Hello and happy, Monday! I’m sharing a card today that I made last month. I almost forgot to share it. 🙂 What I love about this card is that 1) It’s easy to make, 2) It requires no die cutting – just stamping, minimal coloring and simple masking/stenciling. Supply needs are minimal and inexpensive. 3) It’s flat and can be mailed with just a forever stamp. It can be machine-handled at the USPS. So, why is this all awesome? It’s the perfect card choice to mass produce and mail for the holidays!
To start, I used the stencil to mask the center on this 5″ X 7″ 80lb Neenah Solar White cardstock. This will keep the Merry Christmas words pure white. I used Distressed Ink in Iced Spruce and my Honey Bee Stamps Blender Brushes to apply color to the background. I made sure to get it all around the letters to define them and also around the card’s edges. Once the ink was dry, I moved on to stamping.
I added the leaves to my Misti tool and stamped them in black, over the stencil mask and distressed ink. I also stamped the berries, evenly distributing them, knowing that the berries will get colored in. For the berries, I colored them in using BG10, BG11, B72 Copic Markers. I applied a little Quickie Glue (2-pack) and sprinkled dazzling diamond glitter on them. I was not fussy with this step. A little glitter goes a long way! I added a few additional glitter dots to the card front, too. I removed the mask and added a little black ink around the front’s edges and attached it to a 80lb Neenah Solar White cardstock 5″ X 7″ card base.
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