Thursday, December 7, 2017

Decorate, Bake, Wrap, Nap, Repeat - Judi Kauffman, Guest Designer

Decorate, Bake, Wrap, Nap, Repeat…Those words just about sum up the holiday season in a single stamp, don’t you think? But why stop at just one stamp when there are so many more to play with? Dip into your collection or do a little shopping to add whatever else you think would look just right! I mixed in Quietfire Design’s crackle pattern background, flourished tree and holly flourish stamps, did a bit of coloring and doodling, and embellished with glittery and gold peel-offs.

 The top layer with raised border is a panel card, sold by printing companies to use for invitations and reply cards, but if those aren’t available simply mask off a rectangle and smudge on some inks with a craft sponge to create the frame. (Masking was needed even with the raised border). Each side-fold card base is solid color cardstock, chosen to coordinate with the stamped and embellished layer. Tip: It is usually easier to choose the card base last rather than first, and it doesn’t have to be a solid color! Get out some cardstock-weight patterned scrapbook paper and use it instead.

Please use these whimsical cards as inspiration. Go for whatever color combination you prefer. As usual, I picked a quirky off-beat palette rather than traditional. Doodle and draw, or not. Add border peel-offs, tiny six-petal flower peel-offs as snowflakes, top the trees with glittery stars! Or keep it simple. Stamp, smudge on a bit of color – Done!


Quietfire Design –

Other –
Inks in shades of green, brown, butterscotch and raspberry
Craft sponge
Panel cards in ivory
Solid color cardstock
Glitter Border, Gold Border Lines, Gold Lace, and Glitter Flower peel-offs (Elizabeth Craft Designs)


paulaj said...

Great stamp! The cards are so pretty.

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Great cards, Judi!!!

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