL I do wish those would happen more often though!
For this card:
-Create a mask with a post-it note or Eclipse tape using an outline die and place mask in the center of the card (Spellbinders Labels 8)
-Stamp background image (Hero Arts ~ Holly Flourish S5067)
-Remove mask and stamp sentiment (Penny Black ~ a wonderful christmas 4116H)
-Emboss frame using Spellbinders label die (optional)
-Add stickles (Ranger ~ Stickles, Christmas red)
Once you’ve made a mask you can use it over and over and over and over again. The embossing step is optional but it adds extra dimension to this one layer card.
[I didn’t do what I should have done and turned the Holly Flourish background stamp rubber side up and then placed my cardstock on top so I could see the placement. (Hence the gap down the right side, yes I’m pointing out a flaw! LOL) I was going to do it over again BUT that would mean I would have to cut into a pristine piece of card stock. While it would have been great for you to see a perfect card, that would go against my intention of using up my card bases. I made a promise to myself that I would use up my “scrap bases” first!]
I just love using these Christmas Red Stickles, easy to use with loads of sparkle! Now can you imagine the same card, using a black card stock base and Staz-on GOLD ink?? That would be absolutely stunning! That idea has been rattling around my brain for a little while now that I will surely have to do it!
I strongly encourage you to use what you already have, I jotted down what I had used in case you’re wondering. I know it’s great picking up new goodies but how many times do we say that we have to use what we have? It just makes it all the more easy, peasy!
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