We're celebrating the Joy of the Season with the Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember exclusive limited edition stamp set from Gina K Designs! This amazing 6"x 8" stamp set is full of gorgeous holiday images and sentiments perfect for getting an early start on our holiday cards! With the Alcohol Ink Lift Technique you can get two cards in one, stretching those supplies, and of course adding to your card stash! Let's get started!
V I D E O T U T O R I A L
Watch the creation of this card from start to finish below or click HERE to watch in HD:
I was able to get four cards from two backgrounds (I did use an additional background for one of the cards but you wouldn't have to!). The backgrounds are the star of the show here, with simple stamped and embossed vellum greetings for three of the cards and die cut greetings for two of the designs. A simple inlay Frame is the perfect way to draw the viewer's eye and to add visual interest to the gorgeous backgrounds. It breaks up the design without taking away from it! One of my favorite go-to techniques!
I applied the alcohol inks to Yupo Cardstock with some of my favorite alcohol ink color combinations listed below.
When the background were dry, I used the MISTI stamp positioner tool and stamped the Joy of the Season Gina K STAMPtember Stamp Set with Alcohol Lift Ink on the inked background, removed the paper from the MISTI and stamped the image on plain smooth white cardstock. The Alcohol Lift Ink lifts the ink from the alcohol inked background and transfers it to the smooth white cardstock, giving you two backgrounds in one! Love that!
On the alcohol inked backgrounds I used a clean, dry paper towel to remove the excess Alcohol Lift Ink, blotting until the beautiful images showed through.
A Simon Says Stamp Frames Die was used to die cut a thin, border frame from each background panel. I die cut the frame from Frosted Silver Cardstock and then created inlay designs for all four background panels. On the white trees background I substituted another alcohol inked background for the outer border for more interest than the plain white border.
Sentiments from the Joy of the Season Gina K STAMPtember Stamp Set were added to three of the cards by stamping the phrases on vellum with clear embossing ink and heat embossing with either white embossing powder or silver embossing powder. The sentiments were die cut with a Stitched Circles Dies or a Sentiment Labels Dies and adhered to the cards as shown. The greeting was stamped in black directly on the background for the white snowflake background card.
For the snowflake cards, the Believe Dies were used to die cut greetings to adhere above the stamped phrases. Rainbow Iridescent Rhinestones were adhered throughout the design for embellishment. On the trees cards, Mini Silver Star Confetti were scattered throughout the background to complete the cards.
S U P P L I E S
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S H O P P I N G
Shop the entire exclusive limited edition collection of Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember collaboration stamps/dies below. Hurry, supplies are limited and when they're gone, they're gone!