Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Stamping on Patterned Paper, Christmas card set with N&T Foliage Frame

Hi everyone!  I thought I would continue working on Christmas cards this week, and pulled out my Foliage Frame set for Neat & Tangled.

The majority of the time when I'm stamping, I end up using cardstock.  Often this leaves me feeling like my stamped panel is kind of flat, so I'll add inking, splatter, or a watercolor wash.

Another great way to add some texture and depth to your background is to stamp on patterned paper.  The papers I'm using today are all from an old BasicGrey Christmas collection called Evergreen.

For this first card, I used a blue print that looks like it's been painted, and stamped the background using Altenew Silver Stone ink.  The berries and sentiment were stamped with Grapevine.  So quick and easy, but it's got such a pretty rustic feel.

On this next card, I stamped the background first with Forest Glades ink, and then, using a sponge dauber, added some darker areas around the insides/bottoms of the foliage pieces in Evergreen ink.

More red berries and a sentiment stamped with Grapevine ink complete the look.

Finally, I mixed things up a bit and stamped the frame tone on tone, but used a Hero Arts Lime to Forever Green Ombre ink pad to add additional depth.  I could have left it as is and simply added the sentiment as in the other cards, but this time I die cut the center of the frame using the Foliage Frame coordinating dies to create a window.

Using a darker piece of patterned paper from the same collection, I stamped some of the leaves so they peek out of the opening, using Evergreen ink. The sentiment was then stamped and embossed in the center of the second piece.  I also popped up the initial panel with foam tape for some extra dimension.

I really love the extra oomph you get when stamping on patterned papers and really need to do it more.  Those first two cards were so quick and easy to create too, this set is perfect for mass production.

Hope you are having a wonderful week!

*Affiliate links to Neat & Tangled and Altenew in text and to Ellen Hutson below

1 comment:

  1. These are so how you used the amazing foliage frame.