merry & bright

I got a shock the other day when looking at the calendar. It’s almost November! I know this probably isn’t a huge newsflash or anything but I guess I was just shocked at how quickly time is flying by. Didn’t school just start?

November means that it’s almost December and Christmas is just around the corner. So I looked at the calendar and do you know what? Just 54 more days until Christmas! Good job I’m sitting down. Good thing I’ve already started my Christmas cards! Like this one…

This card uses the new Avocado Arts Bring on the Holiday Cheer Stamp Set. I had a little fun thinking outside the box with this stamp set. What you can’t see in the above photo is that the stamp set does NOT have a solid tree stamp.It’s actually just the outline.

What I did to get the solid image is to actually put the stamp WRONG-side up on the acrylic block and then ink it up. Then I carefully peeled the stamp off the block and placed it onto my paper. To get a good impression, you need to press the stamp into the paper with your finger to make sure that all the areas stamp fully. Try it out on scrap paper first. It takes a few tries to get the hang of it.

 

 

To add my glitter to the tree garland, I simply traced the lines with a glue pen and then sprinkled on the glitter. Super quick and adds a lot of shine.

Looking for more fun and festive ideas with this set? Be sure to check out these Avocado Arts DT designers’ posts…

 

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Happy holiday stamping!

8 responses to “merry & bright

  1. Why didn’t I think of that? So awesome!!

  2. Fab wee card, Julia, and trust you to ‘think outside the box’ to come up with a new and great result.

  3. love it! May have to try that idea as well!!

  4. OHHHH! This is so cute–LOVE how you stamped that tree–CLEVER CLEVER:)

  5. well, I have yet to come and visit you and not see something amazing and gorgeous!!!! :)

  6. This is adorable! Thank you so much for the share.

  7. What a great idea and a great card!

  8. I love how you created the tree! Thanks for the tip on stamping with this set! Great card! ;o)

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