This is another one of those cards I hesitate to post, because everyone has made something kind of similar, and really, it's so stinkin' easy to make. But if you haven't seen a card like this, I'm really doing you a favor, so I will go ahead and post it because I am SO NICE.
And, if you are still on the fence about what you want to do for Christmas cards, this card just might push you over the edge. There are lots of reasons, but here are a few:
A) Nothing on this card is on back order. Seriously, this is a thing right now, mostly because our holiday catalog this year is one of the BEST EVER so people have been ordering stuff left and right and also because there is or was some sort of snafu on the docks at LA that is making it hard to get the inventory that is just sitting there. However, this situation seems to be resolving, so if you are impatiently waiting for something on back order, your patience will hopefully be rewarded soon. But that is not happening with this schtuff.
B) Two layers, one stamp, a few rhinestones, and a ribbon bow and you are DONE. What could be better? And the best reason:
C) It looks totally awesome. Lookie:
GOJUS (YILM!) A closer look:
I colored the stamp with markers. I know what you are thinking. You are thinking, "Jan! Jan! How did you get such a good amount of color on that stamp using markers? Jan? Mine always look so WASHED out! Jan? JAN!!! How you do that thang?"
I have a little secret. First, I make sure the stamp is ready to receive ink. If it's new, I take an eraser and erase all over the image to remove any oils or manufacturing residue, then clean the stamp. After that, I color twice, stamp once. What that means is I will add the color to an area (say, in this case the red) then I will color the green parts. By that time, the red parts will be somewhat dry and I will add yet another layer of color over the first. Then I add another layer to the green parts. After that, I do my Huff the Magic Dragon act.
Not like that! I mean breathing moist air onto the stamp to refresh the ink, and then I stamp. And I get fairly deep color. It's not as easy on stamps with more area,and with those I might even add a third layer of marker on the stamp, but on this one it works so beautifully, you'd swear I did some sort of magic with double stamping with the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig. But I didn't.
This is the inside:
This is a pretty stamp set. I think you need it. You can buy it from me by clicking the picture below or any (or all!) of the stuff I used to make this card.
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And you can buy this card on Etsy!