Yesterday, I shared a fun two-step stamping card featuring the limited-time-only Merry Patterns stamp set. Today, I'm sharing another pair of cards using that same set…this time using two different techniques to decorate that candle image.
Merry Patterns is the set that you can earn with a $300 workshop order or individual order in September and October!
I used Two Cool techniques to decorate the candles on today's Merry Patterns cards! I love how these cards turned out! I love the Merry Patterns set so much!
Background Basics—I started by die-cutting a circle window at the top of a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Old Olive card stock.
I added a 3-3/4" x 1" piece of striped Be Merry Designer Series Paper along the bottom and tied some1/8" Silver Ribbon around it into a double-knot. I adhered a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock to the Island Indigo card base, then popped up the window layer with Dimensionals to create a recessed window.
Colored Candles—I stamped the Merry Patterns outline candle image in Memento Black through the window onto the Whisper White layer. I colored the "back" candles with some Island Indigo ink and a Blender Pen. Simply squeeze the ink pad to transfer ink onto the lid and use that as a palette for your blender pen. I added some Wink of Stella clear over the top for some shimmer. I also colored the flames with Crushed Curry ink.
Paper Pieced Candles—I stamped the outline candle image onto a piece of Be Merry DSP with Memento Black ink, then cut out the "front" candles with my super-sharp Paper Snips. I adhered those pieces onto the candle focal point with SNAIL. How cute is that tiny deer on the candle? Awwww!
Sweet Sentiment—I stamped the sentiment in Bermuda Bay onto a 1/2" wide strip of Whisper White, then fish-tailed the ends and popped it up with Dimensionals over the bottom of the circle. I finished by adding some Rhinestone Jewels on either side.
Two Cool—My second version starts with Bermuda Bay card stock for the window layer and it's eventually mounted onto a Pool Party card base.
This time, I colored the candles and stamped the sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink.