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Today I am playing along with the Paper Players Challenge. Love this sketch from Sandy!
Here is my card and the inspiration sketch. I have my banner pointing the opposite way as the banner in the sketch – but that’s OK! The sketches are meant to inspire – not lock you in to a rigid template.
To Begin My Card:
I started with a kraft card base that I created from Paper & More 130# Recycled Kraft Card Stock. This is a nice heavy weight cardstock, perfect for creating card bases. I for the tilted bit of the card, I used some retired Stampin’ Up! Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper.
The Featured Ornament:
The Ornament was stamped and cut with Reverse Confetti Vintage Ornaments. Instead of stamping the ornament topper I used the die to cut it out of gold glitter cardstock — I love gold glitter on Christmas cards! To bring in a little more glittery bling, I cut some garland with one of the dies in the Reverse Confetti Gift Card Holder Die Set. I added a little depth to the card by attaching the ornament with foam adhesive dots.
A Couple of Tips:
- To get a nice crisp image on a solid stamp, place the foam pad from the Sizzix Stamper’s Secret Weapon under your paper. It gives it just enough “cush” to eliminate hollow places that can sometimes happen
- For a crisp image try “seasoning” your stamp by inking it up with Versa Ink and stamping off on scrap paper. Then ink it up with which ever color ink you will be using on your finished project. Don’t clean the stamp between the versa ink and your colored ink, just stamp off.
SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE TODAY’S CARD:
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