Thursday, October 28, 2010

Delightful Decorations Stamp-A-Stack

  Well here is the second card we did on Tuesday night.  I was very excited when the Delightful Decorations set made it into the big catalog this summer.  I got it when it was in the mini last year and only got to use it a few times so it was fun to be able to use it again. 

  The Christmas tree branch is actually the tall pine tree from Lovely As a Tree and is stamped using Wild Wasabi ink.  Using a craft knife I cut a small slit along one of the branches to thread silver tinsel trim through. 

  For the ornament I pulled a little trick out of my sleeve.  On the first sample that I made something was missing.  Even with the tinsel trim it was a little blah.  Then I remembered a technique with the shimmer paint that was popular when it first came out.  Mix a few drops of shimmer paint with a few drops of reinker.  Take a sponge dauber and lightly apply the shimmer paint/reinker mixture directly to your stamp.  You don't want to over load your stamp as it will make your image muddy and you'll lose some of the details as the ink mixture will puddle in the negative spaces.  Then stamp on your cardstock as usual. 

  Look at how shimmery it is!  Punch out your image with the ornament punch (remember my witch pencil topper a few posts ago?  Same punch!).  Wrap one end of the tinsel trim around the top of your ornament and then thread the other end through the slit cut with the craft knife.  I found that the tinsel kind of kept sliding down the wire as I tried to thread it through so I just folded that end over on itself before poking it through and that seemed to work.  Attach the ornament to the base with dimensionals.

  Trim the corners with the ticket corner punch, attach the top panel to a Perfect Plum panel and adhere all of that to the Sahara Sand base.  Add a sentiment to the inside (we used Four the Holidays set at the Stamp-a-Stack) and you're finished.

  Thanks for looking!  Happy Stamping!

Stamps: Delightful Decorations, Lovely As a Tree

Ink: Wild Wasabi, Perfect Plum (reinker)

Paper: Sahara Sand, Perfect Plum, Very Vanilla

Accessories: Silver Tinsel Trim, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Ornament punch, Ticket Corner punch, craft knife, dimensionals


  1. Amanda, you are creating some wonderful cards! This is just beautiful! Great idea using the tree as a branch for your ornament! Hugs!

  2. Pretty card! I was happy that this set made it into the big catalog this year too :) !



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