Today I will share several cards using the new release featuring Jessica Francisco holiday stamp designs and a fun NEW product that you’ll want in your everyday stash. Keep reading to see these lovely holiday cards with marshmallow paste! To shop Maker Forte, click here.
For my first card, I used the Build Your Own Christmas stamp set by Jessica Francisco. This is a lovely holiday set that is ideal if you love to make shaker cards!
I decided to make this a peek-a-boo card. When your recipient opens it, they’ll be greeted by a lovely scene!
To begin, I stamped the inside of Maker Forte 5.5×4.25 heavyweight side-folded cardstock using my Misti. Then, with the stamp still in place on my Misti, I carefully lined up a circle die on my card front so that it encircled the stamp. It’s a little tricky to do, and I’m sure there are easier ways of doing this technique, but you get the idea, right?
Once I die cut a circle to my card front, I went to work coloring the globe and tree, adding Merry Christmas sentiment at the bottom. I also decorated the card front with heat embossed snow, a sentiment, and that pretty red bow!
Now comes the fun part with that NEW product I mentioned above! Can you see it on my card??? (hint: it’s within the globe and tree, and it’s white).
“Say,” you ask. “What’s that cool stuff called?” Well, it’s called Marshmallow Paste! You simply adhere it with a brush, heat emboss it, and then watch with glee as it expands into snow! You can use this product with mixed media projects to create texture. You can even add color!
TIP: Be careful not to heat emboss for too long, or your snow will look like a burnt marshmallow. Go slow and keep the heat tool several inches away.
My next card is a set of gift tags using the Bah Humbug stamp set. This is a playful, quirky holiday stamp set, and gift tags were the perfect idea for those clever sentiments and cutie critters!
My first tag utilizes the Marshmallow Paste on the critter’s Santa Hat! Can you see it?
Before adding the paste, I die cut a tag on Rebellion Red cardstock and colored the critter, and presents with Copic markers. I added the hilarious sentiment “Escar-ho-ho-ho” and finished with a bow and white stars. Isn’t he adorable?
My 2nd tag also utilizes Marshmallow paste around the tree. I guess you could say I had a lot of fun with this paste, but no one was hurt in the process (hehe)!
I die cut the tag in British Racing Green cardstock, heat embossed the tree and star and colored it with Copic markers. Then I added the paste!
I finished with the sentiment on the left side and delicate string. By the way, the critters on the tree are fireflies, which leads me to my 3rd tag!
This tag might be my favorite as I die cut the tag in English Mustard cardstock, which is a bright shade of yellow, and colored the sweet fireflies in cheerful shades of pink and yellow. Then, I followed with that cute sentiment, “Let’s Get Lit.” Oh, and I named my fireflies Fred and Ethel. Because they’re entertaining like the infamous Fred and Ethel!
If you love critters, then this stamp set is for you!!! And did you know that Maker Forte sells cardstock? Maker Forte’s cardstock is thick and luxurious!!!
The last (but not least) two cards were created using the Sending and Wishing stamp set.
This set includes a beautiful, starry 6×6 background stamp and lovely holiday sentiments. I wanted the focus to be on that starry background stamp so you can see the details!
Card #2 was heat embossed with the same starry background stamp and Midnight Dream embossing powder, only this time, it’s over Grape cardstock. I fell in love with this beautiful shade of purple, and the embossing looks different on dark cardstock! I felt like a pink Christmas tree would look beautiful over that gorgeous color and shine at the last minute. Who says Christmas colors have to be traditional, right?
I hope you enjoyed my demonstration of this fantastic new release by Maker Forte and the holiday cards with marshmallow paste. There are more new products that I will be sharing with you in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!
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