Hey, y’all! It’s Jill from Jill Cameron Creations. I’m using the Build Your Own Christmas stamp set (created by Jess Francisco) from Maker Forte! This is a super fun stamp set because you can use it in so many ways. I’ll show you two ways I used it.
First, let’s do some foiling! I love foiling but it can be a bit on the frustrating side. I have an easy way to add foil to just about any stamped image.
I love the look of gold and navy so I knew that’s exactly where this card would start. But I didn’t want to just use gold embossing powder. I wanted it to be a little different.
I stamped the circular image from the Build Your Own Christmas set in ColorHive embossing ink and used clear embossing powder to create the wreath image. Next, I cut a piece of gold foil that was about the same size as the wreath.
I put the pretty side of the foil piece facing up on the clear embossing. Place the cardstock and foil in a folded piece of paper and run through a laminator. This melts the embossing powder just enough to pull the gold foil off the sheet. Before you remove the foiling sheet be sure to allow the cardstock to cool completely.
Next, I stamped the sentiment in embossing ink and used a light blue embossing powder on the dark cardstock.
In the picture below, check out how the gold foil on top of the clear embossing has more depth.
I wanted to use coordinating light blue cardstock behind the navy panel but it was a little too plain when I layered them together. To spice it up a bit I used the stamp that looks like snow from the same set.
The finished size of this card is 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ square.
Our next card is super simple but oh so bold. You don’t have to use the circular wreath image. Create something else entirely. I stamped the tree image and the joy sentiment from the Build Your Own Christmas set. I just love the bold outline of the tree with the geometric shapes of it.
I used Copic markers to color in the tree and the snowbank. The sentiment is stamped in bright, bold red ink.
This card wouldn’t be complete without some shimmer. I used a shimmer brush marker over the entire tree and the sentiment.
Lastly, I die cut the panel out and popped it up on a top folding cards base.
Thank you for joining me today. I hope you look at your stamps a little bit differently to give them new life. And don’t forget to head over to the shop and get this adorable stamp set.